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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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UN-Habitat launches the “Human Development Initiative through Empowerment and Settlement Improvement in the Plantation Settlements in Sri Lanka” Project in Nuwara Eliya District.

18 January 2017, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka. UN-Habitat officially launched the ‘Human Development Initiative through Empowerment and Settlement Improvement in the Plantation Settlements in Sri Lanka (HDI)’ project in Nuwara Eliya district with the participation of key project stakeholders. Funded by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), this project will be implemented by the United ...

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Greening Learning Spaces in Mannar District

UN-Habitat is assisting 17 schools in Mannar district in Northern Sri Lanka to adopt environment friendly practices and improve the learning environment through the “Greening Our Schools” initiative. This programme was implemented in several selected schools through the projects ”Sustainable Resettlement through Community-driven Improvement of the Learning Environment in Mannar District” and “Rehabilitation of Community ...

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KOICA Provides UN-Habitat with US$ 2 Mn to Improve Living Conditions and Skills of Communities in Plantation Settlements in Sri Lanka’s Central Province

22 December 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Today, the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) signed a grant agreement with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) to implement a one year project in Sri Lanka’s central province to improve the living conditions and skills of communities in plantation settlements. The Government of Korea through the Korea International ...

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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 ...

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Improving the Learning Environment in Mannar District: Ground-breaking Ceremony Held at Eachalavakkai Government Tamil Mixed School.

23 September 2016, Mannar District, Sri Lanka.  A ground-breaking ceremony was held at Eachalavakkai Government Tamil Mixed School in Mannar district today to commence construction activities for new school buildings and WASH facilities. This initiative is funded by the Government of Japan through the project “Sustainable resettlement through community-driven improvement of the learning environment in ...

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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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Greening Learning Spaces 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 ...

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