The conference was chaired by Dr. Erandathie Lokupitiya, who works in the department of Zoology and Environment sciences at the University of Colombo. She opened the conference in the early morning along with representatives from TIIKM.
|Dr Erandathie Lokupitiya|
|Padraig Flattery presenting at the conference|
|Selection of the local food|
|Traditional dancers and musicians entertain the audience|
After another fantastic lunch and interesting poster session, the final technical session on climate change adaptation, mitigation and sustainable development began. Here we heard talks on energy use from tea and rubber manufacturing, livestock production, shrimp farming and gender and climate change. Darren Clarke held the room's attention with his presentation on barriers to transformative adaptation: responses to flood risk in Ireland.
|Darren Clarke engaging the crowd|
The conference concluded with an award ceremony where each person who presented got a certificate. Prizes were also given for the best presenter in each session, the overall best presentation and a number of plaques were awarded to the keynote speakers and conference chair. Padraig was awarded the 'Session's Best Presentation' certificate and medal for his talk on the first day.
|Receiving the medal|
By Darren Clarke & Padraig Flattery
The authors would like to express huge thanks to the conference organisers, chair, keynote speakers and people of Sri Lanka for making it such a wonderful trip. Credit for the photos used in this blog goes to TIIKM, taken from their Facebook page.