Welcome to The 4th International Conference on Poverty and Sustainable Development (ICPSD 2017)

The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM) takes great pleasure in inviting you to the 4th International Conference on Poverty and Sustainable Development (ICPSD 2017) to be held on the 05th – 06th December, 2017 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The Conference will witness the participation of Academicians, Researchers, Professionals, Government officials and Policy makers in a single platform addressing a global issue in the pursuit of finding solutions for a better tomorrow.


In today’s context the world is experiencing a wide variety of issues, of which some have been long lasting and are considered a global phenomenon. Poverty is one such issue the world is on the lookout for solutions and solutions that will sustain enabling a consistency in development. The emergence of seventeen aspirational Global Goals to be achieved within a span of a decade and a half was set by the United Nations with the aim of addressing areas that in summary are considered vital for a sustainable living. When considering all seventeen goals, the first among them is eradicating Poverty signifying the importance of the drive to address the issue.


  • Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere;
  • Goal 2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture;
  • Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages;
  • Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all;
  • Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls;
  • Goal 6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all;
  • Goal 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all;
  • Goal 8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all;
  • Goal 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation;

Conference Chair

Prof. Sarath Kotagama

Professor of Environmental Science,
Department of Zoology,
University of Colombo,
Sri Lanka

Keynote Speaker


Ms. Una McCauley

UN Resident Coordinator & UNDP Resident Representative

Keynote Speaker


Topic: “Poverty Eradication – A Global Challenge”

Prof. Upinder Sawhney

Dept. of Economics
Panjab University

Plenary speaker

Mr. Aasim Siddiqui

M.D, Marine Group of Companies


All accepted abstracts will be published in the conference abstract book with ISBN. All full papers will be accepted through a double blind reviewed process and will be published electronically with ISSN in proceedings with a DOI number (DOI prefix: 10.17501).

We will submit the proceedings to be indexed in the Thomson Reuters, SCOPUS, Mendeley, Google scholar and CiteULike for possible Indexing.

Journal of Management and Development

Online ISSN: 2392-4896
Print ISSN: 2392-4888
Managing Editor: Trilochan Pokharel

Forum for Social Economics

Print ISSN: 0736-0932
Online ISSN: 1874-6381
Managing Editor: Wolfram Elsner  

Entrepreneurship & Regional Development

Print ISSN: 0898-5626
Online ISSN: 1464-5114
Editor: Alistair R. Anderson

Supporting Ministry

Ministry of Social Empowerment,
Welfare and Kandyan Heritage
Sri Lanka.

Hosting Partner

Department of Economics
Panjab University – Chandigarh 

Academic Partner

Nepal Administrative Staff College

  • Abstract submission deadline
    26th October 2017
  • Early Bird Registration deadline
    10th October 2017
  • Conference registration final deadline for presenters
    07th November 2017
  • PP Presentation
    due on or before 21st November 2017



Ms. Romana Mbinya
@ ICPSD 2014

Ms. Eva Wieners
@ICPSD 2014 (German)

Assistant Prof. Rudenko Dmitry
@ ICPSD 2014 (English)

Mr. Amila Withanaarachchi
@ ICPSD 2014