The 'UNLOCKED' Project

UNLOCKED is a space for Sri Lankan youth to express their views and opinions on development with the aim of creating positive change in the world. The views expressed in the blogs are solely those of the authors. UNDP Sri Lanka does not represent or endorse the views expressed in these blogs.

 

 

The UNLOCKED Project is an initiative by UNDP Sri Lanka, following the launch of the National Human Development Report 2014 on Youth and Development.

 

 

Read all the UNLOCKED blogs:

  • It is evident that youth unemployment poses one of the toughest challenges to inclusive development and sustainable growth, as it excludes the most important and most resourceful sector of our society. It creates an overwhelming sense of frustration and disenchantment among the youth because in countries such as ours, where the competitive education system is entirely modelled on securing a sound job, failure to secure meaningful and satisfying employment has woven a bleak future for the youth of Sri Lanka.

  • Being selected as one of the four UNDP Youth Leads is definitely one of the best news I have ever heard. While the opportunity to work for the UNDP is definitely something that would excite anyone, what truly excited me, as well as the rest of the team, was what our new assignment consisted of. It presented us with the opportunity to work with the UNDP and the clusters within it to come up with innovative initiatives and solutions that would benefit all Sri Lankans, especially our young peers.

  • Following an entire week of extensive induction and welcome, we were overjoyed to finally start working on the million ideas that kept running through our heads.

  • Each week here at UNDP brings in something new and something totally unexpected. We started off the week with just the three of us, as Isuru was away in New York attending his graduation, and it was interesting to see how the absence of one teammate was akin to missing a vital organ! Nonetheless we powered through our meetings and events, trying to provide the innovation of four LEADS with just the three of us. One of the biggest events of the week was a panel discussion organized by the UNDP centered on the 19th Amendment.

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