Welcome to Skills for Inclusive Growth

Skills for Inclusive Growth is an initiative of the Australian Government in partnership with the Sri Lankan Ministry of Science, Technology, Research, Skills Development and Vocational Training and Kandyan Heritage.

The program supports skills training, job creation and business growth across the tourism sector in Eastern and North Central Provinces in Sri Lanka.

Areas we work

Supporting job creation in Ampara, Batticaloa, Polonnaruwa and Trincomalee

Addressing skills gaps

Strengthening existing businesses throughout the tourism value chain

Prioritising sustainable employment for women and persons with disabilities

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Australian initiated S4IG project promotes tourism in East

In a bid to narrow the Tourism sector’s disparity gap in the Eastern Province, Australian Aid, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), is investing over Australian Dollars 15 million for the implementation of Stage I of the S4IG project, which addresses many issues faced by the SME sector involved in tourism.

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Testimonials of Skills for Inclusive Growth Programme

S4IG MIS Portal – Live Data