For the first time in Sri Lanka, and as part of its larger ‘HackaDev’ initiative (the National Youth Social Innovation Challenge), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has partnered with Expolanka Holdings PLC to introduce and pilot the first ‘HackaDev Corporate’.
To reduce the loss of lives associated with tsunamis, 5 tsunami drills were conducted in 5 schools in Sri Lanka recently. Funded by the Government of Japan to strengthen the disaster preparedness of students, the programme was conducted in Galle, Batticaloa, Jaffna and Ampara with the participation of 8250 students.
The EU in partnership with the Government of Sri Lanka and the UN in Sri Lanka have come together to contribute to the implementation of the Peacebuilding Priority Plan through this 18-month Programme.
There are nights when Udayakumar Manjula wakes to find her house flooded. Heavy rains bring water seeping under her door to where she and her family lie sleeping. While they wait for it to subside, she props her children up on plastic chairs. “Sometimes they go to sleep sitting up,” says Manjula. The first piece of good news came when the family was chosen for livelihood assistance. Under the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Resettlement in Newly Released Areas (RNRA) scheme.
This video is a preview of UNDP Sri Lanka's Livelihood and Entrepreneurship Support to communities across 10 districts around the country.
UNDP Sri Lanka recently entered into a partnership agreement with the Government of UK to extend support for Sustainable Resettlement of recently released lands in the Northern and Eastern provinces of Sri Lanka under a GBP 1,000,000 project.
We say that our youth carry with them the hope of the world, but who really carries them? If we are to truly realise the vision of building a future-fit youth, as we mark another IYD, we need to commit to engage more young people...

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