Welcome to The 5th International Conference on Poverty and Sustainable Development (ICPSD 2018)


Welcome to the 5th International Conference on Poverty and Sustainable Development 2018 (ICPSD 2018) which is scheduled to be held from 6th and 7th December 2018 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. ICPSD 2018 aims to bring together current research on poverty, inequality and social exclusion and to discuss policies and other measures of poverty alleviation with an international perspective. And also It provides you the opportunity to share your thoughts, exchange ideas, listen to renowned keynote speakers, extend your network and jointly explore current and future research directions.


The elimination of a social issue is vastly possible only with the active participation of people and the possession of knowledge in the subject matter. The 5th International Conference on Poverty and Sustainable Development (ICPSD 2018) is believed to act as that platform which will serve as the bridge for knowledge transfer thus creating awareness among its stakeholders contributing to a guaranteed future witnessing sustainable development.

Conference chair Message


General issues regarding poverty and social exclusion

  • Governance and Poverty
  • GMO, LMO and Poverty
  • Technological Advances and Poverty
  • Cashless Society and Poverty Implications
  • GDP and Poverty, Culture and Poverty
  • Education and Poverty
  • Secularism and Poverty


Special issues regarding Immigration, Emigration and Refugees

  • Refugees and Poverty
  • Immigrants and Poverty
  • Contribution of Immigrant labor to Poverty Eradication

Measuring poverty and social exclusion

  • National Happiness Index and Poverty
  • Poverty Growth and Inequality
  • Poverty Monitoring, Poverty Measurement and Analysis


 Focusing on outcomes

  • Poverty Eradication Success Stories
  • Poverty Eradication Disasters
  • Circular Economics and Poverty
  • Poverty Reduction Strategies
  • Poverty and Social Impacts


Poverty and Sustainable Development Conference

Prof. Sarath Kotagama

[ Conference Co-Chairman ]

Professor of Environmental Science,

Department of Zoology,

University of Colombo,

Sri Lanka.

Dr. Peter Abrahamson

[ Keynote Speaker ]

Conference Co – Chairman
Sociology at University of Copenhagen

Poverty and Sustainable Development Conference

Dr. Robert L Hawkins

[ Keynote Speaker ]
Assistant Dean & McSilver Endowed Chair in
Poverty Studies
New York University Silver School of Social Work
United States

Ms. Hanaa Singer

[ Keynote Speaker ]
UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative
Sri Lanka


Poverty and Sustainable Development Conference

Mr. Dhanushka Wickramasinghe

[ Rapporteur ]

General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University,
Sri Lanka

Evaluation Panel Members

World Class Evaluation panel Will be Evaluated your Presentation at the conference. you will be getting more constructive feedback, suggestions and insights from following Renowned professionals in Nano Science and Nano Technology field. This will be a lifetime opportunity for you to present your paper at a globally recognized platform.


Dr. Robert L Hawkins
Assistant Dean & McSilver Endowed Chair in Poverty Studies
New York University Silver School of Social Work
United States


Dr. Peter Abrahamson
University of Copenhagen


Prof. Sarath Kotagama
University of Colombo
Sri Lanka


Prof. Yeung W.J.J
National University of Singapore


Joseph G. Balaoing
Adamson University


Dr. Esquivias M.A
Universitas Airlangga


Prof. V. Nirmala
Pondicherry University


Dr. C. Jerome Samraj
Pondicherry University



All accepted abstracts for 5th International Conference on Poverty and Sustainable Development 2018 (ICPSD 2018) will be published in the conference abstract book with an associated ISBN 978-955-4903-80-7. All full papers will be reviewed through a double blind reviewing process and published electronically with an ISSN 2386 – 1215 number in the proceedings with a DOI Number (DOI prefix: 10.17501).

World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development – Special Issue

Print ISSN: 1746-0573
Online ISSN: 1746-0581
Editor in Chief: Prof. Leo Paul Dana
Journal Link: http://www.inderscience.com/jhome.php?jcode=wremsd
Indexed in:  SCOPUS, Academic OneFile and more
Listed in: Charted association of Business Schools (CABS) Academic journal guide

Hosting Partner

Center for Sustainability, University of Sri Jayewardenepura

Center for Sustainability, University of Sri Jayewardenepura

Academic Partner

Poverty development

Yale Global Justice Program

Strategic Partners

Official Airline Partner

Foundation for Innovative Social Development (FISD),

Sri Lanka

poverty and social development conference

Organization for Social Development Initiatives (OSDI)

Sri Lankan Airline


Ms. Riny Sharma
@ ICPSD 2017

Mr. Bilal Ahmed
@ICPSD 2017

Ms. Jacquelyn C.A
@ ICPSD 2017

Assistant Prof. Rudenko Dmitry
@ ICPSD 2014 (English)