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

Greening Schools in Mannar District with funding from the Government of Japan

07 September 2016, Mannar District, Sri Lanka.  Tree planting ceremonies were held in two schools in Mannar district today to officially commence the “Greening Our Schools” initiative funded by the Japanese Government. Funded through the project “Rehabilitation of Community Infrastructure, Improvement of Livelihoods and Empowerment of Women in the Northern and Eastern Provinces (RCI)”, this

Construction of New School Buildings Underway in Mannar District with Funding from the Government of Japan.

July 2016, Mannar District, Sri Lanka.  Construction of new classroom buildings and teacher’s quarters has commenced in several schools through the project “Sustainable Resettlement through Community-Driven Improvement of the Learning Environment in Mannar District, Sri Lanka”. With funding of US$4,200,000 from the Government of Japan, the project is implemented by UN-Habitat in collaboration with the


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


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