18 February > 19 February

Colombo, Sri Lanka

CADTM SOUTH ASIA WORKSHOP INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS, DEBT AND MICRO-CREDIT, COLOMBO, 18-19 FEBRUARY 2020

TUESDAY, 18 FEBRUARY
0930-1000 Registration
1000-1030 Welcome and Introductions Linus Jayatilake
United Federation of Labour
Communication of the message sent by the United Nation Independent Expert on Debt and Human Rights
1030-1040 Tea Break
Session 1: Global situation including debt
Moderator: Sandun Thudugala
Law & Society Trust
1040-1140 Global Perspective Eric Toussaint
CADTM International
Sri Lankan situation Prof (retd) Sumanasiri Liyanage
Economics Department, University of Peradeniya
1140-1150 Tea Break
1150-1330 Debt scenario in South Asia Amali Wedagedara
Alliance for Economic Democracy
Monower Mostafa
Bangladesh Working Group on External Debt
Abdul Khaliq
CADTM Pakistan
Sushovan Dhar
CADTM India
1330-1430 Lunch
Session 2: Micro Credit and other private illegitimate debts
1430-1700 Moderator: Rabbiya Bajwa
Advocate Supreme Court of Pakistan
Introduction Nathan Legrand
CADTM Secretariat
Sri Lanka Vidura Munasinghe
Law & Society Trust
Bangladesh Monower Mostafa
Bangladesh Working Group on External Debt
Morocco Omar Aziki
CADTM-ATTAC Morocco
India Sushovan Dhar
CADTM India
WEDNESDAY, 19 FEBRUARY
Session 3: International Financial Institutions
Moderator: Herman Kumara
National Fisheries Solidarity Organization (NAFSO)
0930-1100 Introduction & general perspective Eric Toussaint
CADTM International
Chinese investment in Sri Lanka Dr Darini Rajasingham
Alliance for Economic Democracy
Energy Projects in Bangladesh under Belt & Road Initiative Hasan Mehedi
Bangladesh Working Group on External Debt
China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Abdul Khaliq
CADTM Pakistan
1100-1110 Tea Break
1110-1130 Session 3 continues
Session 4: Debt as a tool for women’s oppression
1140-1300 Moderator:
Feminisation of micro finance Nalini Ratnarajah
South Asia Alliance for Poverty Eradication (SAAPE)
1300-1400 Lunch
Session 5
1400-1700 Strategy & Planning
Declaration
Moderators Amali Wedagedara
Alliance for Economic Democracy
Sushovan Dhar
CADTM India

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