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Norwegian Forum for Development Cooperation in Fisheries

Sri Lanka for beginners
Seminar at Noragric, Ås 26th - 27th October 2005


First day:

10.30-10.45 Welcome words by Ruth Haug, Noragric

10.45-11.00 Opening remarks by Ian Bryceson, UMB

 11.00-11.45  “The challenges of post-disaster reconstruction and development of coastal zones: A political economic perspective” by N. Shanmugaratnam, UMB, Noragric
11.45-1215 ”Sri Lankan politics” Kristian Stokke, Univ. of Oslo

12.15-13.15 Lunch

13.15-14.00   “The Peace process past and present, consequences for donor-driven programmes and projects” by Solfrid Lien, MFA

14.00-14.45 “Experiences from post-tsunami support to the fisheries sector." by Ingrid Ofstad, MFA
14.45-15.00  "Inland Fisheries and freshwater aquaculture" by Tor Næsje, NINA and Olaf Weyl, Rhodes University, South Africa

15.00-15.15 Coffee

15.15-16.00  “Working with the Sri Lankan bureaucracy” by Odd Arnesen, NORAD/ Jan Sørensen, NIBR
16.00-16.30  “The fishery industry development in Northeast Sri Lanka” by Siluvai Sosai, Univ. of Jaffna, Sri Lanka

16.30-16.45  “Research in Sri Lanka” by Jan Haakonsen, RCN

19.30 Dinner at restaurant Johanne's, Studentersamfunnet


Second day:
09.00-09.45  “The role of middlemen in Sri Lankan fisheries” by Oscar Amarasinghe, Univ. of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

09.45-10.15   “Resources surveys by “Dr Fridtjof Nansen” 1978-80 and a new preparatory project on resources assessment” by Erling Bakken, IMR
10.15-10.30 Coffee

10.30-11.00  “The fishing fleet situation after the Tsunami” by Gunnar Album, Utviklingsfondet
11.00-11.30  ”Why has mariculture not developed in Sri Lanka?" by Niels Svennevig, SINTEF
11.30-12.00  “Commerciallisation of new Fishery Products – Experiences from Sri Lanka” by Anders Aksnes, Fiskeriforskning
12.00-12.30  “Coastal Zone management experiences from Sri Lanka; the road to achieve goals in a variable political and administrative landscape” by Harsha Ratnaweera, NIVA, UMB
12.30-13.00 Summary and closing remarks

 13.00-14.00 Lunch