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.
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.
Training workshop for civil society focused on leadership development concludesOct 29, 2013The first in a series of workshops targeting capacity building of civil society organisations in the Maldives concluded today. The workshop was held as part of the one-year capacity development programme for the local civil society sector, organized by the Integrated Governance Programme (IGP) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), with support from the US Department of State.
Maldives hosts the Social Good SummitSep 24, 2013UNDP closed the Maldives Meetup of the 2013 Social Good Summit with the theme of "“Equality through Access to Information – Democracy in 2030”, engaging panellists in a discussion centred around the link between technology and equality, and how access to information using technological means is crucial to drive political, social and economic forces within the Maldivian society.
UNDP launches Regional Report: ‘Leveraging Change for Better Lives’Sep 11, 2013The report covers the results achieved in the 36 countries and territories in the Asia and Pacific region where UNDP works. It is the first time UNDP presents such a comprehensive report on programmatic results in Asia and the Pacific.
New Director for UNDP's Regional Bureau for Asia and the PacificSep 3, 2013Mr. Haoliang Xu assumes his role as the new Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on 3 September 2013.
Government and UNDP sign project to address disaster risk management In the MaldivesJul 28, 2013The project is a capacity development initiative for disaster risk reduction and management. It is geared towards helping the Government of Maldives to strengthen its disaster risk reduction and management capacity, enhance national and local preparedness and reduce risks, and achieve its global commitment to the Hyogo Framework for Action and the Millennium Development Goals.
- "MAGEY THIMAAVESHI" - Environment Quiz INBOX US YOUR ANSWERS TO WIN PRIZES! Rihaakuru (fish paste) is a staple in the average Maldivian diet. Did you know that 36 litres of rihaakuru is produced by burning one fully grown coconut palm and wood of a fully grown tree continuously for 12 to 14 hours (These fully grown trees can be either Funa (Alexander Laurell wood plant), Dhigga (sea hibiscus), Hirundhu (portia tree) or Uni (Nit Pitcha)). In order to reduce loss of biodiversity from wood fuel use for rihaakuru and to minimize pollution, an NGO from Thaa Atoll - Hirilandhoo Zuvaanunge Jamiyya introduced a special type of machine which uses electrical energy (that could be obtained in the form of solar energy). This machine is also expected to reduce work load, and detrimental health effects that can result from exposure to smoke and long hours of extreme heat. This idea is implemented as a part of a small grant project by Global Environmental Facility’s Small Programme (GEF SGP) in the Maldives. GEF SGP was established in the year of the Rio Earth Summit. By providing financial and technical support around the world to projects that conserve and restore the environment while enhancing people's well-being and livelihoods, GEF SGP demonstrates that community action can maintain the fine balance between human needs and environmental imperatives. GEF SGP Maldives though established years later in 2010, has contributed close to USD 2 million (MVR 28 million) of grant assistance to 54 community-led projects in various parts of the country. Q8: In which year was the Global Environmental Facilities Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP) established? --- We apologise for the one day delay in getting Question 8 out. Attempt all 10 questions to participate. Question 1 can be found at https://www.facebook.com/UNDPMaldives/photos/a.398304359474.181092.123947019474/10153852742829475/?type=3&theater Question 2 can be found at https://www.facebook.com/UNDPMaldives/photos/a.398304359474.181092.123947019474/10153859207079475/?type=3&theater Question 3 can be found at https://www.facebook.com/UNDPMaldives/photos/a.398304359474.181092.123947019474/10153866242479475/?type=3&theater Question 4 can be found at https://www.facebook.com/UNDPMaldives/photos/a.398304359474.181092.123947019474/10153872274379475/?type=3&theater Question 5 can be found at https://www.facebook.com/UNDPMaldives/photos/a.398304359474.181092.123947019474/10153879296059475/?type=3&theater Question 6 can be found at https://www.facebook.com/UNDPMaldives/photos/pcb.10153885596749475/10153885591919475/?type=3&theater Question 7 can be found at https://www.facebook.com/UNDPMaldives/photos/pcb.10153892226934475/10153892225569475/?type=3&theater 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 9 on May 29th! #mageythumaaveshi #WED2016 #GEFSGP Global Environment Facility GEF Small Grants Programme Maldives 21 hours ago
- Over a 100 exciting 'salhi' ideas received for Miyaheli. Here's the judges panel, who had their work cut out for them to select the best five out of these! #socialinnovationcamp Thursday AT 12:21 AM
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