Team Leader, Human Capital Research Program
Sujata Gamage, PhD, specializes in Capacity Building through Knowledge Networks and Mapping Knowledge networks. Her latest research concerned knowledge to innovation processes in local government where she developed a peer-2-peer mentoring network to train, certify and share knowledge among solid waste personnel in the local government system in Sri lanka. The system she developed has been incorporated as an integral part of the skills development policies at the Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission of Sri lanka.
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.
In her present capacity as the Team Leader of the Human Capital Research Program at LIRNEasia, she has (a) partnered with a leading newspaper to publish a series of education guides for school leavers and (b) serves as the principal investigator in an action research project to formulate 5-year Development plan for education in the Eastern Province.
She currently serves as a member of the (a) Standing committee on Tertiary and Technical Education at the National Education Commission of Sri Lanka (b) Human Resource Committee of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and (c) Advisory Board to the Ministry of Education in the Eastern Province.