Engaging Youth in the Modern Era of Development

27 Nov 2017 by Isuru Abeysekara

The real question is how we can build upon the successes of the existing foundation. The obvious course of action is education. Whilst there are existing government programmes and initiatives, these do not adequately embed education as a priority in the minds of the youth. Thus, I argue for greater magnitudes- a more comprehensive, nationwide implementation of existing, or better yet, improved programmes and initiatives. … Read more

Sharing Stories vs. Learning Facts – Managing the Knowledge We Create

20 Nov 2017 by Deshani Senanayake

150 participants, 50 countries, 40 organizations across UNDP country offices worldwide, government partners, and private sector innovation facilities from across the globe. This was the makeup of the participants at the Istanbul Innovation Days. … Read more

Are we sure we are Leaving No One Behind?

31 Aug 2017 by Nida Admani

The underlying theme for the 2030 Agenda is, that the 17 Sustainable Development Goals should be achieved without a disparity between different groups. Can we honestly say we are leaving no one behind? I would argue, no. … Read more

Global Ransomware Attack: Who is to be blamed?

14 Jun 2017 by Udayani Shanmugavel

The ransomware attack WannaCry recently that locked more than 200,000 computers in over 150 countries has given rise to inevitable questions about the security measures taken by organizations to protect the information they hold. In an era where information is a strategic resource, any compromise on system security can be disastrous. … Read more

Back to Nature

05 Jun 2017 by Tharuka Dissanaike, Policy Specialist UNDP Sri Lanka

This year’s World Environment Day has a simple yet confounding message. It urges us to reconnect with nature. In suggestions on how to celebrate the day this year, the UN implores us to get outdoors and into nature, to appreciate its beauty and its importance, and to take forward the call to protect the Earth that we share. … Read more

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