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CEPA forum on poverty

The Centre for Poverty Analysis (CEPA) is holding its 43rd Open Forum on Poverty titled “UNDERSTANDING POVERTY:

A case study of multidimensional poverty among Samurdhi welfare recipients in Badulla District, Sri Lanka” on Thursday, August 25 at the CEPA office at 29, Gregory’s Road, Colombo 7.

The 43rd Open Forum will disseminate the findings of a multidimensional poverty analysis carried out by the CEPA with support from the Poverty and Economic Policy Research Network (PEP), Canada and Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), according to a CEPA press release.

The Open Forum will feature a presentation titled ‘Introduction to Multidimensional Poverty, the Pilot Study and Methodology’ by Nilakshi De Silva, Senior Research Professional, CEPA. It will be followed by a presentation by K I H Sanjeewanie, Research Professional, CEPA on the ‘Findings from Pilot Study in Badulla District relating to multidimensional poverty among Samurdhi households, with a special focus in on the dimension of employment quality, empowerment, dignity, physical safety and subjective and psychological wellbeing’ .

The discussant will be Hemachandra Ranathunge, Freelance Consultant, Poverty Alleviation and ICT(former Additional Secretary, Samurdhi, Poverty Alleviation and ICT, Ministry of Economic Development). The Forum will be chaired by Prof. Kalinga Tudor Silva Senior Professor - Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya and Executive Director, International Centre for Ethnic Studies. CEPA Open Forums on Poverty aim to provide a platform for professional debate on poverty related issues in Sri Lanka, and to encourage knowledge sharing and discussion.

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