UNDP: FASTEST POPULATION SHIFT IN HISTORY MEANS MAKE OR BREAK FOR ASIA-PACIFICApr 25, 2016Demographic change in Asia and the Pacific is happening at a rate the world has never seen. An explosion in the working age population and a fall in birth rates that took a century in Europe are happening here in just 30 years.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- MEET THE TEAM TUESDAY MIZY MUSTHAFA "From Pastries to Development Work" Meet Mizy. She's our Programme Assistant for the Tourism Adaptation Project - Small Grants Programme. "Working for the UN was on my career bucket list. So was working for the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. Getting to work for both by the age of 22 was nothing short of amazing! It seemed indecisive at the time, not knowing for sure which interests to pursue. Today, I’m thankful for the experiences I have had – be it starting work in the fitness industry at 16, interning in a patisserie while studying for my culinary arts degree, working for NGOs fighting for feminism or volunteering to raise awareness about congenital heart diseases. The common denominator for all of this has been getting to serve people and contributing to make communities better. That is where my true passion lies. Being homeschooled for a few years allowed me to explore various subjects. As such, studying English literature has been one of the most rewarding experiences ever. It has taken me places and introduced to me to people who have me wide-eyed and curious. I fall in love over and over again with the works of writers like Maya Angelou or John Keats. (It goes without saying that, yes, I am a Potterhead!) Our oceans’ conservation, gender parity, great reads, good chocolate, body image positivity, sustainable development – these are a few of my favourite things!" 19 hours ago
- "MAGEY THIMAAVESHI" - Environment Quiz Meet the cute black-naped terns hatchlings of N. Bomasdhoo Black-naped terns (Dhivehi: Kirudhooni), are one of the 70 protected species of bird in the Maldives. These birds are protected under the Environmental Protection and Preservation Act, (4/93). Likewise, there are many marine animals such as sea turtles, whale sharks and manta rays that are protected in the Maldives. Have you ever wondered why such strong efforts are being made to conserve these species? Do you ever wonder if there are any benefits of conserving these species beyond helping these species going extinct? Well here is the catch! In addition to conserving biodiversity, the protection of these species are also based on solid economic and social grounds. This is especially true for a country like Maldives where its unique environment is the bedrock of our economy. For instance, fisheries and tourism, our two largest industries, are heavily dependent on a healthy and diverse marine ecosystem. Together, these two industries provide three quarters of our jobs, 98% of our exports and two thirds of our foreign exchange earnings. Moreover, healthy coral reefs help protect our islands from natural disasters and guard against the adverse effects of climate change. Do you see the link between conservation of biodiversity and our very own existence and economic sectors now? Can you guess the contribution of biodiversity based sectors to our Gross Domestic Product or GDP? A. Between 20% and 40% B. Between 50% and 70% C. Between 80% and 90% Watch the following video message from Shoko Noda, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative for more information on the topic. https://vimeo.com/167584838 INBOX US YOUR ANSWERS TO WIN PRIZES! Attempt all 10 questions to participate. Keep watching this space for the questions that will be featured throughout the month of May. Inbox your answers to UNDP Maldives. Those with the most correct answers stand a chance to win exciting prizes!! Our winner selection process will be a transparent one, details of which will be made public. Winners will be contacted via their Facebook accounts. Participants are responsible for monitoring their accounts for communications related to this quiz. The final winners will be announced on World Environment Day on June 5th. Quiz open to Maldivian nationals. Question 8 on May 26th! #mageythumaaveshi #WED2016 #BiodiversityConservation #IBD Yesterday AT 03:58 AM
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