Change Impact Studies Centre (GCISC) was established in May 2002 on the
initiative of Dr. Ishfaq Ahmad, then Special Advisor to the Chief Executive of
Pakistan and now Senior Advisor (Science and Technology), Planning Commission of Pakistan. The main
purpose of the Centre is to serve as a think tank in aid of the national
planners and decision makers for strategic policy planning in consonance with
the changing global environment in areas such as Climate, Water, Energy, Food,
Agriculture, Health, Ecology, new technologies etc.