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* UNDP to support Sri Lanka's rural livelihood development programs to withstand climate-related shocks
Thu, Jun 26, 2014, 11:55 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Ministry of Economic Development Wednesday signed an agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to support the Government's rural livelihood development programs to withstand climate-related shocks.

Secretary to the Ministry of Economic Development Dr. Nihal Jayathilaka and Resident Representative of UNDP in Sri Lanka Ms. Razina Bilgrami signed the agreement in Colombo yesterday.

The project titled, "Strengthening the Resilience of Post Conflict Recovery and Development to Climate Change Risks in Sri Lanka", aims to strengthen the existing government investments in rural livelihood development and build climate change adaptation models in the Puttalam, Kurunegala and Ratnapura districts.

The project is expected to be launched during the second week of July 2014 and will be implemented over a four year period through the Ministry of Economic Development in close collaboration with the Ministry of Disaster Management and the Ministry of Environment and Renewable Energy at a total cost of Rs. 414 million.

The project will be financially supported through a grant of the Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF) managed by the Global Environmental Facility (GEF).

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