ICPSD 2014 Conference report
1st International Conference on Poverty and Sustainable Development 2014 was successfully completed with more than 40 participants from 12 countries. Countries are namely Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Russia, Germany, Indonesia, Uganda, Kenya, Australia, South Korea, Nigeria and United States of America.
There were 18 oral presentations 02 poster presentations and 10 virtual presentations. Moreover there were some local participants who representing Sri Lankan Universities and other professional bodies.
Primary objective of this conference was to create a premier forum for the local and international researchers, scholars and academicians to share their research results in the fields of poverty and sustainable development. We believed that we successfully achieved this objective during the conference. Moreover Secondary Objective of the conference was to attract high profiled tourists to Sri Lanka and use their knowledge and experience for development of the tourism industry.
As per the schedule, conference was chaired by Prof. Sarath Kotagama and key note speech was delivered by Prof. H.D. Karunaratne. Two guest speeches were delivered by Hon. Margaret Muhanga Mugisa, Member of Parliament, Kabarole District, Parliament of Uganda and Dr. Laode Ida, Deputy Chairman of the Indonesian Council for Regional Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia
Conference schedule divided in to 04 main themes namely,
- Economic Development
- Environmental Sustainability
- Rural Development and Eradication of Poverty
- Women Empowerment, Youth Depression and Rule of Law
In the awarding ceremony best research paper award won by Prof. Anita Jose & Mr. Tom Jose IAS and best local student paper and best international student paper won by Mr. Withanaarachchi and Ms. Nara Lee respectively. Also organizing committee awarded 04 more awards to best presenters in each session.