French Agency for Development calls for project proposals: « Boosting the Potential of the Blue Economy: Conservation of the Sri Lankan Shoreline, Beaches and Waves » !
The French Agency for Development is willing to finance a Civil Society Organisation to enhance the quality of the coastal environment and to contribute to developing the Sri Lankan Blue Economy potential.
More crops and revenue, less flood risks and climate friendly agricultural practices for the Mundeni Aru River Basin
French Development Agency approved its support to the Mundeni Aru River Basin Development Project in December 2018, adding a LKR 30.3 billion loan (EUR 150 million) to the LKR 1.3 billion (EUR 6.5 million) invested by the Government of Sri Lanka. These financings are completed by a LKR 2.4 billion grant (EUR 12 million) approved last February by the Board of the European Union for technical assistance purposes.
To enhance public health and boost the potential of Sri Lanka’s blue economy, the French Agency for Development supports urban sanitation in Colombo metropolitan area.
A loan agreement was signed for a EUR 75 million project in Ratmalana and Moratuwa on Monday 18th February 2019, by R. H. S. Samaratunga, Secretary to the Ministry of Finance and Mass Media and Mr. Martin (...)
AFD project under preparation in the Sri Lankan fisheries sector: the Ambassador of France and AFD visit the port of Galle
Sri Lanka’s fisheries sector provides employment for about 600 000 people (nearly 10% of the total labor force and a quarter of agricultural sector’s employees). It forms an essential pillar to the country’s food (...)
Innovation in Sri Lanka: EDF conducts a Study on Greenhouse Gas Emissions as Part of the Mundeni Aru Watershed Development Project, Financed by French Agency for Development (AFD)
The Mundeni Aru watershed development project involves the merging of the Rugam and Kitul Wewa reservoirs downstream of the basin, as well as the construction of a reservoir at Maha Oya, upstream of the Mundeni Aru. As part of the project’s study on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, EDF, the French leader in the energy sector, was in the East from 24 to 27 April visiting the project site of the future dam, as well as the sites of the existing dams. This is a first in Sri Lanka and one of the world’s first in the field of environmental impact studies of an irrigation dam.
In 2015 co-funded by Agence Française de Development (French Agency for Development, AFD) and Médecins du Monde (MDM), or Doctors of the World, started a 1 M€ project to improve access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and Gender Based Violence (GBV) related services and reduce maternal mortality and morbidity in Sri Lanka. The AFD/MDM co-sponsored intervention is implemented by Human Development Organization (HDO), a local organization working in the plantation sector in the Central province of Sri Lanka, and several other local organization working in the Northern and Eastern provinces.
The publication of the study on health of the Sri Lankan plantation populations was inaugurated on November 28, 2017 at the residence of the French ambassador. The event was attended by Hon. Ministers Mano Ganeshan, Minister of National Cohesion, Dialogue and Official Languages, and Mr Faizal Cassim, Deputy Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine, in partnership with the Agency French Development (AFD), Doctors of the World and Human Development Organization.
Smart Cities - Third Integrated Urban Development program organized by AFD in Chandigarh, India - The French Experiences
French expertise and approach from October 9th to October 12th with the concrete example of Chandigarh Smart City, conceived 50 years ago by the architect Le Corbusier in Chandigarh.
The French Agency for Development (AFD) has partnered with a key French research institution, Ecole Normale Supérieure to offer a free online training on energy and ecological transitions in developing countries.
France and Sri Lanka are engaged in a substantial cooperation for water treatment and sustainable development in Sri Lanka.
In this regard, the French ambassador, H.E. Mr Jean-Marin SCHUH, awarded two scholarships for Masters in France on the water sector, for senior members of the National Water Supply & Drainage Board (NWSDB).
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