Grants & Awards

Gender Grant 2020

Dr Lakshika Liyanage, Director of KDU-CGEE has secured the Gender Grant 2020 offered by the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU). ACU Gender Grants help member universities meet the costs of organising projects promoting gender equity and equality in their institutions.

“General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU), Sri Lanka, will focus on assessing and increasing the level of awareness of gender issues among the KDU community. The project aims to ensure zero percent gender discrimination at KDU, create an effective institutional policy and promote equal rights, responsibilities and opportunities for both men and women at all levels at the university, thus supporting SDG 5: ‘Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.’”