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:

  • This year's World Environment Day theme urges global citizens to live with, and be happy with, less. Can we make it work? As Environment Day themes go, saving the oceans or the rainforests were easier, non-controversial and devoid of dilemma. No one contested their appropriateness and many championed their cause. Yes, oceans and rainforests are the last bastions of nature and certainly should be saved.

  • The Youth Leads are now in the fourth week of their assignment, and the office has become a hive of activity, and it is finally my turn to blog on our busy yet insightful week!

  • A month gone and a wealth of knowledge accumulated! Week 5 was by far the most inspiring thus far because we managed to meet many young and empowered, yet often unheard, youth. Of course, the highlight of our week was attending Dialog Ideamart’s IdeaBash 2015 held at the Dialog Future World

  • Engaging Youth in the Modern Era of Development

    The real question is how we can build upon the successes of the existing foundation. The obvious course of action is education. Whilst there are existing government programmes and initiatives, these do not adequately embed education as a priority in the minds of the youth. Thus, I argue for greater magnitudes- a more comprehensive, nationwide implementation of existing, or better yet, improved programmes and initiatives.

  • Sharing Stories vs. Learning Facts – Managing the Knowledge We Create

    150 participants, 50 countries, 40 organizations across UNDP country offices worldwide, government partners, and private sector innovation facilities from across the globe. This was the makeup of the participants at the Istanbul Innovation Days.

  • Are we sure we are Leaving No One Behind?

    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.

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