Members of the Global Shapers Colombo Hub held a Meet the Leader session with Minister of Finance Hon. Ravi Karunanayake MP on the 29th of September.
The session was held at the Ministry of Finance and Planning and the Shapers used the opportunity to discuss the finer points of the 2016 budget with the Minister. The points raised included the global move to impact investment, renewable energy, spending on education and effective
spending to ensure an innovative economy. The Colombo Shapers also presented several points and suggestions to the Minister that they believed the new budget should reflect – such as to increase allocations made to the Ministry of Agriculture and construct more storages to store paddy surplus or any other surplus and a higher budgetary allocation for education but beyond the traditional teacher training and curriculum re-development as well as readdressing the severe inter and intra-regional imbalances in distribution of educational materials, human and other resources.
Part of the mandate of the Global Shapers is to meet and learn from leaders in their communities, as well as give them a chance to get to know the local members of the Global Shapers Communities. In this regard the Global Shapers of the Colombo Hub will continue to conduct the Meet The Leader Sessions.
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