Stories


From Communities to Healthcare workers

At a critical time such as this where a community effort was needed the most, UNDP was able to support the need of the hour through its ongoing Climate Change Adaptation Project (CCAP II) by teaming…  


Coping in the time of COVID-19

Curfew, lock down, pandemic, quarantine and social distancing are a few of the words that we now hear on a daily basis. While the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the world over including our beautiful…  


Shattering the glass ceiling

We sat down with Faiza Effendi, a Pakistani national now serving as the UNDP Deputy Resident Representative in Sri Lanka, to know more about her journey at UNDP over the past 18 years and to hear…  


Value for Waste

“From my school days, I had a huge liking for anything IT related. Little did I know, of the many great things to come!” Read Suresh's journey on how he turns waste to value through HackaDev.  


Restoring Kalpitiya's Reef

The Bar Reef, a marine sanctuary since 1992, has taken a dramatic turn for the worst owing to the effects of human activity both on - and offshore as well as natural causes. Read about how the…  


Peddle Power

“I lost everything,” Pathmananthan Arulnanthi remembers. It was a bad time to be broke. His family was far from home – having to flee Valalai where Arulnanthi was born, they had settled in Vavuniya…  


Faces of the EU

If you leave home for long enough, there is nothing left standing when you come back. For these and a hundred other reasons, communities returning home after the conflict to Sri Lanka’s North and…  


Resilient Women – Stronger Communities

By now it’s evident that women are the demographic that’s almost always left out of development dialogues yet are always those who face the brunt of the effects of developmental problems. And in the…  


Sky is the limit

“I have achieved two out of three dreams in life. I hope to one day participate at the UN General Assembly and bring to light the importance of inclusion, accessibility and continue to work towards…  


Silent Stitches

Singaravel Janarthani loves to stitch. In silence, she expresses her creativity by designing and tailoring a variety of saree blouses, shalwars and bags. At 25 years, as the elder sister of two…  

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