Press Releases
  • UNDP and Hayleys Partner to Promote Seaweed Farming in the North

    UNDP partnered with Hayleys Aquagri Pvt. Ltd., a subsidiary of Hayleys Group to expand Seaweed Farming in the Analaitivu, Eluvaitivu and Nainaitivu islands in the Jaffna District.

  • International Women’s Day 2015 Celebrations in Jaffna

    Over 200 community members from the Kayts Divisional Secretariat Division in Jaffna, came together to celebrate International Women’s Day with UNDP.

  • UNDP: Fastest Population Shift in History Means Make or Break for Asia-Pacific

    Long-term planning now can bring unprecedented growth and tackle poverty, conflict and migration

  • A new climate change mitigation project to promote sustainable biomass energy production and modern bio-energy technologies in Sri Lanka commenced with an inception workshop on September 17, 2013. The project is aimed at supporting Sri Lankan industries to meet energy needs from locally sourced fuel wood derived through sustainable practices, instead of imported furnace oil, kerosene and diesel.

  • Coping with climate change: Sharing experiences and challenges from rural Sri Lanka

    Adapting and coping with changes in climatic and weather patterns is important. Lack of preparedness and growing uncertainty over weather patterns is a serious issue that needs to be addressed at all levels, from village to national. “We see that weather patterns have changed, and unexpected weather related disasters have increased. My Ministry focuses on increased preparedness and improving early warning,” said Hon. Mahinda Amaraweera, Minister for Disaster Management, speaking at the Symposium on Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change, organized by the Global Environmental Facility’s Small Grants Programme (GEF/SGP) of UNDP.

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