Attorney General’s Office and UNDP launch the Legal and Justice Sector Baseline StudyAug 27, 2015The Legal and Justice Sector Baseline Study is the first of its kind in the Maldives which will create the foundation regarding the state of an evidence based approach to access to justice in the Maldives. The Study provides a clear picture of the state of the legal and justice sector including how the major justice sector agencies are performing, how people resolve legal disputes and the challenges they face in doing so across both formal and informal justice systems.
UNDP-MFF holds a solid waste management workshop for key island communities of Gaafu Alifu and Gaafu Dhaalu AtollsAug 25, 2015Technical experts from the Ministry of Environment, the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) and Ukulhas council shared strategies and knowledge based on best-practices and demonstrated the success of Ukulhas, as an island community, in adopting its environment-friendly waste management system.
UNDP Maldives launch targeted Social Media campaign for upcoming International Youth Day 2015Aug 9, 2015To mark IYD 2015, UNDP Maldives has launched a targeted social media campaign under the theme of “Youth Civic Engagement”. This campaign encourages young people to voice their hopes, thoughts and opinions on being an active citizen – by means of photographs and short video clips. Selected submissions will be featured on UNDP online and print material while the winning submission; one that gathers the most number of likes and generates the most substantial message; will be given the opportunity to join the team of UNDP Maldives in field work.
Developing the local councillors orientation curriculumDec 22, 2013UNDP's Integrated Governance Programme and partners, by developing the full modules identified in the Local Councillor's orientation curriculum, has ensured that a complete set of the following 10 modules will be included in the curriculum and will be accredited at Certificate 1 level by the Maldivian Qualification Authority.
SOPs for Women's Development Committees and Local CouncilsDec 22, 2013Following the workshop, the trained facilitators are able to deliver similar trainings to island councillors.
Groundbreaking ceremony held for the Integrated Water Resources Management project in Mahibadhoo IslandDec 21, 2013The groundbreaking ceremony for the Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) project that was held in Mahibadhoo Island this Saturday was a definitive step towards making the people of Mahibadhoo more resilient to the effects of climate change.
UNDP supports development of future leaders through the Youth Leadership ProgrammeDec 15, 2013UNDP supported Democracy House, a local NGO to train 40 young leaders (half of them female) from 17 atolls in the Maldives through an intensive three weeks programme from 25th November to 15th December, 2013.
Consultations to develop the “Women’s Vision for the Future” documentDec 12, 2013UNDP, under its Integrated Governance Programme (IGP) supported in hosting a series of consultations aimed at developing the “Women’s Vision for the Future” document, which included discussion of concerns, issues and recommendations towards the development of communities from the perspective of women.
Media training on ethical reporting on conflict sensitive topics and situationsNov 26, 2013To address the polarization of media sector heightened by the period before the presidential elections, UNDP supported on the job training and coaching of journalists and teamed up with an NGO to to conduct a dialogue between media organizations on the role of media during elections. A Journalism Bootcamp on developmental reporting was also conducted.
Training workshop for civil society focused on leadership development concludesOct 29, 2013The first in a series of workshops targeting capacity building of civil society organisations in the Maldives concluded today. The workshop was held as part of the one-year capacity development programme for the local civil society sector, organized by the Integrated Governance Programme (IGP) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), with support from the US Department of State.
- Within the margins of the UN General Assembly this September, the Maldivian delegation which included the Minister of Foreign Affairs Ms. Dhunya Maumoon and Minister of Environment and Energy Honorable Mr. Thorig Ibrahim met with UNDP Administrator Helen Clark. During this meeting, UNDP administrator appreciated the strong partnership between UNDP and the government of Maldives and welcomed the new United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) that was recently adopted. UNDP’s new Country Programme (2015 – 2020) for the Maldives was also approved by UNDP Executive Board in September this year. The Administrator reflected on UNDP’s efforts to seek more innovative and flexible ways of expanding its programmes carried out in different countries and reassured the Maldivian delegation of its commitment to the development of Maldives. The Minister of Foreign Affairs also appreciated the support provided by UNDP as a development partner and noted that the organizations presence is “beyond symbolic”. The Maldivian delegation assured the Administrator that UNDP can count on the government as an equal partner and further discussed on ways how UNDP and government could jointly work in mobilizing resources for development programmes and projects of UNDP implemented in the Maldives. Tuesday AT 12:29 AM
- UNDP Maldives and the Ministry of Law and Gender have today held the preliminary validation workshop to present the National Gender Policy. The National Gender Policy envisions a society where women and men have equal roles and responsibilities in the economic, political and social development of the country, and in which all individuals are able to achieve their full potential and realize their human rights. One of the key initiatives of the Policy was the Maldives Gender Equality Model which aims to promote and acknowledge institutions that has taken exceptional initiates to roll out the four outcomes identified in the Gender Policy The workshop was attended by the Attorney General, UNDP Resident Representative, Policy makers and other key stakeholders. 04 October AT 07:36 AM
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