Ruwan Samaraweera is a Researcher Officer and an Ecological Economist working on environment, natural resources and climate change economic policy research at IPS. He contributed to the formulation of the draft National Environment Policy of Sri Lanka and the National Cooling Policy of Sri Lanka prepared by the Ministry of Environment. He is also engaged in projects supported by the UNDP, IIED, World Bank, Darwin Initiative UK, Southern Voice, ACIAR and IFPRI. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Export Agriculture (Second Upper) from Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka. He is currently reading for an MSc in Agricultural Economics at the University of Peradeniya.
Policy Research Capacity and Influence: Sri Lanka Activity. USAID-funded. IPS is collaboratively work with IFPRI on assessing COVID-19 impacts on agri-food trade and selected value chains. Initial training held on 14, 22 and 28 September 2020.
Climate Mitigation Action Support Project (CMASP)
Guest speaker at the webinar on ‘Pure Energy – Green Economy’
Organised by the Road to Rights and the G17 University Ambassadors Consortium
29 August 2021
22nd Sustainable Development Conference
Organized by Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI)
03 – 05 December 2019
Sri Lanka Next 2019: A Blue Green Era Conference
Organized by SLYCAN Trust and Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment
24 October 2019
BMICH, Colombo 07
Forest Restoration: Where Does Sri Lanka Stand?, Talking Economics, March 2021.
Urban Solutions: Building Pandemic Resilience in Sri Lanka’s Cities, Talking Economics, November 2020.
Human-Elephant Conflict: Can Insurance Help Affected Communities?, Talking Economics, 19 November 2020, 11 January 2021.
Urban Solutions: Building Pandemic Resilience in Sri Lanka’s Cities, Talking Economics, 19 November 2020
The Path to Climate Resilient Sustainable Cities, Unlocked, June 2019
Climate Change, Urban Planning and Development Policies in Sri Lanka, Unlocked, June 2019