International Conference on “Human Capital, Food Security and Economic Development in South Asia”
IPS in collaboration with the Centre of Development Economics and Sustainability (CDES), and the South Asia Research Network (SARN), Monash University, Australia, organized a conference on “Human Capital, Food Security and Economic Development in South Asia” from 11-12th January, 2017 in Colombo.
The conference provided an opportunity for researchers from Monash University, the IPS and other academics to engage with scholars and policy analysts from the South Asia region to strengthen links, and plan and implement collaborative research activities on major development challenges facing South Asia. Following an overview of current developments and challenges in South Asia, the technical sessions of the conference focused on: 1) Gender and Women Empowerment; 2) Food Security, Rural Credit and Climate Change; 3) Entrepreneurship; 4) Education; and 5) Health.
The Chief Guest at the occasion was Dr. Sarath Amunugama, Minister for Special Assignments.