UNDP and UN Women initiates the development of a Women's Vision Document
UNDP Maldives in collaboration with UN Women is supporting the development of Women's Vision document that includes the issues, priorities and aspirations for the country of women from all walks of life, across the Maldives.
A total of four consultation meetings had been held, which included women from all walks of life living in Male', and representatives from Women's Development Committees of 33 selected islands. The consultation meetings employed participatory activities to collect and prioritize key issues and aspirations of over 100 women, and these will be compiled into a survey format. The surveys will be conducted by the women leaders in their communities to collect the views of a representative sample of women in selected islands, and will be analyzed to develop the final report.
The Women's Vision document will be used to gauge and lobby for the inclusion of women's priorities in formulating national policy and programmes, and would also contribute towards the formulation of the post MDG development framework. The final document would be launched in 2014 at an event targeting national leaders and policy makers.
- "MAGEY THIMAAVESHI" - Environment Quiz Last chance to take part in this quiz and win exciting prizes. Submit your final answers before 5:00pm on June 1, 2016. INBOX US YOUR ANSWERS! Do you ever wonder why there are such strong efforts being made to conserve mangroves and wetlands? Did you know that Maldivians had a thriving relationship with their mangroves and wetlands back in the day? These ecosystems provide us numerous provisional, regulatory as well as spiritual services. The provisional services rendered by the mangroves might not be very evident in the present day. For instance, we obtained wood for constructing boats and houses as well as firewood from the mangroves. The mangroves were abundant in food sources as well. Milk fish or what is locally known as “beyngu” was farmed and harvested from the mangroves. Furthermore, the propagules or the fruits of the small leafed orange mangrove or “kandoo” trees were consumed as a staple in some parts of the Maldives. However, with modernization these provisional services started becoming distance memories. Nonetheless, the regulatory services which are provided by the mangroves should never be forgotten and is strong justification for conservation of these ecosystems. The regulatory services provided by the mangroves include, prevention of coastal erosion, acting as a water sink during flooding and carbon sequestration. QUESTION 10: This is a flower of a mangrove species found in the Maldives. Can you guess which tree the flower comes from? The final winners will be announced on World Environment Day on June 5th. Quiz open to Maldivian nationals. #mageythimaaveshi #WED2016 12 hours ago
- MEET THE TEAM TUESDAY AIMON LATHEEF (PIKO) “Message to Youth: GET INVOLVED” Meet Piko. He’s our Consultant Youth Advocate for Miyaheli - the first ever Social Innovation Camp in the Maldives. “My name is Aimon, but everyone calls me Piko. I am a volunteer, a diver, a musician, an environmental student and a chocolate enthusiast among other things. Working towards bringing about a positive change is what I am probably most passionate about. Being able to work with YOUNG PEOPLE, towards facilitating this, is a dream come true. I have been fortunate enough to meet a number of enthusiastic young people from all over the country, with the best of ideas to transform their communities, though my work on the UNDP-supported Miyaheli Social Innovation Camp, and I could not be more ecstatic. Working for the UN has certainly been one of the most eye opening experiences of my life and the people I’ve had to work with have been nothing short of amazing. I feel like a lot of good things are on the way, and the youth of this country are the way to go! If I may use this opportunity to get a message across to the youth, it would be this: GET INVOLVED! Don't wait for opportunities, but make the opportunities happen! Ask a lot of questions and be genuine. Be the change you want to see! ;)” 17 hours ago
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