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UN-Habitat Helps Families to Construct Environmentally-Friendly Houses in the North of Sri Lanka


Empowering Female Headed Homeowners to Reconstruct their Damaged Homes: Ms. Jeyakumar Jeevakala, Uriyan GN Division, Killinochchi District


Building Blocks for a Brighter Tomorrow: Reconstruction of the Selvanagar Village Preschool in Killinochchi District, Northern Sri Lanka

 

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Workshop on Incremental Housing


October 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Government officials from national institutions in disaster management, housing and construction, representatives of finance institutions, donors and development practitioners participated in a two day workshop entitled ‘Designing & Financing Incremental Housing’ held in Colombo.......read more here

President of Sri Lanka Launches the National Housing Policy on World Habitat Day


6 October 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka’s first National Housing Policy was launched by the President of Sri Lanka, His Excellency Mahinda Rajapakse, at the World Habitat Day celebrations in Colombo. Over 5,000 people from the city’s underserved settlements including school children participated at the celebrations. This event marked the culmination of a series of celebrations organised by Government agencies responsible for promoting sustainable human settlements. ......read more here

Government of Australia Supports Mannar Urban Council to Mitigate the Risk of Sea Water Intrusion in a Vulnerable Coastal Village


September 2014, Mannar, Sri Lanka: A ceremony to launch a disaster risk reduction project to mitigate sea water intrusion at Pallimunai East village in Mannar District was held on 17th September 2014 with the participation of senior district and local authority officials. ......read more here

Sri Lanka Plans Celebrations for World Habitat Day 2014


22 September 2014,  Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Government of Sri Lanka and its lead agencies in human settlements development have launched a series of celebrations to commemorate World Habitat Day 2014. With a focus on engaging children, youth, women and self-employed, the events will commence on the 20th of September and culminate on the World Habitat Day, the 6th October 2014, at a grand ceremony presided by the President of Sri Lanka, His Excellency Mahinda Rajapakse. ......read more here

The Urban Development Authority and UN-Habitat jointly organise a workshop on Urban Resilience


16 September 2014,  Colombo, Sri Lanka: Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary, Ministry of Defence and Urban Development officially declared open a workshop on ‘Urban Resilience’ organised jointly by the Urban Development Authority (UDA) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). ......read more here


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Sri Lanka to celebrate World Habitat Day in grand scale

Ministry of Construction, Engineering Services, Housing and Common Amenities, Sri Lanka, September 2014: The Ministry of Construction and Engineering Services has taken steps to celebrate “World Habitat Day" which falls on 6th October under the theme of "Voices from slums".......(Read more on the Ministry website)

"Kolamba Lamai" (Colombo Children) Art Competition – 2014 (World Habitat Day)

Ministry of Construction, Engineering Services, Housing and Common Amenities, Sri Lanka, 20th September 2014: The Kolamba Lamai (Colombo Children) Art Competition - 2014 commenced at the Vihara Maha Devi Park under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa this morning.........(Read more on the Ministry website)

UN-Habitat Launches Disaster Risk Reduction and Preparedness Plans for Four Cities in the North and East with Funding from the Government of Australia

15 September 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), in partnership with the Municipal Council of Akkaraipattu, Urban Councils of Vavuniya and Mannar and the Pradeshiya Sabha of Maritimepattu (Mullaitivu), officially launched the Disaster Risk Reduction and Preparedness Plan for each City today.......(Read more)

Holcim supports families in North with UN-Habitat

Daily News, Wednesday, September 17, 2014: Holcim (Lanka) a cement manufacturer in Sri Lanka, announced that it will be supporting the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) with its housing programme for conflict affected families in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka.........(Read more)

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........(Read more)

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.........(Read more)

Government of Australia Supports the Vavuniya Urban Council to Mitigate the Risk of Disasters

July 2014, Vavuniya, Sri Lanka: Vavuniya Town, located in Northern Sri Lanka, regularly experiences floods and droughts. The effects of these hazards have increased due to the lack of infrastructure such as drainage systems in the urban council area. The inadequate capacity of the irrigation system around the Vavuniya Kulam (Vavuniya tank), the main water body in Vavuniya, has exacerbated the problem..........(Read more)

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..........(Read more)

European Union Delegation Visits UN-Habitat Housing Beneficiaries in Batticaloa District, Sri Lanka

25 June 2014, Batticaloa, Sri Lanka: A delegation from the European Union (EU) office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives visited the conflict affected village of Welikkakandy in Batticaloa District in the Eastern Province on 25th June 2014......(Read more)

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 of Sri Lanka, following an invitation by UN-Habitat, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme.......(Read more)

 

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