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.
- SAVING SEA TURTLES: WHY CARE? Sea turtles have existed for over 100 million years, yet they are struggling to survive today! Human activity - exploitation for its eggs, meat and shell, entanglement in fishing gear, and marine debris etc. - have placed them in grave danger. There are major ecological effects of sea turtle extinction. They help maintain the health of the sea grass beds and beach vegetation, which protects against loss of marine life and beach erosion. A threat to these ecosystems can make all life vulnerable. This is why initiatives such as the first Sea Turtle Protection & Awareness Festival in the #Maldives, held in #Laamu Atoll, is so promising. It helped reach more than 400 students from all over the atoll, and spread awareness around conserving this endangered and protected species. Shout out to festival organiser Six Senses Laamu, and host, the community of #Laamu #Maavah Island. This was an exciting opportunity for UNDP Maldives and the UNDP #LECReD programme, to provide hands-on support, along with other partners. Our LECReD programme will keep the momentum going, as we conduct a survey of natural resources in Laamu Atoll. The survey will determine the key iconic species that require special management strategies for conservation, among others. “The recent country-wide ban on catching of sea turtles, and collection of turtle eggs - which came to effect on April 1st of this year, is an example of concrete measures to protect sea turtles. Still, much more remains to be done. The Sea Turtle Festival has been a great step to raise community awareness, so that people can care enough to trigger meaningful change. Collective efforts are needed to ensure this magnificent creature continues to grace our world.” – Shoko Noda, UNDP Resident Representative. Laamu Atoll Council Maldives Police Service DHIRAAGU Ocean Dimensions Maldivian Horizon Fisheries Maldives #KadhdhooAirportCompanyLimited #laamuseaturtlefestival Photos: UNDPMaldives/LECReD 2016. Sunday AT 08:11 AM
- Be a part of Miyaheli - the first Social Innovation Camp in the Maldives. Nehtha #SalhiHalleh? Visit and like Miyaheli for more info Sunday AT 06:00 AM
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