Assistant Professor of Economics Sahan T. M. Dissanayake conducted a two-day capacity-building workshop on the economics of ecosystem services and biodiversity Jan. 26 and 27 in Sri Lanka. The training targeted officers and researchers from multiple ministries including the Ministry of the Environment, the National Planning Ministry, the Forest Department, the Department of Coastal Conservation, the Biodiversity Secretariat, and the Climate Change Secretariat. Some of the training material Dissanayake used was from his Colby senior seminar Economics of Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity. Moreover, projects conducted by Colby students provided case studies and examples for the workshop. He has previously conducted similar workshops in Nepal and Ethiopia and has served as a resource to identify “principles of valuation” for U.S. policymakers.