The Ministry of Technology and Research (MoTR) was established with effect on 30th April, 2010 and is to formulate and implement policies pertaining to the popularization and advancement of science and technology. This includes scientific research and development and transfer of technologies, ensuring improved quality and productivity so as to upgrade economic activities, which are essential for the economic and social development of Sri Lanka.
UNDP in Namibia supports the Government of Namibia in identifying key challenges in meeting its Vision 2030 and the Millennium Development Goals. Improving capacities at the national, regional and local level for achieving the MDGs and Vision 2030 is the heart and core of the programme. The programme has three components: Responding to HIV/AIDS, reducing human poverty and energy and environment for sustainable development.
JICA assists and supports developing countries as the executing agency of Japanese Official Development Assistance (ODA). In accordance with its vision of “Inclusive and Dynamic Development,” JICA supports the resolution of issues of developing countries by using the most suitable tools of various assistance methods and a combined regional-, country- and issue-oriented approach.
UNDP has been implementing the Human Development Initiative (HDI) in Myanmar since 1994 to provide support to poor communities in areas of food security, primary health care, environment, HIV/AIDS, and training and education. UNDP currently works in more than 60 townships around the country. UNDP’s initiatives target the most vulnerable communities and work to improve opportunities for sustainable livelihoods.
To promote the effectiveness and success in the development of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Science and Technology was established on 2 October 1996.The Ministry of Science and Technology is based on the Myanmar Science and Technology Research Department which carries out research and development work for the development of the nation’s industry since 1954.
UNDP works with the people and the government of the Maldives to reduce disparities and vulnerabilities, to promote democratic governance, to protect the environment, and to empower communities. Technical expertise, advisory support, and UNDP supported project interventions as a whole contribute to improving people's lives in the Maldives.
UNDP works to promote the advancement of Human Development for the people of Jamaica. They do so by supporting good governance, poverty reduction and sound environmental management, by providing quality advisory and support services and by building strategic partnerships that leverage development assistance for Jamaica.
The University of the West Indies established in 1948 initially as an external College of the University of London and made fully independent in 1962, is the oldest, fully regional institution of higher learning in the Commonwealth Caribbean. The University has expanded to four campuses located in Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad. The enduring mission of the University of the West Indies is to propel the economic, social, political and cultural development of West Indian society through teaching, research, innovation, advisory and community services, and intellectual leadership.
After 36 years of internal armed conflict in Guatemala, thousands of confidential facts about the actions of the State have been registered by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Thanks to UNDP/BCPR’s technical and expert support, Guatemala has been able to digitize 13 million pieces of data on human rights abuses out of 20 million available. This archive provides a detailed account of numerous violations against the human rights of more than 2,000 Guatemalans.