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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

Ambassador of Japan opens school building

Tamilwin News http://www.tamilwin.com/development/01/148172?ref=home-feed   Opening ceremony of Periya Pandivirichchan primary school Athavan News http://athavannews.com/?p=478481 Opening ceremony of Periya Pandivirichchan primary school Virakesari   http://content.epaper.virakesari.lk/newspaper/Daily/main/2017-06-07#page-20 Opening of class room building at Periya Pandivirichan Primary School by the Ambassador of Japan for Sri Lanka New Mannar http://www.newmannar.lk/2017/06/mannar-news.html  

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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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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