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Sri Lanka holds workshop to formulate National Habitat III Report

24 June 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Fifty high level delegates from Government Ministries and partner agencies came together at a workshop held in Colombo on the 24th of June 2014 to formulate the National Habitat III Report. The workshop was convened by the Ministry of Construction, Engineering Services, Housing and Common Amenities of the Government ...

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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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UN-Habitat Implements Disaster Risk Reduction Initiatives in Mannar Town in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province

May 2014, Mannar, Sri Lanka: The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), in collaboration with the Mannar Urban Council, is implementing a number of small scale Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) initiatives to assist communities cope with the adverse impacts of natural disasters through the Disaster Resilient City Development Strategies for four Cities in the Northern ...

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Training on Geographic Information Systems for Disaster Resilient Urban Planning for Local Authority Officers and Urban Planners

May 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), in collaboration with the University of Moratuwa, conducted a training programme  on  Geographic Information Systems to facilitate Disaster Resilient Urban Planning for Urban Planners and  Local Authority Officers working in the planning sectors of four Sri Lankan cities. This programme is one of ...

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President of Sri Lanka Launches a World Habitat Day Commemorative Stamp

Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa led the national World Habitat Day Celebrations at a ceremony held at the Soysapura Housing Scheme grounds in Moratuwa.  The event, which drew the participation of thousands from the busy suburb of Colombo, marked the launch of a stamp commemorating the day. The President also ceremoniously vested with the public ...

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Disaster Resilient Urban Planning and Development Unit for Akkaraipattu Municipal Council

March 2014, Akkaraipattu, Sri Lanka: The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), in collaboration with the Akkaraipattu Municipal Council, officially opened the Disaster Resilient Urban Planning and Development Unit at the Akkaraipattu Municipal Council premises on 13 March 2014.The establishment of the Disaster Resilient Urban Planning and Development Units is a key component of the ...

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International Conference on Post Emergency Shelter Reconstruction held in Colombo, Sri Lanka

26th March 2014 Colombo, Sri Lanka: Senior Government officials, donors, implementing partners, policy makers, development practitioners, academics, community members and representatives of UN agencies and Non-Governmental Organisations participated in the international conference ‘Restoring Communities through Homeowner-Driven Reconstruction: from post-Emergency to Development’ held in Colombo from 24th – 25th March 2014. Organised by UN-Habitat, the forum ...

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International Conference on Post Emergency Shelter Reconstruction Now Underway in Colombo

24th March 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka. The International Conference on Post Emergency Shelter Reconstruction ‘Restoring Communities through Home-Owner-Driven Reconstruction: from post-Emergency to Development’ was ceremonially inaugurated this morning in Colombo. Organized by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), in partnership with the donor partners, the European Union Delegation to Sri Lanka, the Government of ...

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International Conference on Post Emergency Shelter Reconstruction to be Held in Colombo from 24th- 25th March.

19 March 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka. The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), in partnership with the European Union Delegation to Sri Lanka, the Government of Australia and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) will hold a conference on post emergency shelter reconstruction in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 24-25 March, 2014. The conference, ...

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Government of Japan Provides Additional Funding of US$ 3.6 Mn for Community Infrastructure and Livelihood Improvement in the North and East of Sri Lanka

11 March 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Government of Japan is providing funding amounting to US$ 3,678,178 (Japanese Yen 377,000,000)  through the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) for the rehabilitation of community infrastructure, livelihood improvement and women’s empowerment in Sri Lanka’s Northern and Eastern Provinces over the next two years. This initiative is an ...

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Leadership Training for Community Leaders in Sri Lanka’s Disaster-Prone Areas by UN-Habitat and the Disaster Management Centre

March 2014, Kithulgala, Sri Lanka: The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), in collaboration with the Disaster Management Center (DMC), conducted two five-day outward bound leadership training programmes for representatives of the community level disaster management committees and local authority officials from Ratnapura, Balangoda, Kalmunai and Batticaloa. The training programmes, held from 17th – 21st ...

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