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Government of Japan Supports Pre-School Education in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province with UN-Habitat and Save the Children Japan

26 August 2014, Mullaitvu District, Sri Lanka: : The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), in partnership with Save the Children Japan, is supporting the development of preschool education in Sri Lanka’s conflict affected Northern Province. With funding from the Government of Japan, this joint initiative is providing training for 21 preschool teachers on child-friendly ...

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Coca-Cola – UN-Habitat partnership supports over 1,600 residents in Killinochchi district with access to fresh water

5th August 2014, Killinochchi, Sri Lanka: The Coca-Cola Foundation in partnership with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), has assisted over 1,600 residents in Punnanineeravi GN Division in Killinochchi district in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province to access fresh water through a rain water harvesting project. To mark the completion of this 15 month project, ...

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Lalith Lankatilleke, Father of the “People’s Participatory Process” of Reconstruction, Bids Farewell to UN-Habitat after 36 years.

July 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Mr.Lalith Lankatilleke, Senior Human Settlements Officer of UN-Habitat responsible for the country operations of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka has bid farewell, having retired after 36 years of service. An Architect-Planner by profession, Lalith has worked for over 40 years in the field of human settlements. 36 years have ...

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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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