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:

  • World Youth Report Edition – ‘All You(th) Need Is Now’

    One of the biggest criticisms of the infamous Brexit vote last month was the fact that a significant proportion of those who voted ‘Leave’ were above the age of 60; thus the elderly population brought about an outcome that would have a bigger impact on the younger generation. This point highlights the importance of youth civic engagement.

  • ‘Liberal Democracy’ - Too Overrated?

    Sri Lanka’s youth has had a troubled relationship with regard to political involvement. However although the roots of these uprisings and issues definitely have a longer story, pundits might argue that all these seem to prove that if Sri Lankan society was a flourishing liberal democracy or had liberal democratic principles in governance, many of these problems could have been lessened or at its best; resolved. This argument might be true but it also might not be true.

  • The Need for Ingenious Entrepreneurial Mobilization (IEM) of Sri Lankan Youth

    Sri Lankan youth have the potential to lead the way in Ingenious Entrepreneurial Mobilization efforts and thrust the economy to greater heights. In fact, it applies to all youth in the developing world. Hopefully, through the right policies and enthusiasm we’d see our youth build Ingenious Entrepreneurial solutions that change the world!

  • YOUTH PERSPECTIVE: Foresight and Innovation Summit – What was it all about?

    The First National Summit on Foresight and Innovation for Sustainable Human Development has come to an end, providing answers to many questions and unsurprisingly making way for fresh questions waiting to be answered. In case you missed it, here’s a breakdown of the Summit...

  • Youth and Innovation: Creating a Future We Want

    Sri Lanka’s youth today are asking the right questions about the country’s future. They are change makers and most of all they are innovators offering fresh perspectives and alternative solutions.

  • #2030NOW: Not Your Usual Summit

    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.

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