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Eastern and North Central Provincial Roads Project (ENCPRP)

Education Construction Management Programmes for the Improvement on the construction of educational institutes – 2000

The Education Sector Development Framework & Programme (ESDFP) of the Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) was implemented based on four major themes: (1) promote equitable access to basic and secondary education, (2) increase learning levels and orient the education system to the world of work, (3) enhance the efficiency and equity of resource allocation and distribution and (4) strengthen the quality of service delivery 

This consultancy was based on the theme “Promote equitable access to basic (Grade 1-9) and secondary (Grade 10-13) education”.  With a view to facilitate this theme, the Government had developed environment friendly and sustainable school buildings and infrastructure models, which were, established on the grounds of nationally agreed standards and norms 

This assignment included appropriate changes in those models, in order to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of services and promotion of attractiveness at school level 

MGC studied existing norms, rules and regulations regarding the construction of educational institutes, made recommendations regarding designing of environmental and child friendly and sustainable schools.  The consultant also recommended models for special units such as the IT centres, science rooms, libraries and activity rooms.  MGC had organized interaction with the provincial engineering staff of the Ministry of Education and the educational institutes.  Meetings were organized with the key persons at the National Institute of Education to accommodate the infrastructure needs regarding the school curriculum changes undertaken

Education for Knowledge Society Project – 2010-2012

The key objective of the Education for Knowledge Society Project (EKSP) was to assist the Ministry of Education to improve the quality, relevance, effectiveness and equity of access to secondary education, in particular at the rural and disadvantaged locations 

The Consultancy Services Package 2 was intended to strengthen and upgrade Ministry of Education (MOE), Department of Examinations, National Evaluation & Testing Service (NETS) the Centre for Excellence in English Education (CEIEE), and the Centre for Education Leadership Development (CELD) of National Institute of Education (NIE).  Specialized expertise has been provided by a team of international and national consultants to achieve this goal 

The consultants provided services to:

-    Increase access and use of ICT in education by development and usage of SchoolNet in the education system,

-    Improve English Language Teaching conducted for teachers at the CEIEE and to establish a research culture,

-   Establish competency based performance standards and SBA for Mathematics, Science, languages and  practical subjects in Grades 6-13

-   Develop teaching and learning of mathematics in schools to overcome deficiencies in the system,

-   Improve environmental education activities in teaching of science,

-   Develop a coordinated career guidance system in Sri Lanka,

-    Conduct a social marketing campaign to support CBE reforms and SBA initiatives and educate students and parents on availability of alternate career paths,

-    Reduce disparities in access to education and improve social and gender equity, and

-    Improve the courses conducted for principals and education officers on administration, management and leadership.

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the National Holiday Resort, Passikudha – 2009

The EIA study in Passikudha focussed ention on ways and means of maintaining long-term ecological balance and protecting the environment with development of tourism and other initiatives in the area.  The study provided environmental information with respect to environmental sustainability and acceptability of the proposed National Holiday Resort, given the tranquillity at Passikudha Area 

MGC proposed a comprehensive Environmental Management Plan and Environmental Monitoring Plan. They also identified clearance approvals needed by the project prior to its implementation and made recommendations on the environmental viability of the project

Emergency Needs Assessment Survey in Tsunami Affected Areas - 2005

The Emergency Needs Assessment in Sri Lanka was a combined effort of four different units within WFP: Needs Assessment, Nutrition, Vulnerability Analysis & Mapping and Policy & Strategy.  Another important aspect was the cooperation with other organizations in the field, especially ILO, UNICEF and FAO 

The objectives of the assessment were to,

  • Provide an understanding of the impact of the disaster on food security and analyse the profile and livelihood of the different groups of population affected.
  • Validate, refine and update the food security and nutrition needs of these groups, also integrate issues related to household food security.
  • Provide recommendations on response options, suggestions on the establishment of a food security monitoring system and follow-up actions in preparation of recovery activities 

MG Consultants on behalf of WFP and ILO conducted a household survey covering 1,860 households in eight affected districts.  The survey instruments were designed to obtain the household profile before tsunami, the nature of location of the affected people, how the livelihoods of people and their food habits were affected

Environment Assessment of Rehabilitation of CEB Dams, Dam Safety and Water Resources Planning Project funded by the World Bank, in 2009

Dam Safety and Water Resources Planning Project (DSWRPP) intended to rehabilitate 80 dams in the country, out of which 32 were considered as “high-risk” to the public safety.  These 32 dams were managed by the Irrigation Department (ID), Mahaweli Authority of Sri Lanka (MASL), Ceylon Electricity, Board (CEB) and National Water Supply & Drainage Board (NWS&DB) 

Under this assignment, the environmental assessments were carried out for the four dams Norton, Canyon, Laxapana and Castlereigh managed by the CEB 

MGC conducted a comprehensive environmental assessment for each dam, prepared comprehensive Environmental Management Plans (EMPs), prepared Environmental Monitoring Plans, identified clearance approvals needed by the project prior to implementation of rehabilitation and made recommendations on the environmental viability of the proposed rehabilitation and adequacy of the assessment 

The study approach and methodology included, liaising with the team of engineers and other key personnel of the project, identification of proposed interventions, typological classification of the water reservoir based on functional characteristics, identification of services provided by each water reservoir (environmental, socio-economic, biological/ecological), establishment of the baseline – social and ecological surveys, identification of the impacts that intervene or impair existing services, assessment of magnitude of impacts and interventions & evaluation of the impact significance and identification and incorporation of mitigation measures & preparation of EMPs

Environment Assessment of Rehabilitation of Mahaweli Dams, Dam Safety and Water Resources Planning Project funded by the World Bank - 2009

Dam Safety and Water Resources Planning Project intended to rehabilitate 80 dams in the country, out of which 32 are considered as “high-risk” to the public safety.  These 32 dams are managed by the Irrigation Department (ID), Mahaweli Authority of Sri Lanka (MASL), Ceylon Electricity, Board (CEB) and National Water Supply & Drainage Board (NWS&DB) 

Under this assignment Environmental Assessments were carried out for the 7 dams that are managed by the MASL, namely, Kalawewa, Dambulu Oya, Kotmale, Rantambe, Maduru Oya, Chandrikawewa and Kalatuwawa 

MGC conducted comprehensive environmental assessments for each dam, prepared comprehensive Environmental Management Plans (EMPs), prepared Environmental Monitoring Plans, identified clearance approvals needed by the project prior to its implementation and made recommendations on the environmental viability of the project and adequacy of the assessment 

The study approach and methodology included, liaising with the team of engineers and other key personnel of the project, identification of proposed interventions, typological classification of the water bodies based on functional characteristics, identification of services provided by each water body (environmental, socio-economic, biological/ecological), establishment of the baseline – social and ecological surveys, identification of the impacts that intervene or impair existing services, assessment of magnitude of impacts and interventions & evaluation of the impact significance and identification and incorporation of mitigation measures & preparation of EMPs

Environmental Impact Identification for a House at Balapitiya 2010/2011

The project was to develop a halfway constructed three storied house located at the land alongside Madu Ganga of Mahaladuwa, Welithara, Balapitiya.  The land was in close proximity to the limits of “Madu Ganga Sanctuary”.  Construction and operation activities of the proposed house consisted of land filling, clearance of mangrove cover, habitat deterioration and disposal of solid waste, liquid effluent and sewage 

The Environment Impact Identification (EII) study provided the ways and means of maintaining a long-term environmental sustainability acceptable to the proposed development

Evaluation of the Impact of the Distribution & Usage of Quality Inputs in Schools, the General Education Project II – funded by the IDA of World Bank - 2002

It had been revealed that the level of the quality of Sri Lankan education system was relatively low due to the minimal expenditure on quality inputs in the annual education budget.  The quality inputs (QI) to the schools include essential teaching materials, school supplies and school maintenance.  It was estimated that only about 1% of the recurrent budget had been allocated for QI 

Actions were initiated to rectify this situation by the Ministry of Education, through the General Education Project II (GEP II) funded by the IDA (WB) under the component of Quality Inputs.  The objective of this component was to supply in a manner, on a per capita basis, a sufficient quantity of educational equipment and educational material, which match the requirements of the curriculum 

In keeping with this objective, actions were taken to allocate sufficient funds by the Ministry of Education and the Provincial Education Authorities for the procurement of quality input items as recommended by the National Institute of Education.  This exercise was expected to bridge the gap on resource distribution among schools and also enhance the quality of teaching and learning in the classroom, and hence raise the level of the quality of the rural and small schools 

MGC was to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the QI programme in relation to identification of the needs, allocation of funds, procurement methods and distribution of QI to schools, to assess the efficiency and the effectiveness of the QI in the classroom, to suggest ways and means for the improvement of the programme and to identify issues and recommendations in relation to safe keeping and maintenance

External Evaluation of Child Friendly Schools in North Western Province funded by UNICEF - 2004

Although over 90% of Sri Lankan children had been attending schools, which provide free education including free textbooks and uniforms, most schools were not classified as “Child Friendly”.  Therefore, UNICEF initiated a project in 2002 to make schools “Child Friendly”.  The project was implemented in three administrative divisions Chilaw, Udabaddawa and Bingiriya of the North Western Province

Expansion of Secondary Education – The Consultancy Package II of the Education for Knowledge Society Project funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB)

The key objective of the Education for Knowledge Society Project (EKSP) was to assist the Ministry of Education to improve the quality, relevance, effectiveness and equity of access to secondary education, in particular in rural and disadvantaged locations 

The Consultancy Services Package 2 was intended to strengthen and upgrade Ministry of Education (MOE), Department of Examinations, National Evaluation & Testing Service (NETS), the Centre for Excellence in English Education (CEIEE), and the Centre for Education Leadership Development (CELD) of the National Institute of Education (NIE).  Specialized expertise had been provided by a team of international and national consultants to achieve the objectives.  The project commenced in 2010 completed in 2012

Enhancing Leadership - Component 1 – Education Planning and Management, Secondary Education Modernization Project II funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB

In support of the Government’s strategy for economic growth and its continued effort to reconstruct the education sector, the ADB extended further assistance to modernize the Secondary Education Sector 

The objective of Component I of the project was to build capacity in enhancing leadership of the relevant officers in the Ministry of Education (MOE), the provincial authorities, officers at zonal level and the stakeholders at school level.  The outcome was an efficient and effective management of schools.  Three specific area, school development planning, generation and effective utilization of school funds and school based management had been emphasised.  The project commenced in 2008 completed in 2009