Sir Richard Jolly, former Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF, Special Adviser to the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (1996 to 2000) and Principal Coordinator of the widely-acclaimed Human Development Report will be visiting Sri Lanka from 27 September to 2 October at the invitation of the Gamani Corea Foundation. He is currently Honorary Professor and Research Associate of the Institute of Development Studies of the University of Sussex where he was the Director before joining UNICEF.
He will have discussions with the Board of Directors of the Gamani Corea Foundation, members of the Marga Institute, social scientists, university academics and civil rights activists. He will also visit Hambantota and Galle.
He will deliver the Gamani Corea Foundation Lecture on ‘Development: Can Sri Lanka be a model for implementing the SDGs?’ on 28 September at 5 p.m. at the BMICH Committee Room D at the invitation of the Gamani Corea Foundation.
On 29 September he will address a Seminar at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Peradeniya.