Dr Sejal Worrah, Program Director, WWF India

A reputed conservation manager and researcher exploring the interfaces among natural resource governance, economic development and conservation, across 20 Asia-Pacific and African countries.

Prof C. M. Maddumabandara, Professor Emeritus, University of Peradeniya

A researcher on environment, land policy and water resource management. He is primarily responsible for development of the concept of 'Tank Cascade Systems’ - a globally important agricultural heritage in Sri Lanka.


Prof Savitri Gunatilleke, Professor Emeritus, University of Peradeniya.

Pioneering forest ecologist in Sri Lanka. Recipient of UNESCO’s Sultan Qaboos Prize for environmental preservation, an honorary fellow of ATBC.

Prof Vojtěch Novotný, Professor, Czech Academy of Sciences

Community and evolutionary ecologist studying regional patterns of tropical insects, plant-animal interactions and biodiversity conservation. Recipient of the Marsh Award for Insect Conservation and an elected member of Academia Europea.

Mr. Dilhan C. Fernando

The CEO of Dilmah Tea who is passionate about conservation, sustainability and environmental education. Currently chairs the Biodiversity Sri Lanka Platform and the United Nations Global Compact in Sri Lanka, a corporate sustainability initiative by the UN.

Prof. Edward L. Webb, Associate Professor, National University of Singapore

Plant ecologist and conservation biologist, researching on biodiversity interactions and their impacts towards managing protected landscapes in selected sites across the Himalayas through to Polynesia.

Prof Madhu Verma, Professor, Indian Institute of Forest Management

Environmental economist valuing climate change impacts, developing markets for ecosystem services, green accounting and policy analysis. She is an expert committee member of the IPBES.

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