Maldives

Country Programme Snapshot

Start Date 2009
# of Projects 52
Total Grant Amount US$ 1,681,452
Total cash Co-Financing US$ 295,126
Total In-Kind Co-Financing US$ 457,508

Country Portfolio by Area of Work

Biodiversity
Chemicals
Climate Change Mitigation
Community Based Adaptation
International Waters
Land Degradation
Country Impact

Implementing projects in the environmental domain:

  • Initiate data base and inventory of sea turtle populations in Gaafu Alif atoll

  • Low-cost solution to protecting shore-lines against erosion

  • Climate change related projects contribute to national carbon neutral policy

  • Reduce dependency on fossil fuels

  • Training of trainers (hydroponics, home gardening, solar energy, mangrove restoration, turtle conservation, climate change) for wider impact and outreach

  • Communication and awareness raising for a more informed and conscious population

  • SGP modality suited for the geographically dispersed archipelago and under the recent decentralised, local governance structure

Awards
2015 - Zayed Future Energy Prize

SGP grantee partner Volunteers for social harmony and improvement (VESHI) is the recepient of this Award.

Volunteers for social harmony and improvement (VESHI) has implemented the GEF SGP funded project MDV/SGP/OP5/Y1/CORE/MF/12/05