Are we sure we are Leaving No One Behind?

31 Aug 2017 by Nida Admani

The underlying theme for the 2030 Agenda is, that the 17 Sustainable Development Goals should be achieved without a disparity between different groups. Can we honestly say we are leaving no one behind? I would argue, no. … Read more

Global Ransomware Attack: Who is to be blamed?

14 Jun 2017 by Udayani Shanmugavel

The ransomware attack WannaCry recently that locked more than 200,000 computers in over 150 countries has given rise to inevitable questions about the security measures taken by organizations to protect the information they hold. In an era where information is a strategic resource, any compromise on system security can be disastrous. … Read more

Back to Nature

05 Jun 2017 by Tharuka Dissanaike, Policy Specialist UNDP Sri Lanka

This year’s World Environment Day has a simple yet confounding message. It urges us to reconnect with nature. In suggestions on how to celebrate the day this year, the UN implores us to get outdoors and into nature, to appreciate its beauty and its importance, and to take forward the call to protect the Earth that we share. … Read more

Floods and Droughts – an endless Sri Lankan loop?

31 May 2017 by Anoka Primrose Abeyrathne

Photo courtesy of ABC
177 Dead. 109 listed missing. Over 557,500 people affected and 75,000 displaced (at the time of writing). In the worst floods to occur in Sri Lanka in 14 years, little preparation was done to minimize loss of life and damages. Are we stuck in an endless loop of unpreparedness? … Read more

How to stimulate entrepreneurship within the school education system in Sri Lanka?

26 May 2017

It is crystal clear that developing the concept of entrepreneurship finds solutions not only to the directly related economic issues but also other issues of the society which are linked from distance. Unfortunately, the Sri Lankan education system focuses more on knowledge development. … Read more