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Rural Water Supply Schemes for Climate-Vulnerable Communities in the Dry-Zone

The world over, water is under extreme threat from a growing population, increasing demands of agriculture, and the worsening impacts of climate change. In 2017, 29% of the world’s population did not…  


National Youth Dialogue on Leadership, Innovation and Entrepreneurship 2020/2021

The National Youth Dialogue (NYD) on Leadership, Innovation and Entrepreneurship is an annual national youth engagement exercise led by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Sri Lanka.…  


A National Action Plan For Healthcare Waste Management In Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka generates 7,000 Metric Tonnes (MT) of waste daily, of which only half of the total is collected and 60% (4,200 MT) comes from the Western Province, posing severe pollution risks; to the…  


From Waste to Energy: Kaduwela Municipal Council and UNDP work towards sustainable waste management

To create a transformation in the management of municipal waste, by generating electricity and producing liquid fertilizer using bio degradable solid waste, a Biogas system was handed over to the…  


Handing over of first ever Atlas on the Northwestern Coastal Region of Sri Lanka

An ‘Atlas on Mangroves, Salt Marshes and Sand Dunes of the coastal area from Malwathu Oya to Pooneryn in the North Western coastal region of Sri Lanka’, was recently completed and handed over to Hon.…  


As the world celebrates International Women's Day, UN in Sri Lanka calls for more women in leadership

Sri Lanka is making progress towards an equal future with equal opportunities for women in leadership. Women bring their own perspectives and abilities to the table and make irreplaceable…  


Inauguration of the renovated Biochemistry Analyzer facility at the District General Hospital, Chilaw

The renovated Biochemistry Analyzer facility at the District General Hospital, Chilaw was opened last morning as part of an initiative supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in…  


Managing Together: Integrating community-centered, ecosystem-based approaches into Forestry, Agriculture and Tourism sectors

In order to introduce and establish a holistic approach to incorporating biodiversity conservation into planning and implementation processes, the Inception Workshop of the ‘Managing Together:…  


Cyber Care App launched to combat cyber violence in Sri Lanka

To address this growing concern and to help combat online hate faced by many youth in Sri Lanka, the ‘Cyber Care’ mobile application was launched recently on World Safer Internet Day, commemorated…  


Over 50 Development Agencies Unite for DIG Bimshani Jasin Arahchci

The National Forum Against Gender Based Violence in Sri Lanka is deeply disappointed in the recent petition challenged by 32 Senior Superintendents of Police (SSP) and 1 Director SSP in total 33 male…  

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