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Supporting Childcare Facilities in the Plantation Sector

UN-Habitat, with funding from the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) is implementing the project “Human Development Initiative through Empowerment and Settlement Improvement in the Plantation Settlements in Sri Lanka (HDI)” in Nuwara Eliya district. The Project aims to empower and build resilient plantation communities with satisfactory living conditions, safer settlements, better access to basic services ...

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Improving Livelihood Opportunities for Women in Nuwara Eliya

UN-Habitat, with funding from the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) is implementing the project “Human Development Initiative through Empowerment and Settlement Improvement in the Plantation Settlements in Sri Lanka (HDI)” in Nuwara Eliya district. As part of the project activities, UN-Habitat is providing vocational training opportunities to enhance the capacity and employability of young women ...

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New Home for Ms.Manimala’s Family in Dunsinane Estate, Nuwara Eliya

The Indian Housing Project in the Central and Uva Provinces (IHP-CUP) is a housing construction project for estate workers funded by the Government of India. UN-Habitat is implementing the project in Nuwara Eliya district in close collaboration with the Ministry of Hill Country New Villages, Infrastructure and Community Development, Regional Plantation Companies, Estate Worker Housing ...

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Improving Accessibility in Jayalathpura Village, Nuwara Eliya

UN-Habitat, with funding from the Korea international Cooperation Agency (KOICA)  has commenced several community infrastructure initiatives in Nuwara Eliya district to contribute towards human development of the people in the area. The Human Development Initiative through Empowerment and Settlement Improvement in the Plantation Settlements in Sri Lanka (HDI) Project is implemented by UN-Habitat in close ...

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Enhancing Agricultural Livelihoods through Community Storage Facilities

Agriculture is an important livelihood in the Northern Province with rice paddy cultivated by a large segment of the population. For rice farmers, storage facilities are vital to store their produce safely. The lack of proper storage facilities in these conflict affected areas have often resulted in poor food security and farmers selling their produce ...

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Rehabilitating Internal Roads in Mullaitivu District

The project for Rehabilitation of Community Infrastructure, Improvement of Livelihoods and Empowerment of Women in the Northern and Eastern Provinces (RCI), funded by the Government of Japan, is supporting the construction of community infrastructure including 32 km of access roads in the North and East of Sri Lanka. The RCI project is implemented by UN-Habitat ...

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Hope for a Brighter Tomorrow: Rebuilding Preschools in Mullaitivu District

The Project for Rehabilitation of Community Infrastructure, Improvement of Livelihoods and Empowerment of Women in the Northern and Eastern Provinces (RCI) is a community infrastructure development project, contributing towards the sustainable rehabilitation and reconstruction of the conflict affected Northern and Eastern Provinces. Funded by the Government of Japan and implemented by UN-Habitat, the project supports ...

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Rehabilitating the Kovilvayal Village Internal Access Road in Kilinochchi

Internal access roads are essential for the smooth functioning of villages in rural Sri Lanka. They are used daily by residents to travel to workplaces, agricultural lands and children’s schools as well as to access towns and marketplaces. The lack of functioning roads results in the delay of resettlement and redevelopment of the community as ...

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Constructing a Storm Water Drainage System in Puliyampokkanai, Kilinochchi

Many villages in the North and East experience flooding during the annual monsoon rains. Internal access roads, mostly constructed with gravel, regularly flood, making accessibility difficult for residents. Day to day life is impacted until flood levels subside and the roads are once again passable. School children and elderly residents are amongst the worst affected, as traversing ...

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Stories from the Field: A permanent Home for a Young Family in Mullaitivu

The Indian Housing Project (IHP) 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 implementing this project in the Northern districts of Killinochchi, Mullaitivu and Jaffna. Through a homeowner driven process, UN-Habitat will support 18,000 families to construct ...

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