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Regional workshop on Climate Change and Decentralization

Regional workshop on Climate Change and Decentralization May 2012, Colombo, Sri Lanka. A two day regional workshop on Climate Change and Decentralization was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on the 8th and 9th of May 2012 at Hotel Galadari. Organized by UN-Habitat, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, in partnership with MaRGG, Management Resources for ...

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Housing Recovery Initiative Supports Families to Rebuild in Mullaitivu District, North of Sri Lanka

February 2012, Mullaitivu, Sri Lanka. A delegation from the European Union visited Koolamurippu village in Mullaitivu district recently to discuss housing progress with conflict affected families who are reconstructing their homes. Koolamurippu is one of 60 villages in the Northern Province that has received funding through the housing recovery initiative “Support to Conflict Affected People ...

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Reconstruction of Three Thousand War Damaged Houses Under Way in Northern Sri Lanka with Funding From the European Union, Australian Government and the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation

Reconstruction of Three Thousand War Damaged Houses Under Way in Northern Sri Lanka with Funding From the European Union, Australian Government and the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation 22 February 2012, Colombo, Sri Lanka: A partnership between the European Union, the Australian Government, the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC) and the United Nations Human ...

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Dankotuwa Porcelain PLC Provides gifts to Tsunami Affected Families

Dankotuwa Porcelain PLC, a leading ceramic ware producer in Sri Lanka has provided a ceramic gift pack each to two hundred and forty eight (248) Tsunami affected families from Moratuwa, Dehiwala and Ratmalana in the Colombo District. These families have relocated themselves in the hinterland of the Kalutara District and are constructing their homes under ...

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Australian Government and UN-Habitat Support the Reconstruction of 3,785 Houses for Returnees in the Northern Province

20 September 2011, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Australian Government, in partnership with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), has assisted 3,785 returnee families to reconstruct or repair their damaged houses in the districts of Vavuniya, Mullaitivu and Killinochchi under the ‘Shelter Support to Conflict Affected IDPs in Northern Sri Lanka’ Project. To mark the ...

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UN-Habitat Supports “JANASEVANA” National Housing Symposium 2011

UN-Habitat, The United Nations Human Settlements Programme supported the Ministry of Construction, Engineering Services, Housing and Common Amenities in organizing “JANASEVANA”, The National Housing Symposium. The event was held during 22‐23 March 2011 at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute (SLFI) in Colombo. Background The Government of Sri Lanka (GOSL) is committed to creating a conducive ...

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A National Climate Change Policy for Sri Lanka

UN-Habitat, the United Nations Human Settlements programme is supporting the Government of Sri Lanka in formulating a National Climate Change Policy (NCCP). The partnership recognizes need for a pro-active strategy developed using a consultative process, a critical catalyst in ensuring continued sustainable development of Sri Lanka. According to the Ministry of Environment the absence of ...

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Nordic funding to Enhance Resilience to Climate Change in Coastal Sri Lankan Cities

To enhance resilience to climate change in coastal Sri Lankan cities, the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) together with its national partners – the University of Moratuwa, United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), Batticaloa Municipal Council (BMC) and Negombo Municipal Council (NMC), have initiated a new project titled “Climate Resilient Action Plans for Coastal ...

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UN-Habitat Extends Its Permenant Housing Support Programme in Northern Sri Lanka: 4,400 More Families to be Assited

With European Commission (EC), Australian government (AusAID) and the Swiss government (SDC) funding support, UN-Habitat intends to reach 4,400 new families with permanent housing support in the Northern districts of Sri Lanka in partnership over the next two and a half years. The programme mobilizes USD 23.5 million targeting the districts of Killinochchi, Mullaitivu and ...

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A NEW FISH MARKET FOR GALLE

The new Galle Fish Market reconstructed with the assistance of UN-Habitat and BASF, was ceremonially opened on Thursday 6th January by Chief Minister, Southern Province Hon. Shan Wijeyalal de Silva, on the invitation of the Mayor of Galle His Worship Methsiri de Silva. Parliamentarians, members of the Municipal Council, UN-Habitat and BASF officials, and the ...

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