Lead Scientist; Project Director
Sujata Gamage, PhD, is a scientist who specializes in knowledge management ‐‐ the art and science of connecting people and organizations to each other and to the knowledge they need, to do what they do better. She heads the Knowledge to Innovation project at LIRNEasia. Her current research is on knowledge management in local government in Sri Lanka; she explores means of connecting these institutions for better performance. She also studies the role of universities in developing countries, assessing their capacity and experimenting within creative ways of connecting them to the development processes.
Previously she has served as (a) strategic planning specialist at the Ohio State University, USA, developing an academic quality scorecard for that university (b) the Analytic Director of a team of consultants at QRC Macro International in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, responsible for conducting and reporting on science resources for the US National Science Foundation and (c) the Director General of the Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission of Sri Lanka, revitalizing the implementation of an ADB funded project on a national vocational qualification framework for Sri Lanka.
Her consultancies include a “Faculty Quality Report” for public university system in Sri Lanka and the “Corporate Plan for 2003‐2008” for the University Grants Commission of Sri Lanka, reports on “Quality through Connectedness for Universities in Small Developing Countries” and “Knowledge] for Development: Role of Universities in Developing Countries” for the International Development Research Center (IDRC) of Canada.