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  • 23 Apr 2015
    UN Maldives, Government and Laamu Atoll Council hold first Laamu Climate Change Forum

    UN Maldives together with Laamu Atoll Council and the Government of Maldives has successfully held the first ever Laamu Climate Change Forum (LCCF) on 20-21 April in Laamu Fonadhoo.

  • 13 Apr 2015
    Haoliang Xu visits Maldives

    The United Nations Assistant Secretary-General, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Assistant Administrator and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, Mr. Haoliang Xu visited the Maldives from 10-13 April 2015. In his second visit to the Maldives, Mr. Xu held high-level meetings with key state officials including Cabinet Ministers, the Chief Justice, the Speaker of Parliament and the members of the Human Rights Commission of the Maldives.

  • 15 Mar 2015
    UNDP Maldives holds first policy forum on community dialogue

    UNDP Maldives holds first policy forum on the need for community dialogue, with a specific focus on initiating issue-based dialogues at the community level. The forum, held in Capital Male, was primarily focused on Lhaviyani Atoll. Lhaviyani Atoll belongs to the central Maldives which has four inhabited islands and a population of approximately 12,000 people. The key objective of the forum was to share the lessons learnt from the existing work that UNDP Maldives have been doing in the past couple of years on improving social cohesion through community dialogues.

  • 09 Mar 2015
    Removing the barriers: The Maldivian society as a whole will benefit by removing the barriers for women to contribute

    These numbers speak for themselves. They indicate that a lot more needs to be done to ensure that women, who constitute 49 percent of the Maldivian population, should be able to participate in national development processes. In other words, increasing women’s contribution and participation in national development is crucial for the future of the country, and requires interventions at all levels, across all sectors. Research shows that countries with higher levels of gender equality have higher economic growth, companies with more women on their boards have higher returns to shareholders and parliaments with more women consider a broader range of social issues.

  • 25 Nov 2014
    Fifth Youth Leadership Programme starts at Bandos Island Resort

    Forty young men and women representing all atolls of the Maldives will participate in a three-week intensive programme that aims to develop leadership skills, and enhance their knowledge in civic education.

  • 17 Nov 2014
    Maldives Youth Entrepreneurship Programme ‘GET SET MV’ launched

    The MVR 200 million (US$ 12.97 million) worth programme is one of the key pledges of the government’s ‘Youth Manifesto’, which aims to help young people to overcome challenges and succeed in establishing new Micro Small Medium entrepreneurships (MSMEs).

  • 16 Nov 2014
    GEF Small Grants Programme - Call for Project Concept Notes from Maldivian NGOs/CBOs

  • 10 Nov 2014
    UNDP partners with local NGO Democracy House launch Youth Photovoice Portal

    The Pictalk project, through the photovoice methodology, aims to create a web-based platform where youth are presented with the opportunity express their opinions, concerns and perspectives, both individually or as a group, through pictures and photography. Youth are given the opportunity to showcase their photography skills, while also telling a deeper story based on a periodically selected theme.

  • 04 Nov 2014
    UNDP Maldives and the Human Rights Commission of Maldives jointly kick starts 2014 NGO Conference

    The conference is targeted to support local NGOs advocating for Human Rights issues and aims to provide a platform where such NGOs could share their knowledge and experience amongst each other. Furthermore, the conference would allow NGOs to present their challenges in their line of work and to discuss on possible steps that could be taken to overcome such challenges.

  • 28 Oct 2014
    UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative Ms. Shoko Noda presents her credentials to President of Maldives

    Ms. Noda also briefed the President regarding the ongoing work of UN Agencies in the Maldives and reaffirmed their commitment towards supporting the government and the people of Maldives in furthering the significant achievements of the country in the developmental front. She further highlighted that key developmental priorities of the government will be reflected in the projects undertaken by the UN Agencies in the country.

  • 19 Oct 2014
    UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative Ms. Shoko Noda assumes office

    The UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative to the Maldives, Ms. Shoko Noda has assumed office on this Sunday (19 October 2014).

  • 02 Oct 2014
    How Far Will You Go to Protect Your Investment From Climate Change Impacts?

    One of the major strategies in making tourist facilities and associated communities climate proof is by establishing small- scale, innovative, climate proof investment projects. Efforts by TAP to initiate this process by providing small grants, received over 40 concepts for demonstrable pilot projects. This includes the protection and conservation of fresh water resources to deal with draughts, adopting community rainwater harvesting systems, hydroponics and water dripping system in agriculture, as well as sustainable use of mangrove systems for livelihood and tourism activities.

  • 28 Sep 2014
    UNDP and Ministry of Tourism jointly hold bicycle ride to celebrate World Tourism Day

    More than forty participants took part in the event, including senior officials from the Government of Maldives, staff from UNDP and the Ministry of Tourism and members from local NGOs. Guesthouses operating in Hulhumale’ sponsored the bikes which the participants rode, while the Housing Development Corporation (HDC) based in Hulhumale’ and the Maldives Police Service also supported the event.

  • 28 Sep 2014
    UNDP and Government of Maldives sign the new Policy Programme ‘Sustaining inclusive and sustainable growth through building productive capacities’

    UNDP’s new two-year programme will play a catalytic role in helping the Government of Maldives address emerging issues that have been identified as key national priorities. Furthermore, under the programme UNDP will also support in strengthening national capacities of the government. The programme will also support the government’s Youth Entrepreneurship Programme and in addressing youth unemployment.

  • 17 Sep 2014
    Workshop on sharing preliminary findings of the Justice and Legal Sector Baseline Study held

    UNDP Maldives held a national workshop to share the preliminary findings of the Justice and Legal Sector Baseline Study, this Wednesday. The Local Research team from Villa College and Maldives Law Institute, along with the International Team Leader Leigh Toomey presented the findings to the participants of the workshop.

  • 02 Sep 2014
    UNDP initiates prototype-testing phase of its innovative project ‘Make My Island’

    The project, through a web-based application, aimes to connect local communities to their respective local councils to address municipal concerns such as waste management, street lighting and problems regarding erosion. The application will allow members of the community directly report their problems, and by using Google Maps, pinpoint the exact location of the specific problem to the council without the need to physically present themselves at the council secretariat. Members of local communities can either report their issues through a mobile app, or by text messaging and as well as an online reporting system.

  • 18 Jun 2014
    Spatial disparity between the Capital and the Atolls contribute to Human Development Gap, confirms the Maldives Human Development Report 2014

    The Maldives Human Development Report 2014 – Bridging the Divide: Addressing vulnerabilities, Reducing Inequalities – focuses on themes of vulnerability and inequality. The report aims to understand the inequalities and vulnerabilities facing the Maldives, while highlighting on the need for more evidence-based decision making in the country. The report comes after thirteen years since the launch of the First Human Development Report for the country in the year 2001

  • 05 Jun 2014
    UNDP launches documentary on Good Practices in Waste Management

    The documentary, ‘Good Practices on Waste Management’ explores the waste management practices in the islands of Alif Alif atoll Ukulhas, Meemu atoll Dhiggaru and Haa Alif atoll Vashafaru. The video shows the three islands have come up with locally-led solutions in waste management and the successful replication of them in other island communities, most prominently Raa Atoll Ungoofaaru.

  • 26 May 2014
    UNDP & People’s Majlis jointly hold Induction Training for the newly elected members of the eighteenth parliament

    The training was supported under UNDP’s Integrated Governance Programme (IGP), which focuses on building institutional capacities of various national institutes in the Maldives.

  • 18 May 2014
    UN Agencies and Government of Maldives launch the Low Emission Climate Resilient Development Programme (LECReD)

    The LECReD is a three-year joint programme worth US$ 9.2 million aims at responding to the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) Outcome 9: Enhanced capacities at national and local levels to support low carbon life-styles, Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction. The programme is a unique joint-initiative that capitalizes on the comparative strengths of UN Organizations including the UNDP, UNICEF, UNOPS, UNFPA, UN WOMEN, WHO and FAO to ensure smooth implementation.

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