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.
- MEET THE TEAM TUESDAY “I am inspired by the work done by communities” AHMED HAMDHAN Project Coordinator, Rule of Law and Access to Justice - Integrated Governance Programme I have always been passionate about development work, despite my skepticism for certain approaches by international organizations in developing countries. It was only natural therefore that when I joined UNDP nine months ago, I did so being cynical of the role of UNDP and the impact of its programmes in the Maldives. However, as I leave UNDP at the end of this month, I am more than ever convinced of the crucial role that UNDP plays in making a difference in people’s lives. I am especially encouraged by the work the agency does in seeking localized solutions to development issues through new and innovative approaches. Governance is and have always been my passion, and my main area of work. Since joining UNDP, I have also developed a new found interest in the environment. I was inspired by the work done by the local community of Noonu Kudafari, especially their work on waste management. I am from the island of Kendhoo in Baa Atoll, and as in other islands of the Maldives, waste management has always been a major issue in my local community. Kendhoo already had a composting facility which remained unused, and the Council was very positive about starting composting waste on the island. I came to know that they just needed the technical know-how and the motivation to initiate this work. So myself and my colleague Adam Abdulla who works in UNDP’s Environment Unit, travelled to Kendhoo one weekend, and were able to help the Council start composting work. Since then, we have traveled several times to monitor the progress of the composting facility on my island. There’s still more work to be done, and I look forward to continuing the work we have started in this area. We did this not as part of our official duties, but because we found a shared passion in helping to bring about positive changes within our communities, and I can honestly say that this is true for all the staff working at UNDP Maldives. My regular job is as a Project Coordinator for the Integrated Governance Programme of UNDP Maldives, and I am responsible for the design and implementation of activities related to enhancing access to justice and protection of human rights in the Maldives. Before joining UNDP, I worked at the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), focused on electoral reforms in the Maldives. Tuesday AT 07:11 AM
- We are helping Maldivian communities establish good waste management practices in the islands. Low Emission and Climate Resilient Development - LECRD Project. L.Maamendhoo Council Monday AT 09:56 AM
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