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UN-Habitat Improving Employability of Youth in Nuwara Eliya District with Funding from KOICA

Nuwara Eliya District, Sri Lanka.  The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) is conducting several vocational training programmes to enhance capacity and employability of young women and men in Nuwara Eliya district. Funded by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) the Human Development Initiative through Empowerment and Settlement Improvement in the Plantation Settlements in Sri Lanka

Human Development Initiative in Nuwara Eliya District: Ground-Breaking Ceremony Held at Dayagama Estate to Build a Community Centre.

20 June 2017, Nuwara Eliya District, Sri Lanka.  A ground-breaking ceremony was held at Dayagama estate in Nuwara Eliya district on 20th June 2017 to commence construction activities for a Multi-purpose Community Centre. This initiative is funded by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) through the project Human Development Initiative through Empowerment and Settlement Improvement

Construction of Permanent Houses for Estate Workers Underway in Nuwara Eliya District with support from the Government of India and UN-Habitat

Nuwara Eliya District, Sri Lanka.  The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) in partnership with the Government of Sri Lanka, Regional Plantation Companies, communities and Estate Worker Housing Cooperative Societies is constructing permanent houses for workers in two estates in Nuwara Eliya district. Funded by the Government of India, the Indian Housing Project in the

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

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Post-Conflict Reconstruction in Sri Lanka: Funded by the Government of Japan

From 2013 – 2017, UN-Habitat partnered with the Government of Japan and the Government of Sri Lanka to support conflict affected communities to rebuild infrastructure facilities in the North and East of Sri Lanka. This video documentary highlights UN-Habitat’s participatory process of project implementation and the key project outputs of the programme including learning spaces,

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Good Practices and Lessons Learned in Post-Conflict Reconstruction in Sri Lanka

When three decades of conflict ended in May 2009 in Sri Lanka, approximately 450,000 people had been displaced, with many having to rebuild their lives following the destruction of homes, villages and livelihoods. The Post-Conflict Reconstruction Programme in the Northern and Eastern Provinces, implemented by UN-Habitat from 2010-2016, provided numerous opportunities as well as challenges