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  1. BRIEF OVERVIEW ON THE PROPOSED SRI LANKA PROGRAM T I Jamaldeen (Jamal) Chief Of Party VEGA Project, Sri Lanka

  2. PRESENTATION OUTLINE • About Sri Lanka • VEGA Sri Lanka Project • USAID Public Private Partnerships • Potential Work Assignments • Any Questions

  3. ABOUT SRI LANKA • Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) • is an independent island • nation approximately 20 • miles to the southeast of • the Southern most tip of • India • We were World Cricket • Champions in 1996 and • Runners Up in 2007. • Probably Champions again • in 2011 • Ethnic Groups comprise of • Sinhalese - 73.8% • Tamils - 18.5% • Moors - 7.2% • Others - 0.5% • Population of about 20 • million people

  4. VEGA SRI LANKA PROJECT • The VEGA Project is a 3-year technical assistance program that utilizes volunteer expertise and if necessary paid consultants from both the US and other country wherever the required expertise is available • Demographic concentration of the project in Sri Lanka is more in the northern and eastern provinces which are referred to as post-conflict zones but are not limited to these areas • The lead implementer of the program is IESC and other partners include ACDI/VOCA, ICMA, LOL and FSVC • Clientele includes the National and Provincial Governments, Local Government authorities, Private sector firms , Non-Governmental organizations and also the USAID Mission

  5. USAID PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS • Public Private Partnerships (PPP) is a new USAID business alliance program with Sri Lanka’s private sector concentrating in the North and East of Sri Lanka • Sectors include aquaculture, horticulture, logistics, construction and apparel manufacture • The program is expected to create 20,000 jobs in former conflict zones • USAID’s investment of around USD 20.0 million will generate an additional USD 45.0 million investment from the private sector for a total investment of about USD 65.0 million

  6. EXAMPLES OF POTENTIAL WORK ASSIGNMENTS • Aqua N’ Green established in 1992 is involved under the PPP program in cage culture fish farming

  7. EXAMPLES OF POTENTIAL WORK ASSIGNMENTS • John Keells Logistics a subsidiary of the John Keells Holdings will provide logistics support to farmers in the North and East of Sri Lanka

  8. EXAMPLES OF POTENTIAL WORK ASSIGNMENTS • BRANDIX Lanka Limited is the largest exporter of apparel in Sri Lanka. Under the Brandix and USAID alliance 600 people trained in Batticaloa

  9. EXAMPLES OF POTENTIAL WORK ASSIGNMENTS • Daya Apparels will build under the alliance a ready-made garment factory in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka

  10. EXAMPLES OF TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE NEEDED • Aqua N’ Green: - Supply chain management /analysis/logistics - Develop a Marketing Plan • John Keells Logistics: - Review and assess current system - Supply chain management • Brandix Lanka Limited: - Lean manufacturing and process improvement - Industrial engineering - Total quality control • Daya Apparels: - Work study and process improvement

  11. Thank You