A two day capacity building workshop on ‘Adaptation to Climate Change’ in urban underserved settlements in Sri Lanka was held at Waters Edge Hotel on 23rd and 24th October sponsored by UNICEF Sri Lanka. The officers of the UDA, Department of Probation and child care, Climate change secretariat- Ministry of Environment, USDA and UNICEF Sri Lanka participated the workshop. The inauguration was held under the patronage of Chairman, USDA and Commissioner of Probation and Child care.
The Urban Settlement Development Authority (USDA),which was established in 2008 by Parliament Act No. 36 of 2008, is an institution functioning under the Ministry of Urban Development and Housing. The formulation of national policy in relation to urban settlement development and ensuring implementation of such policy, along with the provision of improvements to the living conditions of people in underserved settlements, are the interconnected twin objectives of the establishment of USDA.