ACCA and SDPI hold a dialogue on sustainable development in Pakistan

Islamabad (Muhammad Yasir) The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) collaborated to bring together lawmakers to share their views on “The way forward for sustainable development in Pakistan”, at the 21st Sustainable Development Conference (SDC) in Islamabad.

The 21st SDC not only deliberated the economic corridor, but also other corridors of connectivity and knowledge, that can steer towards peace and development. Looking at the emerging global trends, countries are embarking on following policies that positively impact the future of various multilateral trade agreements, global solidarity, social policy, trade and development.

Speaking at the conference, Dr. Abid Qaiyum Suleri – Executive Director SDPI and Sajjeed Aslam – Head ACCA Pakistan stressed that “Through learning and sharing experiences of professionals working in policy, business and finance, we can continue to strengthen our knowledge platform and its on-going mission of activating the professionals to play their part in building the economy of the future. Effective assessment and communication of progress made will be vital towards achieving new benchmarks and building a more sustainable future. This is a timely conversation to assess the best practices and learn from an interconnected global network of professionals and policy-makers.”

During the conference the honourable lawmakers emphasized the need for building a long-term robust economic model for Pakistan, new collaborative partnerships need to be established on knowledge sharing and building bridges. This region’s future lies in strategic policies that are demographically inclusive.

The Conference dedicated various sessions on key issues such as poverty, hunger, health, education, climate change, gender equality, water, sanitation, energy, environment and social justice and many more overlapping sub-themes relevant to Pakistan and other countries.