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How is our changing lifestyles contributing to the escalating waste issue?
Find out in this story from Hussain Firushan, who with his team at Hoandedhoo Island Development Society - HIDS and Nadella Island Development Society(NIDS), is working on addressing the waste issue in the islands of Nadella and Hoandedhoo.
Here's your chance to tap into your creative side while, at the same time, experiencing the beautiful mangroves up-close. We're looking for:
A local consultant to develop photo stories on the 'Mangroves For the Future' Grant Projects (Deadline 24 Jan 2018)
Mangroves as ecotourism sites! Nadella Island Development Society(NIDS) and Hoandedhoo Island Development Society - HIDS are about to begin the ground work to develop designated wetland areas of their islands as ecotourism sites. Both these NGOs are working with IDEAS - Island Development and Environmental Awareness Society who won a Mangroves for the Future (MFF) Small Grant to undertake this initiative.
The partners are seeking to make footpaths and information boards along with viewing platforms of the island mangroves, to promote appreciation of these important ecosystems. These mangroves offers services such as flood water control and regulation and replenishment of ground water.
With over 160 geographically dispersed inhabited islands, sea transport plays an important role in the lives of every individual in the Maldives.
Little changes we make to the transport service can ensure that every person living in these islands are able to travel effectively from one island to another....
Don't miss these great opportunities! We're looking for:
A local consultant to develop photo stories on the 'Mangroves For the Future' Grant Projects (Deadline 14 Jan 2018)
Logistics and Organisational Support Consultant for the Civic Education Project (DEADLINE EXTENDED to 14 Jan 2018)
Thirteen years since the tsunami of 2004.. How prepared are we for a similar disaster?
Lying barely one metre above sea level and having no higher ground or inland to run to, tsunami response in the Maldives is unlike anywhere else.
This year, with support from the Government of Japan, we have initiated assisting schools in the Maldives to assess tsunami risks, develop emergency evacuation plans and conduct safety drills....
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Our Mangroves for the Future grantee, IDEAS - Island Development and Environmental Awareness Society is finalizing the GIS maps developed for G. Dh Hoandedhoo and Nadella as part of the ongoing small grant project. These maps will include information about the mangrove ecosystem in these islands gathered through several surveys such as the biodiversity and other features of the mangroves and the islands. Along with the GIS maps, land use plans of the islands are also being updated. In addition to enhancing the appreciation of the mangroves, IDEAS is also working on collecting information and dissemination to promote better planning and management. The GIS maps and land use plans are an important addition to this endeavor.
Yesterday our Mangroves for the Future - Maldives (MFF) grantee, Hoandedhoo Island Development Society - HIDS completed the willingness to pay surveys for waste in Nadella. HIDS along with Nadella Island Development Society(NIDS) and Secretariat Of the Nadella Council is working on introducing a holistic waste management system in the island. The willingness to pay survey and information gathered will help in deciding a fee to be charged from the households in the user pay system that will be established to collect waste from the door steps and for managing it at the center through composting and sale of recyclables. The project is being implemented by HIDS through an MFF small grant and shows what can be achieved when CSOs take lead in addressing challenges with island development.
Families are the fundamental unit of society and issues such as domestic violence disrupt families and communities. The effects of domestic violence is detrimental to families and the society as a whole. The repercussions are felt for many years. Statistics show that domestic violence is a prevalent issue in the Maldives and women, children and elderly people often fall victim to it.
Last week, we concluded the ‘Training of Trainers’ on ‘Combating Domestic Violence’ in partn...ership with Family Protection Authority. The primary focus of the training was to enhance service providers’ interactions with survivors, enabling them to provide proper and efficient aid to the survivors of domestic violence. UNDP has been working with FPA and other stakeholders to strengthen the implementation of the Domestic Violence Act since 2012. Increasing awareness to prevent these acts of violence and ensuring quality and effective services are provided to survivors of domestic violence is crucial.
There is a significantly high number of people with disabilities in the Maldives. Let’s make protecting their rights our responsibility!
Stay tuned to learn more about “Be Smart, Be Inclusive” campaign as we will be releasing new videos every other Sunday.
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GEF SGP Maldives has recently concluded a 5 day Capacity Development Workshop for the shortlisted NGOs responding to its call for concepts in September 2017. A ...total of 29 NGO’s from 15 different atolls were shortlisted under Operational Phase 6. The workshop focused on assisting the proponents develop full proposals based on their concept notes, and included sessions on project management and one on one sessions with technical experts. Global Environment Facility GEF Small Grants Programme UNDP MaldivesUnited Nations in Maldives
Last year UNDP Maldives launched its first ever Private Sector Partnership Platform – ‘Make My Island’ to connect local communities with the private sector.Building new networks, that would lead to local solutions for local problems.
This past year has been an incredible journey for us and our partners. The project which started out as just an idea (on a notepad) has flourished in to a successful collaboration with multiple private sector partners, who are very committed tow...ards sustainable development
This week we are celebrating the very first anniversary of the “Make My Island” journey with our partners. Take a look at what we can achieve when we work together.
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