Sisira Saddhamangal Withanachchi


Research Interest
Integrated water resources Management


Work Experience

01/2014 - 03/2014
Research assistant in the Department of Organic Food Quality and Food Culture, the University of Kassel, Germany

10/2012 - 10/2013
• An expert reviewer in the IPCC report (AR 5) “ Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change IPCC Working Group III”

01/2012 -
• A managing editor of the “Future of Food: Journal on Food, Agriculture and Society”, the e-journal for young scientists published by the University of Kassel and Federation of German Scientists

01/2012 -
• A consultant to the United Nations (UN) World Water Development Report

08/2011 - 10/2011
• An intern in the International Hydrological Program UNESCO Headquarter in Paris, France,

11/2010 - 10/2012
•An assistant in International Center for Development and Decent Work at the University of Kassel, Germany

05/2008 - 01/2010
• An assistant lecturer at the Department of Political Science and Public Policy at the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

01/2008 - 09/2010
• Researcher in Social Scientist’s Association in Sri Lanka



Academic background

Sisira Saddhamangala Withanachchi is a junior scientist in the Department of Organic Food Quality and Food Culture in the University of Kassel, Germany. Currently, he is pursuing his doctoral studies under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Angelika Ploeger on the theme entitled "Integrated Water Resources Management for Sustainable Food System in South-Eastern Georgia: A study about the water-food security-climate-society-nexus in a transitional country". Withanachchi graduated with a first class honorable degree in political science and public policy in the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka in 2008. He was awarded the Canekerathne Gold Medal. Furthermore, he was awarded Dr. Chanaka Amaratunga Memorial Gold Medal and Professor Leitan Award Gold Medal. In 2012, he completed his master degree in Global Political Economy withfocusing in water resource management in the University of Kassel, Germany. His master thesis research was "An Analysis of Politics of Scale in Water Governance and Management in Mongolia". Withanachchi was a holder of the International Center for Development and Decent Work (ICDD) scholarship. He was referred as a selected international student profile of the University of Kassel in the Annual Report-2011. In 2012, he also completed the postgraduate diploma at the United Nation Office in Geneva with focusing of population and climate change. Sisira S. Withanachchi is working as a consultant to the United Nations World Water Development Report and as a managing editor the "Future of Food: Journal on Food, Agriculture and Society". Moverover, he is an expert reviewer of the Intergovernmental Panels on Climate Change (IPCC) (AR 5) Report on Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change. He engaged as a researcher in the multidisciplinary research project "Environmental Flow Assessment in Orkhon River in Mongolia" of National University of Mongolia. He has worked as an assistant lecturer in the University of Colombo and a junior researcher in the Social Scientists' Association in Sri Lanka. His research interests are Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) and organic food system.


Qualifications

11/2003 - 04/2008
• Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Political Science and Public Policy(Environmental Governance, Statistics),
University of Colombo, Sri Lanka


10/2010 - 08/2013
• Master of Arts in Global Political Economy (Specialization in environmental
studies), University of Kassel in Germany


2015 - 2015
• Has been selected to the advanced study course "data Visualisation",
conducted by University of Oxford, UK.



07/2012 - 07/2012
• Post graduate Diploma United Nation Graduate Study Program, United Nation Office, Geneva, Switzerland



Awards

2012
Referred as a selected international student profile of the University of Kassel in the Annual Report-2011 and DAAD Study in Germany Video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KU3cRBHeGo)

2008
• Canekerathne Gold Medal for best achievement and performance in extra curriculum activities as well as studies, awarded by the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka 2008

2008
• Dr. Chanaka Amaratunga Memorial Gold Medal for Political Science for the best performance of the subject, awarded by the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka 2008

• Professor Leitan Award Gold Medal for Political Science for the best result of the final degree examination, awarded by the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka 2008


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