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Norway partners with UNDP Sri Lanka to support peace, justice and strong institutions

The Government of Norway entered into a partnership agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Sri Lanka to extend support to UNDP Sri Lanka’s flagship portfolio on SDG…  


Introducing HackaDev Corporate

For the first time in Sri Lanka, and as part of its larger ‘HackaDev’ initiative (the National Youth Social Innovation Challenge), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has partnered with…  


Building the Resilience of 8250 students through Tsunami Simulation Drills

To reduce the loss of lives associated with tsunamis, 5 tsunami drills were conducted in 5 schools in Sri Lanka recently. These drills are part of 90 drills conducted in 90 schools across 18…  


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…  


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…  


UK Government extends partnership with UNDP to support Sustainable Resettlement in Sri Lanka

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Sri Lanka recently entered into a partnership agreement with the Government of the United Kingdom to extend support for Sustainable Resettlement of…  


Hon. Dr. Sarath Amunugama meets with Citra team

Recently, Hon. Dr. Sarath Amunugama, Minister of Science, Technology, Research, Skills Development and Vocational Training and Kandyan Heritage, met with the team from Citra, Sri Lanka’s first Social…  

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