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How Cities Are Using Data to Inform Evidence-Based Policies

A Case Study of 9 Provincial Cities in Sri Lanka UN-Habitat Best Practice Monthly Feature – January 2019 How are cities using data to inform evidence-based policies? Find out in the UN-HABITAT January edition of the Best Practice Monthly feature, where we use a case study of 9 Provincial Cities in Sri Lanka. We’ve highlighted ...

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Reclaiming their land, reclaiming their lives

Muthukumar Sandrakanthi was only 36-years old when a charging elephant took her husband’s life. He had tried to settle his family in Kilinochchi in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province, but with a conflict underway, Sandrakanthi had no time to grieve – she had four children to raise and protect. Thivahar, her youngest son, was only four-years ...

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Permanent Home for the Kalimuththu Family in Diyagama Estate, Nuwara Eliya

Indian Housing Project in Central and Uva Provinces 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 ...

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Improving Accessibility in Remote Villages in Nuwara Eliya

Human Development Initiative through Empowerment and Settlement Improvement in the Plantation Settlements in Sri Lanka March 2018, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka:  Well-maintained internal access roads are vital for the smooth functioning of villages. In the central hilly regions of Sri Lanka, where the steep, mountainous terrain makes accessibility difficult, paved roads are a major asset ...

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New Community Centre for Medakumubura Estate Residents

Human Development Initiative through Empowerment and Settlement Improvement in the Plantation Settlements in Sri Lanka. Common indoor spaces are vital for communities in rural Sri Lanka as places to meet, hold special events and to obtain extended government services. In many villages, especially in the central hilly regions, such common buildings are not readily available ...

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Shelter for Sunil Jayawansha’s Family in Kalutara

Emergency Shelter Relief for Flood and Landslide Affected Households in Kalutara and Galle Districts of Sri Lanka In May 2017, heavy rains resulted in floods and landslides affecting over 630,000 people in Sri Lanka, with 203 people losing their lives. The adverse weather conditions destroyed over 3,000 houses and partially damaged over 70,000 houses. Although ...

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Providing Common Community Spaces in the Plantations

Human Development Initiative through Empowerment and Settlement Improvement in the Plantation Settlements in Sri Lanka. 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 ...

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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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