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.
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.
World Tourism Day looks at tourism’s role in water access, and a sustainable water future Sep 27, 2013Through the Tourism Adaptation Project – TAP, supported by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), UNDP is helping the Maldivian tourism sector recognize that it can and should act as a catalyst to promote water conservation.
GEF Small Grants Programme - Call for Project Concept Notes from NGOs/CBOs Sep 16, 2013Call for Project Concept Notes from NGOs/CBOs The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP)
On the occasion of the International Day of Democracy: Making Democracy Work for the MaldivesSep 15, 2013We have seen in the last few days signs of progress in the democratic agenda, not only from the high level of participation in the election, but also in the fact that despite challenges and diverging views, people are making efforts to utilize the democratic system in moving forward. It is evidence that political and community leaders, and civil society actors are working together to strengthen confidence in democracy and institution.
UNDP announces the launch of the Civil Society Capacity Development ProgrammeSep 12, 2013The aim of the programme is to enhance organizational capacity of civil society organizations for their effective participation in democracy and enhance their contributions in promoting development.
Strengthening elections securityAug 1, 2013Assistance was provided to strengthen elections security through community policing and training of front line police officers in human rights, election security and gender sensitivity.
- 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. Yesterday 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. Sunday AT 07:36 AM
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