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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
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
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 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.
28 Sep 2014
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.
17 Sep 2014
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
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
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.
29 Apr 2014
UNDP Maldives and the Attorney General’s Office hold first high level stakeholder meeting on the roll-out of the Maldives’ new Penal Code
The first high-level stakeholder meeting on the roll-out of the Maldives’ new Penal Code organized by UNDP Maldives and the Attorney General’s Office was held yesterday. The meeting was well attended by senior officials including the Chief Justice, justices of the Supreme Court of Maldives, Judges from the High Court of Maldives, the Attorney General, the Minister of Home Affairs, senior officials from the Maldives Police Service and members of Independent Institutions including the Human Rights Commission of the Maldives (HRCM) and the Anti-Corruption Commission of the Maldives.
- 17 Mar 2014
13 Mar 2014
Third Women’s Leadership Program held for female candidates contesting in the upcoming 2014 Parliamentary Elections
The WLP is jointly carried out by the UNDP along with local NGO Democracy House. Participants of the workshop are given extensive training and knowledge on skills such as leadership, public speaking and campaigning. Knowledge sessions have also been incorporated into the workshop that provides comprehensive information on the constitution as well as certain key legislation.
27 Feb 2014
With More than a decade since the Government of Maldives published its first National Human Development Report (NHDR), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) welcomes the holding of the Final Consultation Workshop on the Maldives’ second NHDR – which marks a significant step in the efforts of the country to rejoin the global network of NHDRs after a fourteen year break.
15 Feb 2014
Mr. Haoliang Xu, the UNDP’s United Nations Assistant Secretary-General, Chair, United Nations Development Group Asia-Pacific and UNDP Assistant Administrator & Director, Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific visited the Maldives from 13 - 14 February 2014.
13 Jan 2014
The Small Island Developing States - Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change Programme- Call for Concept Notes
UNDP Maldives calls for interested parties to submit concept papers for the Small Island Developing States Community-Based Adaptation programme (SIDS CBA) grants.
22 Dec 2013
UNDP'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.
22 Dec 2013
Following the workshop, the trained facilitators are able to deliver similar trainings to island councillors.
21 Dec 2013
Groundbreaking ceremony held for the Integrated Water Resources Management project in Mahibadhoo Island
The 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 Maldives is looking for a competent Maldivian for the position of Policy Analyst. The deadline to apply is 13 November 2014. The UNDP Maldives’ Policy and Inclusive Growth programme ‘Sustaining inclusive and sustainable growth through building productive capacities’, aims to strengthen the CO capacity to provide high quality research and evidence-based policy advice to the Government of Maldives, and respond to emerging and complex development challenges of the country with its relatively recent graduation to a Middle Income Country status. In this regard, the UNDP CO is seeking a Policy Analyst to lead the Policy and Inclusive Growth Programme, Sustaining inclusive and sustainable growth through building productive capacities. Under the direct supervision of the UNDP CO Resident Representative, the Policy Analyst will lead the Policy and Inclusive Growth programme, leading the research and policy analysis work on priority development issues for the country. For more details and to apply please visit http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=51108 8 hours ago
- UNDP Maldives is looking for a Local Consultancy Firm to conduct a Stakeholder Survey in Laamu Atoll on Low Emission and Climate Resilient Development (LECReD), including Disaster Risk Management (DRM) and, preparation of a Communications and Stakeholder Engagement Strategy (CSES). Read the link for additional details: http://www.mv.undp.org/content/maldives/en/home/operations/procurement/CSESforLECReD/ 8 hours ago
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