3ZERO IN SRI LANKA
THE 3ZERO HOUSE COLOMBO
The third 3ZERO House was launched in Colombo on October 5th, 2023.
3ZERO PROGRAMMES IN SRI LANKA
Acted, international organisation working for 3ZERO in Sri Lanka aims to capacitate local organisations, entrepreneurs and individuals in achieving a world of Zero Poverty, Zero Exclusion and Zero Carbon. Acted is strengthening local civil society organisations’ role in enhancing the livelihoods and engagement in good governance for the most marginalized groups.
To enable marginalised communities to pave the road towards Zero Poverty, Acted supports over 300 micro, small and medium entrepreneurs in the agricultural sector, comprised of women, persons with disabilities and plantation communities. The programme aims to enable entrepreneurs to expand their businesses and create employment opportunities to alleviate poverty in rural communities.
Acted in Sri Lanka also focuses on enhancing sustainable livelihood approaches, that not only facilitate economic growth but also protect valuable ecosystems and natural resources. This includes promoting climate and water resilient agricultural practices, effective environmental management and supporting the government to implement existing policies and legal frameworks. These combined efforts contribute to mobilising Zero Carbon strategies throughout the country.
Lastly, to strengthen co-existence and inclusion in economic and social developmental planning, Acted coordinates with civil society, community leaders and local authorities. By building the actors capacity and linkages to collaborate with one another, Acted is progressively materializing a Zero Exclusion vision, regardless of one’s gender, ethnicity or religion.