Our Stories

  • Of Tortoise and Men
  • The People’s Atoll - Story of the First Biosphere Reserve of the Maldives
    May 7, 2016

    The Atoll Ecosystem Conservation (AEC) project was initiated to try to conserve the environment in and around the Baa Atoll. The ultimate aim was that the project would become a model of conservation for all atolls in the Maldives.

  • Nature Walk—a chance to reconnect with history and nature
    May 7, 2016

    UNDP team and volunteers had put up permanent labels for some 42 plants which identified their English, Dhivehi and the scientific names. Abdulla Adam, an expert on plants and an avid plant lover, who also is the Small Grants Officer of the UNDP’s Tourism Adaptation Project (TAP), led the charge in the walks.

  • Ukulhas: an example of excellent waste management practices
    May 7, 2016

    Zaeema, a mother of three, is one of the twelve participants from Laamu Atoll Fonadhoo taking part in a three-day tour to the central atolls of Alif Alif and Alif Dhaalu as part of the knowledge exchange programmes carried under the joint-UN Low Emission Carbon Resilient Development (LECReD) Programme.

  • Maldives Elects New Leader
    May 7, 2016

    UNDP provided strategic support to the Elections Commission in the tightly-contested Presidential Election

  • Training for Local Council Hopefuls Empower Women
    May 7, 2016

    The training for local council hopefuls focused on how local councils should operate. It detailed the important aspects of the Decentralization Act, including the functions and responsibilities of a Local Council and how the council should communicate and interact with the community.

  • Civic Engagement Matters; Here is why!
    May 7, 2016

    “I was very young when I signed up as a volunteer for a local NGO called Tiny Hearts of Maldives. People used to say that you are doing so much work for nothing. I used to reply back saying, doing what you like doing is sometimes better than good pay,” Dan reckoned.

  • Women as Leaders
    May 7, 2016
  • Community-based Theatre
    May 7, 2016

    CBT is designed to promote community-based, grassroots and people-led dialogues on sensitive community issues and conflicts. It brings people from all walks of life together to openly discuss problems, and promote the inclusion of and respect for multiple perspectives around the same issues.

  • YLP profile
    May 7, 2016

    They came from very different worlds, but left with a common vision and shared goals following the Youth Leadership Programme