Chanaka Herath is a Junior Project Coordinator (Labour Migration – Regional) for the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Prior to joining the IOM, he worked as a Programme Officer for the Regional Centre for Strategic Studies, a South Asian Think-Tank focusing on traditional and non-traditional security issues in South Asia, where he assisted in initiating, organizing and coordinating regional book projects, worshops, dialogues and conferences. He has also worked as Graduate Trainee at the Economic Research Department of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and as an Intern at the Securities and Exchange Commission on Sri Lanka (SEC).
Chanaka has a Honours Degree in Economics from the Monash University, Australia where his final year research focused on price effects on poverty indicators. He is currently studying for a Master of Development Practice at the University of Peradeniya. His research interests include development and poverty dynamics