NIDI, Northern Institute of Development Initiatives is a non-profit company, founded to assist in the economic, social and cultural development of the Northern Province of Sri Lanka. It has adopted a unique operational model whereby NIDI will enter into partnerships with small, medium and large enterprises to actively develop local resources, and generate both employment and income at grass roots level. NIDI has eight highly qualified and distinguished members from different countries on its advisory and management board. It also has a team of eight sector specialists who will direct various projects and activities.



NIDI was officially launched on the 28th of June, 2017 at its first Advisory and Management Board meeting, held under the auspices of the Ministry of Special Assignments, Government of Sri Lanka.



Projects in the pipeline are varied and cut across many sectors, ranging from small industries, agriculture, education to micro ventures aimed at empowering women and poverty alleviation.



Education is at the heart of NIDI goals and objectives. Especially because the 30 years of conflict and the next years of slow and painful rebuilding of the war-affected Northern region, education has suffered substantially.




NIDI places great emphasis on environment and environment protection. In the North, initial emphasis will be on maintaining and supporting all initiatives to adopt and pursue specific goals.



NIDI operations, projects and significant developments will be documented to provide information to NIDI stakeholders and to record NIDI's development history



As a non-profit, NIDI will require much financial support from those who believe in its philosophy and operations. Donors willing to contribute are most welcome.




NIDI Promotes Organic Agriculture in the North and East of Sri Lanka
- NIDI takes an active interest in organic farming initiatives in the Northern and Eastern provinces of Sri Lanka, through the Organic Movement of North and East (OMNE).
NIDI Institute of Farm Management: Plans Finalized
- NIDI has finalized plans for the establishing of an Institute of Farm Management in Kilinochchi, in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka.
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