Training workshop on Energy Efficiency Badge Leaders Guide was conducted for the leaders of Maldives Girls Guide Association (MGGA) and The Scout Association of Maldives (SAM) at Champa Central Hotel, on 1st July 2018. The workshop was carried out by the consultant who developed and compiled the Energy Efficiency Badge Leaders Guide. A total of 36 participants from both associations participated at the workshop.
The workshop was carried out under the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Signed between the Ministry, MGGA, and SAM on learning and creating awareness on climate change and energy efficiency issues. Under the MOU, Ministry is developing a proficiency badge focusing on climate change and energy efficiency for all age groups of Girl Guides and Scouts of Maldives. Activities with relevant background information are included in the leaders guide, thus helping the leaders to guide and assist the members.
The outreach of the activity is estimated to be more than 10,000 members of Girl Guides and Scouts and it would have a ripple effect in passing the knowledge from the Girl Guides and Scouts to the community.
The activity is carried out under the project Strengthening Low Carbon Energy Island Strategies (LCEI) Project. LCEI project aims to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through energy efficiency in the building sector. It is designed with a goal of market transformation for energy efficient technologies in buildings and the built environment in the Maldives; and promotion of energy efficiency investments in buildings.
LCEI Project is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and executed by the Ministry with implementation support from UN Environment.