SOCIAL MEDIA COMPANY

RECENT VIDEOS

Climate Change, Water Management and Adaptation
Guest: Dr Adil Najam, Dean, Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University
Silver Lining: Celebrating 25 Years of SDPI
The documentary marked SDPI's 25 years long journey of success, achievements and challenges. The documentary was launched and screened during 20th Sustainable Development Conference (SDC).
Pakistan State of Future Index 2017
Next ten years appears to be promising for Pakistan, indicates the newly launched ‘The Pakistan State of the Future Index (PK-SOFI)’ study by Foresight Lab, a facilitative platform for communities of interest here at Islamabad. Pakistan State of Future Index is a 10-year future index composed of 30 variables that indicate if the future is getting better or worse. It shows 30-year trends of improvement and decline, each variable is forecasted based on 20 years of past data which are then further assessed for the best possible and worst possible values in 10 years. Raja Taimur Hassan has the story…
Saving Indigenous Cultures of Chitral: The Land of Tranquility
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) demand of the governments to preserve local cultures and heritage besides ensuring the wellbeing of ingenious communities, say speakers at a consultative meeting titled ‘Saving our indigenous cultures - Chitral the land of tranquility’ held by SDPI in Islamabad. They say preservation of the indigenous culture of Chitral communities should be among the top priorities of the federal and provincial governments. Raja Taimur Hassan has the report…
National Training of Trainers on National Forest Inventory for REDD+
Pakistan adopts a national definition of ‘Forests’ after a consensus reached among all stakeholders including the representatives of all the four provinces, GB, AJK and FATA. The definition is based on the recommendations of National Working Group that met in August 2017. This was revealed by the Federal Secretary Ministry of Climate Change, Syed Abu Ahmad Akif, at the inaugural session of the four-day-long national level training of trainers on ‘National Forest Inventory’ for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+). The national training was held by REDD+ office, Ministry of Climate Change (MoCC) Pakistan and Pakistan Forest Institute Peshawar in collaboration with Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) here at Islamabad. Raja Taimur Hassan has the story…
Green Parliamentary Caucus to Tackle Climate Change
Green Parliamentary Caucus to Tackle Climate Change

SDC VIDEOS

Silver Lining: Celebrating 25 Years of SDPI
The documentary marked SDPI's 25 years long journey of success, achievements and challenges. The documentary was launched and screened during 20th Sustainable Development Conference (SDC).
19th SDC (B-12) SLRC Session 5: The Legacies of Conflict
There is a long-lasting impact of conflict on livelihood and well-being of people. The consequences of conflict are often ignored by policymakers who are keen to 'move-on' post-conflict. A session on 'The Legacies of Conflict' held during the 19th SDC discussed as to how people are affected by violence and war crimes. Raja Taimur Hassan has the story...
19th SDC (C-8) SLRC Session 7: Building Capacity in Conflicts
Peace cannot be restored in conflict-hit areas unless trust between people and state is rebuild in line with the state being the protector of life and property, says Mian Gul Adnan Aurangzeb while speaking at a session on 'Building Capacity in Conflicts' organized by SDPI in Islamabad on the occasion of 19th Sustainable Development Conference. Raja Taimur Hassan has the story...
19th SDC (C-4) SLRC Session 6: Community Driven Development and Social Protection in Conflicts
Stressing the need to re-evaluate social protection programmes, Dr Ashfaque Hasan Khan, the Dean at National University of Science and Technology (NUST) says governments should consult local leaders for rebuilding livelihoods to restore peace in conflict-hit areas. He was speaking at a panel discussion titled: Community Driven Development and Social Protection in Conflicts, organized on the occasion of 19th Sustainable Development Conference (SDC) by SDPI in Islamabad.Raja Taimur Hassan has the story...
19th SDC (B-3): Challenges of Conflict and Service Delivery in South Asia
Stressing the need for strategic planning to curb terrorism and extremism from the society, Awami National Party (ANP) leader Afrasiab Khattak says Pakistan is a security state where extremism is still flourishing due to the wrong policies of the state. Speaking at a session on "Challenges of conflict and services delivery in South Asia" held on the occasion of 19th Sustainable Development Conference organized by Sustainable Development Policy Institute in Islamabad, he says state policies need to be corrected, as in the presence of Afghan policy, peace cannot prevail. Raja Taimur Hassan has the story...
19th SDC (Session C-3): Effective Institutions, Capacities & Partnerships for Implementing SDGs: A P
Provincial governments are determined to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and are now engaged in building capacities and increasing resources in this regard. Provinces can share indigenous strategies and learn from each other's experiences. Kashmala Chaudhry has the story...

THEMES

Elections 2013
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) manifesto focuses more on the welfare and well-being of people of Pakistan, says Tehrik leaders at a policy seminar, Relevance of Manifesto in Political Dynamics of Pakistan, organized by SDPI in Islamabad. Presenting their economic and health policies, they said, Pakistan is an elite capture society where middle and lower classes are being ignored, and one cannot change the destiny of people unless we invest in masses. Our Correspondent Raja Taimur Hassan has the more to tell.
Food Security
Calling for the quality food for every household, speakers at a seminar say high level political will is required to achieve 'zero hunger' in the country. The seminar titled "World Food Day 2014: Feeding the World, Caring for the Earth" was organized by SDPI at Islamabad. They stressed the need for family farming which what they believe would ensure food security around the world. Raja Taimur Hassan has the story...
Peace and Conflict
Threats and risks linked with cyber technology are increasing with each passing day, therefore, a comprehensive national policy on cyber security and nationalization of technology is the need of hour, says Dr Hatim Zaghloul, the international expert on information and cyber technology, while delivering a lecture on Cyber Security, organized by SDPI in collaboration with Pakistan Institute of Parliamentary Studies (PIPS) and Youth Parliamentarians Forum (YPF). Raja Taimur Hassan has more to tell...
SD Conference
The Sustainable Development Policy Institute has completed twenty years of its existence in 2012, as a policy advocacy Think Tank. These twenty years have seen many highs and lows, as well as landmark achievements. To commemorate the contribution of those who stood the test of time and made it all happen, the institute has decorated three of its most senior members with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Our correspondent Fatima Mansoor has the story…
Environment
Experts urged citizens to own their forests and prevent them from falling into the hands of the timber mafia at a seminar on "Tackling Global Warming through REDD+" organized by SDPI here at Islamabad. Experts said that growing population, massive urbanization and industrialization are putting tremendous pressure on natural resources including forests. They said there is also lack of consensus on the definition of forest in Pakistan. We have to define the forest as well.Raja Taimur Hassan has the story...
Governance
Our solution of governance issues lies in implementing the constitution said Zafarullah Khan, Executive Director, Pakistan Institute of Parliamentary Services (PIPS). He was speaking at a seminar titled "Legal Instruments for Transparent Governance”, Organized by SDPI here at Islamabad. He said for democracy and governance to thrive in the country, there is dire need to invest in socialization. For that government needs to invest in civic education, health and provide equal opportunities to every citizen. Raja Taimur Hassan has the story...
Social Sector Development
Certain elements in Pakistan kept resisting the population census in the country as it was perceived as a threat to their vested interests. Population census would reveal the true picture about the province and locality wise population and hence, would affect the redistribution of national resources through National Finance Commission (NFC) Award. Dr. Tahir Jamil, renowned academician and expert in social sciences, said this during his special lecture ‘Demographic transition in Pakistan: challenges and opportunities’, held by Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) here at Islamabad. Watch full lecture of Dr. Tahir Jamil to learn more on demographic transition in Pakistan...
Economic Development
Reforms in the Labor laws and provision of better transport facilities can economically empower women in contributing to the national economy. The speakers at a panel discussion agreed that womens economic empowerment can lead to a breakthrough if equal opportunities were provided to them. Fatima Mansoor has more to tell