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A Dance of Hope

The sweat flows in a steady trickle down Hathim Ahmed’s face. His heart is thumping and his hands are throbbing, but he keeps on beating on the drum, his head bobbing in tune with the song. As the performance reaches its crescendo, Hathim increases his tempo, and sees the dancers gyrate their bodiemore


Auto-pot farming: a revolutionary technique

“I was sceptical at first. I did not believe that farming could be done in a greenhouse, with creeper plants such as sweet melon grown vertically on a rope,” explains Mohamed ‘Waddey’ Waheed, 43, of Seenu Atoll Meedhoo. Waddey is a beneficiary of the auto-pot farm established under UNDP’s Support tomore


Eco-tourism, an exciting new venture for remote islands

The Maldives, an island nation in the Indian Ocean, attracts over 900,000 tourists annually from all over the world. However, tourism activities are confined to ‘resort’ islands, and the participation of Maldivian communities in tourism activities – the economic backbone of the country – is limited.more

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