The Success Story of the 4th International Conference on Poverty and Sustainable Development- 2017

The 4th International Conference on Poverty and Sustainable Development- 2017 (ICPSD 2017) was successfully held from 05th – 06th December, 2017 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The Conference was organized by The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM), Sri Lanka with the collaboration of Department of Economics, Panjab University, India under the theme “ Strategies for meeting SDGs: Ending Poverty in all its Forms Everywhere” with the support of Ministry of Social Empowerment, Welfare and Kandyan Heritage .

Poverty and Sustainable Development conference photograph

The opening remarks of 2017 were made by the Conference Convener Mr. Isanka P. Gamage (Co-Founder & Managing Director – The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM), Sri Lanka) and Conference chair Prof. Sarath Kotagama (Professor of Environmental Science, Department of Zoology, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka). The speech representing the Co – Hosting Partner was given by Prof. Upinder Sawhney (Chairperson, Department of Economics, Panjab University, India)  The Plenary speech on “Poverty Alleviation through Sustainable Development” was delivered by Mr. Aasim Siddiqui (M.D, Marine Group of Companies, Pakistan).

The keynote forum was consisted with two keynote speeches. The first keynote speech was delivered by Ms. Una McCauley (UN Resident Coordinator & UNDP Resident Representative, Sri Lanka) and the second keynote speech was given by Prof. Upinder Sawhney (Chairperson, Department of Economics, Panjab University, India) on “Poverty Eradication – A Global Challenge”

ICPSD 2017 provided a solid platform for over 100 researchers, stakeholders and policy makers from across the globe representing 10 countries to share their research findings with one another and to discuss the policy implications in Poverty and sustainability. The countries are

  • Australia
  • India
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • Poland
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • United States

The conference provided a refreshing experience for all, especially for the young researchers who had the opportunity to share their research findings on an international platform.

The conference comprised of five technical sessions and a poster session during which researchers from around the world presented their research findings. The technical sessions as follow.

  • Agriculture Practices, Technological Advances and Poverty
  • Poverty Eradication Success Stories and Disasters
  • GDP, Sufficiency Economics, Circular Economics, Cashless Society and Poverty Implications
  • Refugees, Immigrants, Governance and Poverty
  • Poverty Eradication Success Stories and Disasters

CALL FOR PAPERS

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.

SDGs

  • 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;

Supporting Ministry

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

Hosting Partner

Department of Economics
Panjab University – Chandigarh 
India 

Academic Partner

Nepal Administrative Staff College
(NASC)

Support

Conference Chair

Prof. Sarath Kotagama

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

Keynote Speaker

Upinder-Sawhney

Ms. Una McCauley

UN Resident Coordinator & UNDP Resident Representative

Keynote Speaker

Upinder-Sawhney

Topic: “Poverty Eradication – A Global Challenge”

Prof. Upinder Sawhney

Chairperson
Dept. of Economics
Panjab University
India

Plenary speaker

Mr. Aasim Siddiqui

M.D, Marine Group of Companies
Pakistan

Publications [ in progress ]

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

ICPSD 2017

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

Photo Library

Testimonials


Ms. Romana Mbinya
@ ICPSD 2014


Ms. Eva Wieners
@ICPSD 2014 (German)


Assistant Prof. Rudenko Dmitry
@ ICPSD 2014 (English)


Mr. Amila Withanaarachchi
@ ICPSD 2014