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USAID Partners with Maldives to Protect Marine Life
April 10, 2017

On April 8, hundreds of students and families from seven North Ari Atoll islands joined Maldivian and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) officials to celebrate the Moodhu Maa-Kan’du marine festival on Rasdhoo Island.  The event is part of a U.S.-funded project to strengthen the management of the coral reef ecosystem in the Maldives.

Reed Aeshliman, Acting USAID Mission Director was joined at the launch ceremony for a new water management system by Honorable T
December 19, 2016

The Embassy of the United States of America launched the construction of a new water management system last week in Hinnavaru, Lhaviyani Atoll. When completed, the system will help ensure safe and high-quality drinking water for 4,700 local islanders.

November 1, 2016

Maldives is an archipelago of 1,200 coral islands grouped in 26 atolls in the Indian Ocean. With its highest point only eight feet above sea level, it is one of the world’s most vulnerable countries to global climate change. Located along major international shipping routes, a peaceful and resilient Maldives is critical to maritime security and regional stability.

USAID programs address climate-related impacts such as rising sea levels, increasing shortages of potable water and droughts.

Team Rasdhoo demonstrates their recycled invention
August 10, 2015

On August 8, Hundreds of North Ari Atoll students, teachers, parents and local residents celebrated the Marine Festival “Moodhu Maa-Kan’du Fest 2015” on Ukulhas Island, North Ari Atoll. They were joined by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and senior Maldivian officials.

U.S. Ambassador  joined Maldivian State Ministers, USAID Mission Director and REGENERATE Program Manager in cleaning up the beac
September 23, 2014

U.S. Ambassador to Maldives Michele J. Sison joined Mohammed Ibrahim, Maldivian State Minister for Environment and Energy, and Zaha Waheed, State Minister for Fisheries and Agriculture, and hundreds of North Ari Atoll environment and beach lovers to celebrate the Marine Festival “Moodhu Maa-Kan’du Fest 2014” on September 20 in North Ari Atoll, Mathiveri Island. The event raised awareness about climate change challenges and provided hands-on training to learn about protecting marine life.