Sustainable Development Policy Institute
The Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) is an independent, policy think tank that provides advice to public, private and voluntary organizations, and undertakes policy-oriented research and advocacy. It was established in 1992 in pursuance of one of the recommendations of National Conservation Strategy that was duly approved by the then Federal Cabinet. It is a multidisciplinary, process-oriented, knowledge-based organization, which facilitates and fosters collaboration with national, regional, and international partners for the transition towards sustainable development. SDPI’s vision of sustainable development includes three main pillars; environment, economic and social development.
Some of the important thematic areas under these pillars include governance, socio-economic justice, peace, conflict transformation and security, economic growth, poverty alleviation, equitable resources distribution, energy, gender, religious freedom, health, population, education, agriculture, sustainable industrial development, environment, climate change, food security, and sustainable livelihoods. While research is at the heart of SDPI, policy advice, advocacy, monitoring & evaluation, impact assessment, and training are the main activities undertaken by the Institute. Over the years, it has diversified its policy advocacy and engagement mediums. One of such innovations is the Sustainable Development Television (SDTV).