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UN-Habitat Launches Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Preparedness Plans for the Cities of Balangoda, Batticaloa, Ratnapura and Kalmunai

21 October 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) in partnership with the Municipal Councils of Ratnapura, Batticaloa and Kalmunai and the Urban Council of Balangoda officially launched the Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Preparedness Plans for each City at the BMICH in Colombo today. The four DRR and Preparedness Plans ...

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Breaking Traditional Barriers: Women Train as Masons and Carpenters in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province

September 2013, Northern Province, Sri Lanka: Women from Sri Lanka’s conflict-affected Northern Province are breaking traditional barriers by moving into previously male-dominated occupations in the construction sector. By engaging in vocational skills training programmes in masonry and carpentry, both male and female youth are empowered to pursue skilled occupations. Masonry and carpentry have been traditionally ...

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Breaking Traditional Barriers: Women Train as Masons and Carpenters in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province

September 2013, Northern Province, Sri Lanka: Women from Sri Lanka’s conflict-affected Northern Province are breaking traditional barriers by moving into previously male-dominated occupations in the construction sector. By engaging in vocational skills training programmes in masonry and carpentry, both male and female youth are empowered to pursue skilled occupations. Masonry and carpentry have been traditionally ...

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Foundation Laying Ceremony to Construct Preschools

September 2013, Northern Province, Sri Lanka. Foundation stone laying ceremonies for the construction of two preschools took place at the Kandawalai DS Division in Killinochchi District on Tuesday 3rd September 2013. Key stakeholders of this programme including the District Secretary of Killinochchi District, Ms.Rupavathi Ketheeswaran, and the Divisional Secretary of Kandawalai DS Division, Mr.S.Mukunthan participated ...

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Sri Lanka’s draft National Housing Policy Open for Public Discussion

September 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka. The Government of Sri Lanka introduced a draft National Housing Policy for public discussion at a ceremony held in Colombo, on the 6th of September 2013. Sri Lankans will now have the opportunity to submit their views on the policy, before it’s finalized by the lawmakers. The policy was presented ...

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Helping Returnee Families in the North with Sanitation Facilities

August 2013, Northern Province, Sri Lanka. The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) in partnership with the International Non-Governmental Organisation, Soroptimist International Kagoshima (SIK) and the Rural Development Foundation (RDF) is supporting conflict affected families in Killinochchi and Mullaitivu Districts in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province to construct sanitation facilities in their homes. This water and ...

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Government of India partners with UN-Habitat to Reconstruct 16,800 Permanent Houses for Conflict Affected Families

13th July 2012, Colombo: The Government of India signed an agreement with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) to assist the reconstruction of 16,800 houses for conflict affected returnees in the Northern Province.  At a ceremony held at the Ministry of Economic Development, UN-Habitat and three other Implementing Agencies (IAs) signed agreements for the ...

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Eco-friendly home construction for returnees in Northern Sri Lanka

May 2013, Northern Province, Sri Lanka: UN-Habitat, one of the Implementing Agencies under the Indian Housing Project, is promoting eco-friendly construction techniques for homeowners in Sri Lanka’s conflict affected Northern Province as well as assisting with the reduction of construction costs with improved house designs. These eco friendly model houses are being constructed with the ...

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Eco-friendly home construction for returnees in Northern Sri Lanka

May 2013, Northern Province, Sri Lanka: UN-Habitat, one of the Implementing Agencies under the Indian Housing Project, is promoting eco-friendly construction techniques for homeowners in Sri Lanka’s conflict affected Northern Province as well as assisting with the reduction of construction costs with improved house designs. These eco friendly model houses are being constructed with the ...

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