The Night of Ideas in Colombo [fr]

The French Embassy in Sri Lanka and the Maldives and the Alliance française de Kotte are pleased to announce the second edition of “The Night of Ideas” (in French: Nuit des Idées) in Colombo. Under the theme of “The Tropical Forest”, this event will take place from 5:00 on Thursday, 30th January 2020 at the BCIS.

Launched in 2016 at the initiative of the French government, “the Night of Ideas” brings together leading international thinkers, scientists and artists across the five continents to ponder on world major challenges, during one night.


In partnership with the BCIS, we will organize an event in 2 parts:

-  A screening of the documentary “Once Upon a Forest” by Luc Jacquet
-  A talk between specialists around the theme of tropical forest


Tharuka Dissanaike, UNDP
N. Ayyappan – Researcher, Institut Français de Pondichery
Ananda Mallawatantri – Country Representative, International Union for Conservation of Nature - IUCN
Hemantha Withanage – Executive Director, Centre for Environmental Justice

The event is free, on registration at before January 27th.

For more information, please visit the Facebook event The Night of Ideas in Colombo.

Online 22/01/2020

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