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.
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 futureSep 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/CBOsSep 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.
- MEET THE TEAM TUESDAY “Care enough to make it right!” Mohamed Izman Suhail Intern – Low Emission Climate Resilient Development (LECReD) Programme "I was fresh out of high school in Male’, when as a United World Colleges (UWC) scholar, I had the opportunity to live with students from more than 90 different countries at boarding school in Norway. This was an eye-opening experience for me, as I got to participate in experiential learning activities like organizing First Aid training camps, managing Leirskule (Norwegian Primary School) events, and hosting cultural learning evenings. I enjoyed meeting new people and learning about things I have only seen on TV or read in books or heard from relatives who had travelled to distant places. One thing that surprised me after two years abroad, was how little I knew about my own country. I tried to educate myself about the place I call home from books and articles online. But I still felt something was missing. Seeing how beneficial the experiential learning activities were for me in Norway, I figured I would be able to learn more about home by being more involved while in my country itself. This is what first made me interested in interning with UNDP Maldives – the development arm of the UN. The programme I am interning under focuses on climate resilient development. I have been studying development-related courses for a while now, but I was eager to experience development work firsthand: I wanted to see the work that was being done to better the lives of this generation without compromising the next. One of the most interesting and rewarding components of the internship would be the field trip to Laamu Atoll. During this field trip, we visited 10 islands in the atoll, and monitored development project sites assisted by my programme – ranging from installation of rainwater harvesting tanks to setting up of waste management centers in the islands. Almost all the projects were initiatives taken by the communities themselves, meaning that these projects are very likely to last a long time since it is the communities that are looking after them. I was also able to see mangrove ecosystems and visit heritage sites in Laamu. This experience within my own country has made me realize all that our island nation has to offer. Would I intern at UNDP or another UN organization in the future? If given the opportunity, definitely. Did I learn about everything I wanted to? Not nearly enough but a lot more than I had hoped for. If my internship taught me anything it’s that while it is important to identify problems in the world, it is even more important to come up with ways to solve them. If you care about what is wrong with the world, then you should care enough to make it right." 26 July AT 11:36 AM
- Happy Independence Day from all of us here at UNDP Maldives. 26 July AT 05:07 AM
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