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Young people at the centre of social innovation and entrepreneurship

Today’s generation of young people is the largest the world has ever known. One in every three people alive today is under the age of thirty, and around ninety per cent of these young people are…  


Unilever, UNGC and UNDP Convene 2nd Annual Private-Public Partnership Forum

Unilever Sri Lanka together with the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) Sri Lanka and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) convened the 2nd Annual Private-Public Partnership (PPP) Forum…  


Sri Lanka Launches First Social Impact Funds

Two Memoranda of Understanding were signed today in New York, launching Sri Lanka’s first social impact funds aimed at supporting social entrepreneurs access innovative financing, to help achieve the…  


Citra Social Innovation Lab partners with the Mount Lavinia Municipal Council to support Dengue Prevention and Control

Citra, Sri Lanka’s first Social Innovation Lab, recently entered into a partnership with the Mount Lavinia Municipal Council to develop a citizen-centered open source platform for dengue prevention…  


Recovery Project Inception Workshop

Exactly one year ago, heavy rainfall and high winds triggered by the Southwest monsoon caused severe floods and landslides in May 2017 which affected 15 districts in the Southern and Western provinces…  


Statement by UNDP Country Director- Development Partners Meeting for Comprehensive Youth Development Program (CYDP)

Today’s generation of young people is the largest the world has ever known. All around us, we see that there are challenges of creating enough jobs and opportunities for all due to growing…  


Statement by UNDP Country Director- Technopreneurship for Social Change

An entrepreneur is a person who identifies an opportunity, converts it into a product or service, estimates earnings and profit and builds a successful business with it. A technopreneur starts out…  


Ms. Hanaa Singer assumes duties as UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Sri Lanka

– Ms. Hanaa Singer, presented her credentials to His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, as the new United Nations Resident Coordinator and…  


Statement by Deputy Country Director at the launch of the Citra Social Innovation Lab

It was in 2016 when we first developed the idea of establishing Sri Lanka’s first Social Innovation Lab. Two years later, here we are…..launching the Citra Social Innovation Lab.  


Statement by Resident Representative in Parliament on Localizing the 2030 Development Agenda and the SDGs

Sri Lanka’s efforts to commence in-country discussions on how to localize the global agenda is commendable. The efforts taken by the Parliament, by appointing a Select Committee on the 2030 Agenda,…  

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