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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…  


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,…  


Statement by UNDP Country Director a.i. at Aadhayam 2017

It gives me great pleasure to address the opening of Aadhayam 2017. This is not only a celebration of the success of small and medium entrepreneurs supported by UNDP and our partners but also a…  


Statement made by UNDP Country Director at Governance for Local Economic Development Project Board Meeting

Thank you for being here today, as we discuss the progress of UNDP’s Governance for Local Economic Development Programme. As many projects are also entering its final phases of implementation, we are…  


Statement made by UNDP Deputy Country Director at the launch of the inaugural Biomass Terminal

n Sri Lanka, biomass accounts for 43% of primary energy, as most households and industries depend on wood fuel for energy. Unfortunately, much of this is inefficiently used in low-tech, conventional…  



International Volunteer Day 2017

Today, as we celebrate International Volunteer Day, let us together pay tribute to the thousands of volunteers who generously give of their time and expertise to promote sustainable development and…  

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