IPS-UNDESA Hold National Consultation Workshop on Link Between BRI and SDGs

08 August 2019
IPS, Colombo

Ongoing research has shown that the five priority areas of China’s mammoth Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has the potential to contribute towards Sri Lanka’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), IPS Research Fellow, Ganga Tilakaratna, noted recently.

In particular, this initiative has the potential to contribute towards the SDGs related to employment, infrastructure, sustainable cities and communities and partnerships, she highlighted.

Dr. Tilakaratna was speaking at the National Consultation Workshop on ‘Jointly Building the Belt and Road towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)’, organised by IPS and the United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), on 08 August 2019.

The discussion following the presentation was moderated by the Director General of the Sustainable Development Council of Sri Lanka, Dr. Sugath Yalegama.

This workshop was organized as a part of a multi-country project on ‘Strengthening National Policy Capacities for Jointly Building the Belt and Road towards the SDGs’. Sri Lanka is among the 14 countries that are currently engaged in this multi-country project. The IPS research team includes Dr. Tilakaratna and IPS Research Officer, Nipuni Perera.