The Social Policy and Development Centre (SPDC) launched its 13th Annual Review 2014-15 entitled ‘The State of Social Development in Urban Pakistan’ at Hotel Avari Towers, Karachi on Wednesday 27th April 2016. The speakers included Mr. Saeed A Qureshi (Chairman, SPDC Board of Directors); Prof. Dr. Khalida Ghaus (Managing Director, SPDC); Mr. Javed Jabbar (Vice Chairman, SPDC BoD); Dr. Ishrat Hussain (Member, SPDC BoD); and Mr. Asif Iqbal (Senior Principal Economist, SPDC).
The people of Sindh face an onslaught of natural calamities each year, and each year the story is the same. Countless homes are lost, children die or go missing, livestock is decimated. But alongside natural disasters, manmade hazards have also brought about a whole new host of problems that have destroyed the entire ecosystem. As a part of the project Gender and Social Vulnerability to Climate Change: A Study of Disaster Prone Areas in Sindh, this documentary was shot in four districts of Sindh including Thatta, Badin, Dadu and Tharparkar and aims to highlight the effects of climate variability on men, women and children.
The project is part of Climate Change Adaptation, Water and Food Security in Pakistan -- a research initiative of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada.
The Social Policy and Development Centre (SPDC) launched its 12th Annual Review entitled ‘The State of Social Development in Rural Pakistan’ on September 24, 2014 at a hotel in Karachi. Around 200 people belonging to international and local non-governmental organisations, diplomatic community, academia and civil society attended the event. The speakers at the launch included Mr. Saeed A. Qureshi, the Chairman of SPDC’s Board of Directors, Prof. Dr. Khalida Ghaus, Dr. Hafiz A. Pasha and Mr. Muhammad Asif Iqbal.
South Asian Regional Conference was held in Islamabad in April 2014 on theme of Women, Work and Poverty. The speakers were invited from India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Afghanistan and from within Pakistan. Mr. Ahsan Iqbal, Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms was the Chief Guest and H.E. Cecilie Landsverk Ambassador, Royal Norwegian Embassy-Islamabad was the Guest of Honor. The structure of the conference was explained by the Managing Director, SPDC Prof. Dr. Khalida
Governance Institutes Network International (GINI) is an NGO based in Islamabad. GINI, with the support of United States Institute of Peace (USIP) has conducted a research project titled “Mis-governance-Radicalization Nexus in Pakistan”
Social Policy and Development Centre seminar to share Annual Review 2009-10 report entitled "Social Impact of the Security Crisis".Islamabad
Social Policy and Development Centre seminar to share Annual Review 2009-10 report entitled "Social Impact of the Security Crisis.Karachi
Social Policy and Development Centre seminar to share the findings of its two research reports entitled "Gender Dimensions of Social Safety Nets: The Case of Zakat Recipients in Pakistan" and "Socio-economic Characteristics of Female Headed Households in Pakistan.
SPDC conducted seminar to share the findings of its two GRP reports entitled "GENDER DIMENSIONS OF DEVELOPMENT INDUCED DISPLACEMENT AND RESETTLEMENT: A Case study of Lyari Expressway in Karachi." And "THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC COST OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN: A Case Study of Karachi." on 3rd April 2012 in Karachi
SPDC seminar to share the findings of its two research reports entitled "Public Spending on Education and Health in Pakistan: A Dynamic Investigation through Gender Lens" and "Trade Liberalization and Gender Dynamics of Employment in Pakistan.
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