Final annual meeting held in Colombo

The IUI team at the annual meeting

The 3rd Inclusive Urban Infrastructure (IUI) annual meeting was held on 8-10 May 2023 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The annual meeting was hosted by the Centre for Migration Research & Development in conjunction with SEVANATHA.

Day 1 focused on key findings from the countries in which research is being conducted. There was also a session on the main global-level themes that have emerged from the qualitative data gathered though the project.

Day 2 provided overseas participants with an opportunity to visit two IUI research sites in Colombo, Nawagampura and Salamulla. Later that day, SEVANATHA hosted a session on the intervention that forms part of the ‘action’ element of this action research project.

Day 3 started with discussions about (first) using our comics and animations and (second) our influencing priorities. This neatly linked to a stakeholder engagement event, where officials from different Government of Sri Lanka ministries, multilateral institutions (including the United Nations Development Programme and World Bank) and civil society organisations were able to learn about IUI project findings and plans, and ask questions.