Our Projects

Introduction

In the past, most of our support was for early recovery of conflict-affected areas, often delivered directly to communities in need. In doing so, we worked in four main areas: Crisis Prevention and Recovery; Democratic Governance; Poverty Reduction and Energy, Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction.

However, now, UNDP will instead assist Government’s efforts at the national and local levels to operate effectively and deliver services more efficiently. In doing so, the UNDP Country Programme 2013-2017 has two broad focus areas:

  • Governance for Empowerment and Social Inclusion (GESI): Focusing on work on socio-economic recovery and development, social inclusion, rule of law and access to justice, local governance, human rights and parliamentary support. This includes our work in the areas of poverty reduction, crisis prevention and recovery and democratic governance.
  • Environmental Sustainability and Disaster Resilience (ESDR): Focusing on work on ecosystem-based natural resource management, clean energy, climate change adaptation and mitigation and disaster risk reduction. This includes our work in the areas of energy and environment and mitigating natural disasters and crisis.

 

New Era: Projects under Programme Cycle 2013-2017

Governance for Empowerment and Social Inclusion

See all projects related to Governance for Empowerment and Social Inclusion:
Crisis Prevention and Recovery> Socio-economic recovery, development and reconciliation
Poverty Reduction> Addressing regional disparties and strengthening planning capacities
Democractic Governance> Social inclusion, rule of law, access to justice, human rights, parliamentary support and local governance

Environmental Sustainability and Disaster Resilience

  • Sri Lanka Community Forestry Programme

    Community Forestry Management (CFM) has been identified as one of the best approaches for sustainable forest resource management and livelihood enhancement of the communities dependent on forest resources. The CFM approach recognizes that the communities themselves are in a better position to protect forests, reduce forest degradation and deforestation

  • Promoting Sustainable Biomass Energy Production and Modern Bio-Energy Technologies

    The primary goal of the project is to reduce greenhouse gas emmisions from the use of fossil fuel for thermal energy generation in the Sri Lankan industrial sector. The goal will be reached by means of removing obstacles to the realization of sustainable biomass plantation, increase of market share of biomass energy generation and adoption of biomass- based energy technologies in Sri Lanka.

  • Strategic Support to Operationalizing the Road Map towards a safer Sri Lanka

    "Road Map for Disaster Risk Management - Towards a Safer Sri Lanka" was the vision document that was formulated by the Ministry of Disaster Management. In 2008, UNDP undertook the responsibility to assist the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) and other stakeholders to operationalize this document. It is funded by three main donors; Bureau for Crisis Prevention (BCPR), AusAID and USAID.

  • Strengthening capacity to control the introduction and spread of alien invasive species in Sri Lanka

    This project will have a positive impact both at the local and global level on biodiversity conservation and human well-being. One of the major positive impacts would be the sustenance of the livelihood of those communities that rely on healthy ecosystems. Globally too, the conservation of Sri Lanka’s unique biodiversity, will see positive results, such as reducing the risk to species and areas that are unique to the island and also are facing any threat. It is also anticipated that the project will be able to reduce the threats to biodiversity in other parts of the world by controlling the export of IAS from Sri Lanka.

See all projects related to Environmental Sustainability and Disaster Resilience:

Energy and Environment> Promoting environmental sustainability, renewable energy, climate resilience and disaster risk reduction

 

Projects from previous Programme Cycle 2008-2012

Poverty Reduction

Democratic Governance

  • Equal Access to Justice Phase II

    The Equal Access to Justice Project – Phase II was developed to deepen and orient the activities of Phase I of the Equal Access to Justice Project within a conflict prevention framework, while also continuing the shift of the primary focus to the East and North, as well as to the estate sector, and addressing trust/confidence-building, gender-equity, peaceful conflict resolution and mediation. Phase II’s outputs and activities are intended to build trust and faith in the justice system and to support confidence-building through the rule of law and access to justice.

  • Local Governance Programme

    UNDP’s Local Governance Programme was initiated with the aim of enhancing local service delivery for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and to strengthen the local democratic dialogue and support processes that enable citizens to hold local government institutions accountable.

  • Strengthening Enforcement of Law, Access to Justice and Social Integration

    The Strengthening Enforcement of Law, Access to Justice and Social Integration in Sri Lanka (SELAJSI) Programme, will focus on ensuring that gains in the justice sector are institutionalized, systematized and scaled-up. By doing so, the Programme will also contribute to supporting several of the commitments made by the Government of Sri Lanka.

  • Governance for Local Economic Development

Crisis Prevention and Recovery

  • Northern Livelihood Development Project

    The Northern Livelihood Development Project (N-LDP) aims to support conflict-affected communities, particularly those socially and economically excluded, in the Jaffna, Killinochchi and Mullaithivu districts to strengthen their capacities to become self-sufficient through engagement in fair and equitable livelihood opportunities, while increasing opportunities for interaction within and between communities.

  • Communities for Progress

    The overall objective of the project is to promote social cohesion and socio-economic empowerment of communities in 10 war-affected Divisional Secretariat Divisions located in 5 districts of the Northern, North-Central and Eastern Provinces. The immediate objectives of the project are to: i) enhance cohesive structures and collective actions to promote socio-economic empowerment involving all social groups within target communities; and ii) improve social interaction and acceptance among and within socio-culturally diverse communities.

  • Strengthening Enforcement of Law, Access to Justice and Social Integration

    The Strengthening Enforcement of Law, Access to Justice and Social Integration in Sri Lanka (SELAJSI) Programme, will focus on ensuring that gains in the justice sector are institutionalized, systematized and scaled-up. By doing so, the Programme will also contribute to supporting several of the commitments made by the Government of Sri Lanka.

  • Governance for Local Economic Development

    UNDP's new flagship Governance for Local Economic Development Programme implemented in 2013-2017 focuses on increasing the capacity of sub-national level governance institutions, civil society, the private sector and communities in order to foster access to enhanced public sector service delivery, socio-economic development and social cohesion across the identified lagging regions, while securing the transition from recovery to development in the lagging areas of Sri Lanka.

Environment and Energy

  • Sri Lanka Community Forestry Programme

    Community Forestry Management (CFM) has been identified as one of the best approaches for sustainable forest resource management and livelihood enhancement of the communities dependent on forest resources. The CFM approach recognizes that the communities themselves are in a better position to protect forests, reduce forest degradation and deforestation

  • Promoting Sustainable Biomass Energy Production and Modern Bio-Energy Technologies

    The primary goal of the project is to reduce greenhouse gas emmisions from the use of fossil fuel for thermal energy generation in the Sri Lankan industrial sector. The goal will be reached by means of removing obstacles to the realization of sustainable biomass plantation, increase of market share of biomass energy generation and adoption of biomass- based energy technologies in Sri Lanka.

  • Strategic Support to Operationalizing the Road Map towards a safer Sri Lanka

    "Road Map for Disaster Risk Management - Towards a Safer Sri Lanka" was the vision document that was formulated by the Ministry of Disaster Management. In 2008, UNDP undertook the responsibility to assist the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) and other stakeholders to operationalize this document. It is funded by three main donors; Bureau for Crisis Prevention (BCPR), AusAID and USAID.

  • Strengthening capacity to control the introduction and spread of alien invasive species in Sri Lanka

    This project will have a positive impact both at the local and global level on biodiversity conservation and human well-being. One of the major positive impacts would be the sustenance of the livelihood of those communities that rely on healthy ecosystems. Globally too, the conservation of Sri Lanka’s unique biodiversity, will see positive results, such as reducing the risk to species and areas that are unique to the island and also are facing any threat. It is also anticipated that the project will be able to reduce the threats to biodiversity in other parts of the world by controlling the export of IAS from Sri Lanka.

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