The Founder President of Sri Lanka’s Confederation of Micro, Small and Medium Industries (COSMI) has been appointed as the Co-Chairperson of the London based Global Peace Institute (GPI) which conducts interdisciplinary research in several thematic fields including international relations and politics.
By this high profile appointment made on 15 January, GPI seeks COSMI Founder President Nawaz Rajabdeen’s contributions to improve its training and research efforts.
GPI is a think tank run by the UK based Global Peace Ins. (GPI) CIC, an independent non-profit, non-governmental organization. GPI works for global peace and resilience through peace education, dialogue, training, creating awareness and research. COSMI Founder President Rajabdeen, as an honorary member, is also tasked by GPI to promote its programs, add value to research work, and also will be required to attend various GPI events. “I am thankful to GPI for enlisting me for their ongoing and vast efforts” said COSMI Founder President Rajabdeen, and added: “In-depth research is vital for any country before it introduces new economic and industry policies and even to further develop the MSME sector. GPI’s vast scope helps COSMI’s work to revive Sri Lanka’s industries.” Representatives from Hungary, Malaysia, Nigeria, US, Ghana, UK, Uzbekistan, and Lankan born Rohan Gunaratna (Professor of Security Studies at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technology University, Singapore), are part of GPI’s Advisory Board and the Team.
The Confederation of Micro, Small and Medium Industries (COSMI) was formed in 2019, and aims to revive and foster the MSME and industry sectors of Sri Lanka.