University Enterprise Collaboration for Economic Recovery and Resilience in Sri Lanka – Policy Dialogue

Discover a pathway to economic regaining and resilience with the SECRA USJ Project’s upcoming policy brief discussion, titled “University Enterprise Collaboration for Economic Recovery and Resilience” hosted by the University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

This event stands as a cornerstone of the SECRA – Sri Lanka meeting, occurring in parallel with the Strengthening University-Enterprise Collaboration for Resilient Communities in Asia (SECRA) Project’s Colombo Conference – University-industry Collaborations for Sustainable Development (ICSD 2024). Scheduled for March 16th, 2024, at gapHQ, Colombo, this discussion is well-positioned to spark transformative dialogues, led by respected individuals like Snr. Prof. Ananda Jayawardena, who serves as a Commission Member of the University Grants Commission (UGC) and Deputy Chairman of Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC. Also, we’ll have Snr. Prof. H.D. Karunarathne, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Colombo, Mr. Duminda Hulangamuwa, Chairman of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, and Mr. Keerthi Gunawardane, President of the Federation of Chambers of Commerce. Moderating this discussion to ensure a lively exchange of ideas will be Prof. Upuli Perera.

Under the supervision of Prof. Rukmal Weerasinghe and Prof. Lasith Gunawardena, the project managers of SECRA-University of Sri Jayewardenepura, this gathering is dedicated to confronting the urgent economic challenges facing Sri Lanka. The SECRA project, funded by the European Union, is committed to development resilient communities across Asia through systematic and innovative university-enterprise collaborations. Join us as we explore solutions to the prevailing economic crisis, recognizing the indispensable role of collaboration between academia and industry. Following the informative discourse, attendees are invited to a special dinner, fostering further networking and idea exchange, coinciding with the International Conference on University-Industry Collaborations for Sustainable Development (The Colombo Conference 2024). This event pledges not only dialogue but actionable strategies to navigate and surmount the economic hurdles confronting our nation.

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