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:

  • Reconciliation and Coexistence: Role of Youth

    Being in the post-war era, Sri Lankan Youth should not let this opportunity wither away because the current topic ‘Reconciliation and Coexistence: Role of Youth' is a crucial and vital tool to reunite the divided communities and build an indivisible nation that stands together against any despotic movement in the country.

  • Why should we care about the vulnerable?

    Recently, it was decided by the Cabinet of Ministers that 2017 be declared as the “Year of Alleviating Poverty”. While it’s commendable (in terms of raising awareness) it should not lose its meaning

  • Free Education System: The Unexplored Flaws

    I recently watched a video on YouTube titled ‘Kids react to Donald Trump’. Children were asked their opinion of the US presidential candidate and the responses indicated enthusiasm in the politics of their country. This demonstrates why a education is important to foster the analytical thinking of children

  • Building Back Better from the May 2016 Floods & Landslides

    The floods and landslides which occurred in the island in May this year, affected 22 of the 25 districts in the country (some more than others). Sri Lanka now has an opportunity to not just rebuild the infrastructure and communities to pre-disaster standards, but to ‘build back better’. If we simply rebuild the communities we are only recreating the vulnerabilities that existed earlier

  • Empowering the Youth in Sri Lanka and Increasing their Contribution to Economic Development

    If the policy developers can accept the reality of today’s youth and develop an affordable and focused solution specifically aimed at youth empowerment, we as a country can get the maximum benefit out of young people in the development of this nation.

  • The Travails of Being Safe in Public Spaces

    Often when travelling on public transport, a girl will be sexually harassed, at some point in her life. In fact, one in every four women get harassed daily. It all goes unnoticed. No one thinks it is a serious issue, when it really is.

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