Dr Ganga Tilakaratna Stresses on Need for Collaborative Research at UNESCAP Panel Discussion

04 August 2021

IPS Research Fellow, Dr Ganga Tilakaratna, represented IPS at the South Asia Network on the Sustainable Development Goals (SANS) panel discussion on “How to make SANS more effective and sustainable” organised by UNESCAP’s South and South West Asia Office (SSWA).

SANS has been conceptualised to foster greater sub-regional cooperation by sharing good practices on sustainable development and act as a knowledge sharing platform among all South Asian stakeholders, including policymakers, think-tanks, development practitioners, civil society organisations and other stakeholders. SANS is facilitated by the UNESCAP-SSWA office and IPS is one of its founding members.

At the discussion, Dr Tilakaratna stressed on the importance of strengthening collaborative research among the member institutions, leveraging on their knowledge products, broadening membership and raising the visibility of SANS to make it more effective and sustainable in achieving the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development.