First Board Meeting of Integrated Governance Programme III

July 3, 2022

The first Board Meeting of the Integrated Governance Programme (IGP) III, was an opportunity to emphasize that integrating investment and commitment from the state and development partners on governance related priorities is the direction that UNDP would like to move forward in.

The meeting saw remarks and comments from the Board, who also shared reflections on the evaluations of IGP II and provided insights on key takeways and learnings from the past.  

UNDP Maldives Resident Representative Enrico Gaveglia noted the opportunity with the IGP III and existing Board to move forward with aligned interests. He thanked Board members for their continued partnership and recognized their added value to the program. The Resident Representative closed the meeting acknowledging the IGPIII drive for better coordination and highlighting how implementing activities that are new and innovative would move our institutions in a new direction.

The IGP III Board is chaired by UNDP, with co-chairs being Attorney General’s Office, Ministry of Gender, Family and Social Services, and Local Government Authority. The Board is also represented by the President’s Office, Department of Judicial Administration, Judicial Services Commission, Supreme Court of Maldives, National Counter Terrorism Centre, Peoples Majlis, Transparency Maldives, Maldives Association of Persons with Disabilities. New Member of the Board include Government of Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Government of United Kingdom, with Government of Japan and EU representatives as observing members.