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New Learning Spaces and Facilities for Mannar District with Funding from the Government of Japan

February 2017, Mannar District, Sri Lanka.  Two opening ceremonies were held recently in Mannar district to commemorate the successful completion and handover of several learning facilities and teachers’ quarters through the project “Sustainable resettlement through community-driven improvement of the learning environment in Mannar district, Sri Lanka”. This project, funded by the Government of Japan, is

UN-Habitat launches the “Human Development Initiative through Empowerment and Settlement Improvement in the Plantation Settlements in Sri Lanka” Project in Nuwara Eliya District.

18 January 2017, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka. UN-Habitat officially launched the ‘Human Development Initiative through Empowerment and Settlement Improvement in the Plantation Settlements in Sri Lanka (HDI)’ project in Nuwara Eliya district with the participation of key project stakeholders. Funded by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), this project will be implemented by the United

Greening Learning Spaces in Mannar District

UN-Habitat is assisting 17 schools in Mannar district in Northern Sri Lanka to adopt environment friendly practices and improve the learning environment through the “Greening Our Schools” initiative. This programme was implemented in several selected schools through the projects ”Sustainable Resettlement through Community-driven Improvement of the Learning Environment in Mannar District” and “Rehabilitation of Community

National Energy Globe Award Sri Lanka – 2016

With more than 170 participating countries, the Energy Globe Award is a prestigious international environmental prize. The award recognizes initiatives that conserve resources and energy or utilize renewable or emission-free sources nationally, regionally and globally. In 2016, the University of Moratuwa was awarded the National Energy Globe Award for Sri Lanka for their innovation of

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Rebuilding homes, Transforming lives

The Indian Housing Project is a housing reconstruction project funded by the Government of India and implemented through a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Sri Lanka. UN-Habitat is one of the implementing agencies responsible for the construction and repair of 17,945 conflict damaged houses. The project is implemented through a homeowner driven methodology

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Indian Housing Project: Rebuilding Homes, Transforming Lives.

Three decades of conflict resulted in severe damage and destruction to houses and infrastructure facilities in the North and East of Sri Lanka. Unable to recover from major financial shocks due to poverty and years of displacement, the majority of families were incapable of rebuilding their damaged houses. From 2012, the Government of India funded