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:

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • Floods and Droughts – an endless Sri Lankan loop?

    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?

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

    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.

  • Redefining Ambition: How to Escape the Under-Achievement Trap

    Who do you want to become when you grow up? We ask our children. I remember being asked this question in class many years ago. Oh wait, I was wrong. We don't ask "who do you want to become?" Instead we ask "what is your ambition?" (at least my teachers did.) This is where the problem starts.

  • Should economic and social rights be included in the new Sri Lankan Constitution?

    It is time that all rights which are important for a ‘decent standard of living’ are recognized along the lines of right to inclusive development in an era of reconciliation and the state facilitate such rights prioritizing the vulnerable people, those affected by the war and young people who are dropped out from the knowledge economy of the country.

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