Improving Living Conditions through Housing News

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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Stories from the Field: Constructing Cost-effective, Demonstration Houses in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province

Ms. Yasotharan Karthiyayini, a school teacher from Kilinochchi district, recently constructed her permanent house with funding from the project “Improving Living Conditions in Returnee Areas Through Housing”. Her new house has been built using environmentally-friendly, cost effective techniques as a “demonstration house”. Funded by the European Union, Government of Australia and the Swiss Agency for ...

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Stories from the Field: Improving Accessibility in Villages in Batticaloa District

Well maintained internal gravel roads are vital for the efficient functioning of village life as they are used regularly by residents to travel to workplaces, agricultural lands and children’s schools as well as to access towns and marketplaces. Badly maintained roads can severely inconvenience people, particularly during the monsoon rains. To improve accessibility in Eralakulam ...

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Providing Fresh Water to Weligahakandiya Residents in Batticaloa District

Water is a precious resource in Sri Lanka’s dry zone. As most rural areas are not linked to pipe borne water, families usually obtain water from available sources including wells, rivers and irrigation tanks. The village of Weligahakandiya in Batticaloa district is no exception. The community in this conflict affected village depend mainly on small ...

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Stories from the field : Building Environmentally-Friendly Houses in the North of Sri Lanka Mr. Shahul Hameed Anees, Puthuweli Village, Mannar District

February 2015, Mannar, Sri Lanka. The “Improving Living Conditions in Returnee Areas of Sri Lanka through Housing” project is a housing recovery initiative supporting returning Internally Displaced Persons (IDP’s) in the North and East of Sri Lanka. Funded primarily through a Grant of € 11.8 million by the European Union (EU), it is built on the ...

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UN-Habitat Promotes Eco-Friendly, Compressed Stabilised Earth Blocks for Construction

February 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka. UN-Habitat, promoting environmentally friendly construction practices through its post-conflict recovery programme, has loaned two block making machines for women’s community groups to manufacture Compressed Stabilised Earth Blocks (CSEB) in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province. This activity will support environmentally friendly and cost-effective housing and infrastructure construction in the conflict affected districts ...

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UN-Habitat Provides Training on Innovative Construction Techniques for Artisans and CBO Members from Mannar District

May 2014, Northern Province. Sri Lanka: UN-Habitat Sri Lanka recently conducted a training programme for skilled construction workers and members of Community Based Organisations (CBOs) of Mannar district on the use of innovative, environmentally-friendly construction technologies coupled with a field visit to Killinochchi and Mullaitivu districts. This training programme was conducted under the project “Improving ...

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Australian Prime Minister Meets UN-Habitat Housing Beneficiaries in Sri Lanka

17 November 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon. Tony Abbott MP, met with housing beneficiaries who have reconstructed their conflict damaged homes with Australian Government funding on Sunday 17th November at the Australian High Commission in Colombo. The Housing Recovery Programme is implemented by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme ...

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