Agenda, papers and presentations

DAY 1

 

9.00 – 10.30


Session 1: Demystifying the MDGs and SDGs and Setting the Context [view]

Chair: Dr. Indrajith Coomaraswamy, Director, Centre for Poverty Analysis (CEPA) and South Asia Policy and Research Institute (SAPRI)

Opening Address:

Current Debates and Activities in the MDG/SDG Global Discussions by Dr. Debapriya Bhattacharya, Chair, Southern Voice Initiative, Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) [presentation]

Technical Panel:

Emerging Development Challenges for South Asia in a Post-2015 Sustainable Development framework – Dr. Shehryar Toru Khan, Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) [presentation]

Bringing in the Three Pillars of Sustainability and how this is Visualised in the Post 2015 Discussions – Mr. Bhathiya Kekulanda, Practical Action (PA) [presentation]

Ensuring that South Asia does not get ‘left behind’: Addressing the Needs of the Poorest in Post 2015 – Ms. Priyanthi Fernando, Centre for Poverty Analysis (CEPA) [presentation]

Followed by an open plenary discussion

*Short bios of the chairperson and presenters from this session

10.30 – 11.00

Tea

 

11.00 – 1.00


Session 2: Economic Growth within Natural Limits [view]

Chair:   Mr. Asif Saeed Memon, Associate Research Fellow, SDPI – with an overview of the topic [presentation]

Technical panel:

Economic Growth Within Nature’s Limits: the Need and the Issues - Dr. Prasanthi Gunawardene, University of Sri Jayawardenepura [presentation]

Sustainable Production in the Service Sectors : the Case of Environmental Management in the Hotel Sector - Ms. Kanchana Wickramasinghe, Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) [presentation]

Discussants: Ms. Tharuka Dissanaike - Independent Consultant [discussant note]; Mr. Deshal De Mel - Senior Economist, Hayleys Group; Dr Indrajith Coomaraswamy

Followed by an open plenary discussion

*Short bios of the chairperson, presenters and discussants from this session

1.00 – 2.00

Lunch

 

2.00 –4.00


Session 3: Equity and Sustainability [view]

Chair: Ms. Priyanthi Fernando, Executive Director, CEPA – with overview of the topic [presentation]

Technical Panel:

Understanding the Role of Social Exclusion in Affecting Progress Towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) ­- Dr. Nidhi Sabharwal, Indian Institute of Dalit Studies (IIDS) [presentation]

Community Forestry for Social Economy - Mr. Bhola Bhattarai, National Forum for Advocacy Nepal (NAFAN) [presentation]

Discussants: Ms. Cyrene Siriwardhana - OXFAM; Ms. Pooja Parvati - Wada Na Todo Abhiyan (WNTA); Ms. Shyama Salgado - International Labour Organisation (ILO); Mr. Amjad Mohammed Saleem - Commonwealth Foundation (CF)

Followed by an open plenary discussion

*Short bios of the chairperson, presenters and discussants from this session

4.00 – 4.30

Tea

 

4.30 – 6.00


“Post-2015 Reality Check: Practitioners’ Perspectives” – Café [view]

Lead by Dr. Udan Fernando, Senior Professional, CEPA

Discussants: Mr. Charitha Ratwatte - Dialog Axiata PLC; Mr. Asoka Abeygunawardena - Energy Forum; and Mrs. Manorie Mallikaratchy - a Representative from the Ministry of External Affairs.

Followed by an open plenary discussion

*Short bio's of Cafe discussants

DAY 2

 

9.00 – 10.30


Session 4: Shared Societies and Governance [view]

Chair: H.E. Madam Chandrika Kumaratunga, Chair - SAPRI, Former President of Sri Lanka - with an overview of the topic

Governance and Shared Societies: Exploring Institutional Processes for Change – Mr. Asoka Gunewardene, Former Chairman, Finance Commission of Sri Lanka and the Sri Lanka Administrative Service

MDGs & SDGs: Shared Societies and the Post 2015 Agenda - Address by H.E. Mr. Cassam Uteem, member of Club de Madrid, Former President of Mauritius

Followed by an open plenary discussion

*Short bios of the chairperson and presenters from this session

10.30 – 10.45

Tea

 

10.45 – 12.30


Session 5: The Role of Technology in Achieving Sustainable Development [view]

Chair: Dr. Vishaka Hidellage, Regional Director, Practical Action – with overview of the topic.

Technical Panel:

Transfer of Technology and IPR - Mr. K.M. Gopakumar, Third World Network (TWN) [presentation]

Diaspora and Green Economy in South Asia - Mr. Sudeep Bhajracharya, South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE) [presentation]

Discussants: Mr. Dileepa Witharana - Open University; Dr. Saman Kelegama - IPS; Dr. Ananda Mallawatantri - UNDP

Followed by an open plenary discussion

*Short bios of the chairperson, presenters and discussants from this session

12.30 – 1.15


Lunch

 

1.15 – 3.15


Session 6: Ownership for Sustainability and Instruments for Delivery [view]

Chair: Dr Fahmida Khatun, Head of Research, CPD – with overview of the topic [presentation]

Technical Panel:

Implementing a Just and Inclusive Development Agenda - Ms. Pooja Parvati, (WNTA) [presentation]

Partnership for Sustainable Development Goals in South Asia - Dr. Avanish Kumar, Management Development Institute (MDI) [presentation]

Why South Asia needs to have Climate Change in the Post 2015 Development Agenda - Mr. Andrew Scott, Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

Japan’s aid in the Post 2015 Development Agenda - Prof. Hirohisa Kohoma, University of Shizuoka, Japan [presentation]

Followed by an open plenary discussion

*Short bios of the chairperson, presenters and discussants from this session

3.15 - 3.45

Tea

3.45 – 5.30

Session 7: Synthesizing Key Issues and Recommendations [view]

Chair: Dr. Debapriya Bhattacharya, Chair - Southern Voice, CPD

Presentations of summary points and key issues from each session:

Presentation for Session 2

Presentation for Session 3

Presentation for Session 4

Presentation for Session 5

Presentation for Session 6

Followed by open plenary

 

The background and rationale of the event can be found here. All the sessions from the symposium can be viewed here. The Outcome Document of the South Asian Consultation on the Post-2015 Development Agenda can be found here.

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