UNDP Maldives

UNDP Maldives

Youth – Leaders of Tomorrow

For a nation, the value of its natural and cultural heritage goes beyond just the geography or physical spaces but is a representation of the stories that have travelled through generations. It is closely knitted with the nation’s history, tradition and identity thereby making efforts to preserve the natural and […]

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Saving Maldives’ Reefs, Coral by Coral  

Passionate groups come together to breathe life back into our reefs in peril.  This article first appeared in our print Issue No. 7. The deep oceans that surrounds the tiny Maldivian islands are filled with colourful marine life and vibrant coral reefs, and enjoys some of the richest marine biodiversity […]

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Beating plastic pollution in paradise by UNDP Maldives

For World Environment Day, UNDP’s Ahmed Shifaz writes about how plastic is drowning the ocean and beaches of Maldives and what we can do about it. INDIVIDUAL ACTION, COLLECTIVE RESULT It’s amazing how accustomed we have gotten to the sight of our beaches covered in plastic trash. It’s as if […]

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For life on land, protecting life below water

Squeezed in a subway in Tokyo one morning in 1992, I wondered how many fellow commuters had seen the magnificence of underwater life. The previous day I had my first diving experience. I felt humbled witnessing the magic in the water, and knowing that human beings occupied only 30 percent […]

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Bridging Development Needs and Private Businesses

I thought I was dreaming! The Private sector was interested in our work?! Development work?! I looked around the table, my colleagues and I were all wearing the same expression. We looked shocked. Ahmed Yaamin from UNDP Maldives writes. Our project manager had just told us that Soneva Fushi, one […]