Discussion forum on promote solid waste management in Sri Lanka


The National Human Resources Development Council of Sri Lanka conducted a discussion forum on promoting solid waste management in Sri Lanka with the public sector, private sector, INGOs and NGOs representatives on 28th August 2018 at Sri Lanka Foundation Institute.

The objective of this program was to obtained suggestions, views, experiences and knowledge of expertise are on prepared professional course to develop entrepreneur skills in solid waste management reconstruct and incorporate.

The NHRDC collaborated with the National Solid Waste Management Support Centre (Ministry of Provincial Councils and Local Government) and Department of Entrepreneurship, Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayawardhanapura to conduct this discussion forum.

NHRDC conducts workshop for SME entrepreneurs in Gampaha District

The National Human Resources Development Council (NHRDC) conducted a series of programs island-wide to build capacity of the small and medium scale business community. 

The latest program was conducted for selected SME entrepreneurs in the Gampaha District. This was conducted successfully with the collaboration of District Secretariat Gampaha in early August at the Auditorium of the District Secretariat.

Around 180 entrepreneurs attended the event. The event was organised with the support of the Additional District Secretary of Gampaha District Secretariat with the help of resource persons representing the Export Development Board, Hatton National Bank and the Central Bank of Sri Lanka. The experience of some of the successful entrepreneurs in the Gampaha District was also shared with the entrepreneurs.

REQUEST FOR QUOTATION (RFQ)

Master of Ceremonies (Compere)

Dear Sir / Madam:
We kindly request you to submit your quotation for procurement of Master of Ceremonies Service (compere) , for a discussion forum to be held on 2nd October 2018 from 9.00 AM – 11.30 AM at the Auditorium of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka.

Quotations may be submitted on or before September 28, 2018 and via e-mail, or post to the address below:
Director, National Human Resources Development Council of Sri Lanka, 7th Floor, Nipunatha Piyasa, 354/2, Elvitigala Rd, Narahenpita, Colombo 05.
Note:
It shall remain your responsibility to ensure that your quotation will reach the address above on or before the deadline. Quotations that are received by NHRDC after the deadline indicated above, for whatever reason, shall not be considered for evaluation.

Focused investments in education required to make SL more competitive

National Human Resources Development Council Chairman Dinesh Weerakkody, speaking at the press conference organised to discuss the proposals prepared by the National Human Resources Development Council of Sri Lanka (NHRDC), said allocation of university places should be through a demand-driven system. He added that there is an urgent need to increase the funding aimed at improving the participation rate of low income students, and to increase the eligibility to student income support. The Human Capital Development proposals were prepared using past data, perspectives and outcomes of several NHRDC panels that worked on education related issues. NHRDC Council Member Dr Chandra Embuldeniya briefly outlined the 12 proposals at the press conference.
The 12 main proposals are:
1.Roadmap to increase the female labour force participation of Sri Lanka
Introducing STEM (STEAM) education, the numbers of students on STEM Education in General Education, and improving STEM experience for political and community leaders
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Professionals need soul-searching

  • Eran calls on professional associations to move beyond focus on themselves to think of social needs
  • Believes professional bodies push for self-serving policies above what is best for everyone
  • Advocates opening up education sector for private investment to give more opportunities to youth
  • Says Budget allocations for education need to be more equitably divided
  • among all students
  • Focus shift to quality in public education and healthcare essential
  • Vocational training systems need to be integrated with private sector insists Aussie High Commissioner
By Uditha Jayasinghe

Professional associations are among local stakeholders that restrict progressive policies on education as they are focused on profession-specific requirements rather than what benefits the whole of society, State Minister of Finance Eran Wickramaratne said yesterday, calling for a holistic outlook that delivers social equity to everyone.

Speaking at a forum titled ‘Budget Proposals for 2019/2020 for Human Capital Development’, organised by the National Human Resources Development Council (NHRDC), Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, the International Chamber of Commerce and the Daily FT, Wickramaratne pointed out that Sri Lanka was still engaged in ideological battles regarding its taxpayer-funded education and healthcare systems.
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Empowering the Small and Medium Scale Entrepreneurs -Gampaha District

The National Human Resources Development Council(NHRDC) which is under the purview of the Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs has planned to conduct a series of programs based on the empowerment of the small and medium scale business community. As one of its programs, according to a concept of the Chairman of the NHRDC, Mr. Dinesh Weerakkody, an awareness program for registered and active level Entrepreneurs in Gampaha District were successfully conducted with the collaboration of District Secretariat, Gampaha on 1st of August, from 8.30 am to 4.00 pm at the Auditorium of the District Secretariat.

This program was conducted for the 180 entrepreneurs in the SME with the aim of facilitating SMEs to access International Market. The small business sector of the Gampaha District Secretariat carried out a massive service to organize this program. The event was commenced by the Additional District Secretary of Gampaha District Secretariat with the help of resource persons representing the Export Development Board, Hatton National Bank and the Central Bank of Sri Lanka. The experience of the successful entrepreneurs in the Gampaha District was also shared with the entrepreneurs.

NHRDC Discussion Forum on Budget Proposals for 2019/20

The National Human Resources Development Council of Sri Lanka (NHRDC) together with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CASL), Daily Financial Times and the International Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka (ICC) have organised a discussion forum to facilitate the preparation of the annual budget 2019/20 for human capital development.

This forum will seek insights on how the scarce funding resources should be distributed in the key areas of human capital development. This forum constitutes an assembly of experts from within Sri Lanka and outside who will deliberate on the pros and cons of what and where these funding should be spent. While there are many targeted areas of learning, there is also a distribution of areas differentiated by the learning age of the population and the purpose of learning. The session will be held on 24 July from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, Malalasekara Mawatha, Colombo 07. State Minister of Finance Eran Wickramaratne and Australia’s High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Bryce Hutchesson will participate and speak at the event. A presentation on proposed Budget Proposals covering the education and TVET sector by Dr. Chandra Embuldeniya, Council Member, NHRDC and Founder, Vice Chancellor Uva Wellassa University will be the highlight of the event.
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Speech Hon. Ranil Wicramasinghe
Tourism Pillar
Manufacturing and Construction Pillar
Insuarance Pillar
Logistic Pillar
Leadership Pillar
Foreign Employment Pillar

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