Sub-regional Workshop on IDPs in Colombo
Galadari Hotel, Colombo
The Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS), in collaboration with the Consortium for Non-Traditional Security Studies in Asia (NTS-Asia), organized a sub-regional workshop titled “Ending the Displacement Cycle: Finding Durable Solutions through Return and Resettlement” in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 28 -29 January 2011. The workshop was one of two sub-regional workshops funded by the Consortium for Non-Traditional Security Studies in Asia. . The objective of this workshop was to look at the policies implemented by South and Southeast Asian states pertaining to the return and resettlement of IDPs who were displaced due to internal conflicts, natural disasters and development projects.
The resource persons of the Workshop were Dr. Samir Kumar Das, Professor of Political Science at the University of Calcutta, and President of Calcutta Research Group, India; Dr. Paula Banerjee, Vice President of International Association for Study of Forced Migration and Senior Researcher at Calcutta Research Group, India; Dr, Nishchal N. Pandey, Director of Centre for South Asian Studies, Kathmandu, Nepal; Dr. Ruth Lusterio-Rico, Associate Professor and current Chair of the Department of Political Science, University of the Philippines, Diliman, and Research Fellow at the Institute for Strategic and Development Studies (ISDS) Philippines; Dr. Riefqi Muna, from Centre for Political Studies, at the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (P2P-LIPI), Jakarta; Dr. Alistair D.B. Cook, Post-Doctoral Fellow and Co-Lead of the Internal and Cross-Border Conflict Programme at the Centre for Non Traditional Security (NTS) Studies in the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; and Professor R.A. Ariyaratne, Director of Regional Centre for Strategic Studies, Colombo.