The GLWC’s newest living wage benchmark study is for the Sri Lanka Estate Sector, with context provided by the tea sector. A 2019 update of this study (undertaken in 2015) was released concurrently.
Please join us for a webinar on August 28 at 9:00-10:00am EDT.
The webinar will cover:
- General information on the GLWC and Anker methodology
- Context for the Sri Lanka benchmark study
- A review of the research, validation, and update activities for the Sri Lanka study
- And a report on how the Ethical Tea Partnership is using the benchmark and its relevance for the sector.
About the speakers
Manoj Thibbotuwawa is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Policy Studies with research interests in agricultural economics, agricultural trade, food security and environmental and natural resource economics. Manoj has more than 10 years of research experience at IPS. He holds a BSc (Agriculture) with Honours from the University of Peradeniya, an MSc (Agricultural Economics) from the Post Graduate Institute of Agriculture at the University of Peradeniya, and a PhD from the University of Western Australia. He has also obtained a Post-graduate Diploma in “Modeling and Accounting for Sustainable Development” from the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in The Hague. Manoj is a recipient of the prestigious NUFFIC Fellowship from the Government of Netherlands and Endeavour Award from the Government of Australia.
Wilbert Flinterman is the Senior Advisor on Workers’ Rights and Trade Union Relations for Fairtrade International. Among other duties, he leads Fairtrade’s work on the issue of Living Wage in supply chains and is Co-Chair of the ISEAL Global Living Wage Coalition. Previous employment included positions in Labour Relations and Human Resources Management in The Netherlands and Canada. Wilbert studied law at the Erasmus University Rotterdam and the University of Alberta. He has a Master’s degree in Work, Employment and Globalisation from the International Institute of Social Studies in The Hague. Wilbert works out of Fairtrade International’s secretariat in Bonn, Germany.
Aaron Petri is the Programme Coordinator for Living Incomes and Living Wages for Fairtrade International. In his work on Living Wages he supports the work on Living Wages in supply chains. Aaron previously worked at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit in Eschborn, Germany. He studied Economics and Philosophy in Göttingen, Germany and has a Master’s degree in Development Economics from the Georg-August-University in Göttingen. Aaron works out of Fairtrade International’s secretariat in Bonn, Germany.
Ishan Rajasuriyah will represent the Ethical Tea Partnership.