#2030NOW: Not Your Usual Summit

18 May 2016 by Fadhil Bakeer Markar

The countdown has begun. As I write this, the UNDP Office in Sri Lanka is bustling in preparation for the First National Summit on Foresight and Innovation which will take stage on 24 and 25 May 2016. … Read more

Geography Matters.

01 Mar 2016 by Janani Balasubramaniam

In an age of innovation, we should work towards a state where geography ceases to influence development. Geography Matters. … Read more

Who am I? Does it Really Matter?

02 Feb 2016 by Aisha Wahab

The theory behind who you identify yourself as and how it affects your place in society is known as Identity Economics. This article will explore the youth unemployment crisis in Sri Lanka through the eyes of this theory, which is three-fold; Gender, Region and Caste. … Read more

12 Jan 2016 by Janani Balasubramaniam

Let’s start with accessibility. We have legislation in place, yet compliance with regulations remains an issue. Building design must incorporate features that allow accessibility and existing structures must be maintained; persons with disabilities must not be deprived of their rights to participate in public life. … Read more

A Micro Problem with a Macro Effect

04 Nov 2015 by Natasha Fernando

Very few will dispute that the ocean is beautiful, with its many fish in different and vibrant colours. The beauty of it all is astounding. However, not many people give much thought to the destruction that is brewing, invisible to the naked eye. … Read more