national Network

SDSN Pakistan, hosted by the Institute for Global Health and Development at Aga Khan University and established in 2022, convenes its members in Pakistan and leverages their strengths to help realize the SDGs. The Network mobilizes resources and engages knowledge-creating institutions in the country to hold discussions and dialogues on topics, such as climate change, health, and the SDGs.

Network and Members Organize Climate Change Conference

SDSN Pakistan, the Institute for Global Health and Development at Aga Khan University, and the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) collaboratively organized a conference on November 26 & 27, 2023, titled "Climate Change, Health, and Environment: Opportunities for Change" in Karachi. The two-day event had nearly 870 in-person participants combined with participants also joining virtually from 19 countries.

The Network Joins a Panel on Interconnected Approaches for Solutions

Pakistan joined the panel on "Pakistan’s SDGs and Polycrisis: How are we Faring?" at the 26th Annual Sustainable Development Conference organized by SDPI from November 21 to 23, 2023. The dialogue underscored the need for multilateral collaboration, reforms, and an 'interconnected approach' for comprehensive solutions

SDSN Pakistan Network Members

Organization Country Network Sector
National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences Pakistan Pakistan University (Department/Institute)
Quality Enhancement Cell, Khushal Khan Khattak University Karak Pakistan Pakistan Non-Governmental Organization
University of Agriculture, Peshawar Pakistan Pakistan Pakistan Non-Governmental Organization
Youth Association for Development (YAD) Pakistan Pakistan University (Department/Institute)
Sustainable Development Policy Institute Pakistan Pakistan University (Department/Institute)
Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD) Pakistan Pakistan Pakistan University (Department/Institute)
Bridging Health Foundation Pakistan Pakistan Non-Governmental Organization
Water Environment Forum Pakistan Pakistan Non-Governmental Organization
Rural Aid Pakistan Pakistan Pakistan Non-Governmental Organization
Sukkur IBA (Institute of Business Administration) University Pakistan Pakistan University (Department/Institute)
University of Karachi Pakistan Pakistan University (Department/Institute)
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center Mehran University of Engineering and Technology Pakistan Pakistan University (Department/Institute)
Centre of Excellence in Responsible Business Pakistan Pakistan Non-Governmental Organization
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad Pakistan Pakistan University (Department/Institute)
NED University of Engineering and Technology, Development Studies Program Pakistan Pakistan University (Department/Institute)
Social Policy and Development Centre Pakistan Pakistan Non-Governmental Organization
Institute for Global Health and Development, Aga Khan University Pakistan Pakistan University (Department/Institute)
Institute of Policy Studies Pakistan Pakistan Research Institution
Ziauddin University Pakistan Pakistan University (Department/Institute)
Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad Pakistan Pakistan University (Department/Institute)
University of Agriculture Faisalabad Pakistan Pakistan Pakistan University (Department/Institute)
University of Central Punjab, Lahore Pakistan Pakistan University (Department/Institute)
City University of Science & Information Technology Pakistan Pakistan University (Department/Institute)
The University of Faisalabad Pakistan Pakistan University (Department/Institute)
National Textile University Pakistan Pakistan University (Department/Institute)
National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan Pakistan University (Department/Institute),Government Agency
Karachi Urban Lab Pakistan Pakistan Research Institution,University (Department/Institute)
University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar Pakistan Pakistan University (Department/Institute)
BJ Micro Lab Pakistan Pakistan Research Institution
Remote Sensing, GIS and Climatic Research Lab, University of the Punjab Pakistan Pakistan Research Institution,University (Department/Institute)
Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) Pakistan Pakistan University (Department/Institute)

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Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta

  • Chair
  • SDSN Pakistan

Dr. Jai Das

  • Advisor
  • SDSN Pakistan

Abbas Jaffer

  • Network Manager
  • SDSN Pakistan

SDSN Focal Point

Gautham Varada Narayan

  • Manager, Asia Pacific Networks
  • Networks Program