Publication of a newsletter for GEF/SGP Sri Lanka by Sri Lanka Environment Exploration Society (SLEES)- This is an extension of activities in project SRL/02/06 (SRL/03/10)
District: Kegalle  
Grantee: Sri Lanka Environment Exploration Society - SLEES (Non-government Organization)
Focal Area: Multifocal Area  
Op. Program:  
Project Type: Full  
Operational Phase: Phase 2  
Dates: March 2003 March 2005                                
Grant Amount: 8 899,96 USD
Project Status: Satisfactorily Completed  
Project Types: Demonstration  
Project Details & Results
Publication of a Newletter for "GEF/SGP" of Sri Lanka" in Sinhala, Tamil & English Languages. The NGO will collect information, visit SGP projects, write feature articles on relevant issues on GEF/SGP projects, print and distribute the newsletter to SGP partners. One purpose of the awareness raising is to evoke other partners to undertake similar projects which are successful. Through the dissemination of this newsletter to improve the image of GEF/SGP.
Notable Community Participation          
SGP partners will contribute information on their projects towards the newsletter
Capacity - Building Component          
SGP partners will learn and be made aware on the work of other SGP partners
Emphasis on Sustainable Livelihoods          
Lessons learned through successful implementation of projects will be made known
Gender Focus          
Significant Participation of Indigenous Peoples          
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment          
Public awareness will be raised on bio diversity and climate change issues
Project Results          
3000 copies of the GEF/SGP Newsletter was published quarterly in Sinhala, Tamil and English and distributed among SGP partners. Each issue carried an account of 2 - 3 SGP projects with photographs to tell a story about their work and results achieved. The Newsletter was designed as an image building exercise for GEF/SGP and as a monitoring mechanism for the ongoing or completed projects as they were being reported on regularly in the Newsletters. Another objective was sharing of information am