Remarks by UNDP Resident Representative, Tony Lisle - Maldives 4th MDG Report, Closure WorkshopSep 12, 2013It is important for this MDGR to be utilized as a tool for advocacy and creating awareness on key developmental challenges facing the Maldives, especially in an opportune time when the country will be moving forward with the post 2015 developmental agenda and long-term development planning.
Remarks by UNDP Resident Representative, Tony Lisle Building Partnerships for Climate Change Adaptation ForumJun 27, 2013In increasing the resilience of the Maldivian tourism industry, each one of us has a role to play. Government agencies, NGOs, associations and the private sector, we all have to work together and share information so that we become better partners in our efforts to make the Maldivian tourism industry resilient to the effects of climate change. It is a challenging task before us, but I believe, with strong partnerships, we can make small but important incremental steps towards achieving a Maldives that is more resilient to climate change.
Remarks by UNDP Resident Representative, Tony Lisle - Launch of the Human Development Report 2013 in the MaldivesMay 12, 2013Maldives has achieved significant economic growth over the past decade, confirmed by its graduation to a Middle Income Country in January 2011. However, the country continues to face a number of risks and vulnerabilities, including effects of climate change and the global financial crisis. It is also experiencing democratic transition characterized by separation of powers, creation of independent bodies, the establishment of a legal grounding for a party political system, and rolling-out of decentralized governance.
- "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 Yesterday AT 01:48 PM
- 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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