Project

Strengthening Low-Carbon Energy Island Strategies

01 Jan 2015
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Implementing a monitoring and assessment system; Increase investments in building related energy efficiency; Capacity building to support investment; Development and implementation of policies and regulations for energy efficiency buildings

Project Timeline

05 Jul 2017

Assessment of Energy Efficiency Consideration by Financiers

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed on 5th July 2017 between the Ministry of Environment and Energy and the The Maldives National University for the “Assessment of energy efficiency consideration by financiers”. Minister of Environment and Energy Mr. Thoriq Ibrahim signed the MOU on behalf of the Ministry and the Chancellor Dr. Mohamed Latheef signed the MOU on behalf of the University. The objective of the MOU is to assess the considerations given for energy efficiency when providing finance by financial institutions of the Maldives and identify gaps to be addressed in financing energy efficiency initiatives.

22 May 2017

Research on Consumer Behavior and Preferences Regarding Energy Efficiency in Households

Stakeholder Dissemination session of "Research on Consumer Behavior and Preference Regarding Energy Efficiency in Households" conducted on 22nd May2017. The dissemination session was inaugurated by Minister of State for Environment and Energy Mr.Abdul Matheen Mohamed. The findings of the research was presented by consultant Riyan Private Limited. The research was conducted by collecting information from 1894 households from 6 different locations of the Maldives. This includes, Hdh. Kulhudhuffushi, Adh. Dhidhoo, GA. Nilandhoo, K. Maafushi, Greater Male’ Area and Addu Atoll main stretch (Feydhoo, Maradhoo, Maradhoo-feydhoo and Hithadhoo)

30 Apr 2017

Awareness Workshop on Energy Efficiency held at Raa Atoll School

An awareness workshop on energy efficiency was held in Raa Atoll School, R. Dhuvaafaru on 29th and 30th April 2016. A total of 62 students from Grade 8, 9 and 10 participated in the workshop.

27 Apr 2017

Awareness Workshop on Energy Efficiency held at Noonu Atoll Ken’dhikulhodhoo Schoo

An awareness workshop on energy efficiency was held in Noonu Atoll Ken’dhikulhodhoo School on 26th and 27th April 2017. A total of 53 students from Grade 8, 9 and 10 participated in the workshop.

27 Apr 2017

Awareness session on Energy Efficiency and Energy Conservation for Noonu Atoll Ken’dhikulhodhoo School Academic and Administrative staff

Officials from Ministry of Environment and Energy and Maldives Energy Authority conducted an Awareness session on Energy Efficiency and Energy Conservation for Academic and Administrative staff of Ken'dhikulhudhoo School, N.Ken'dhikulhidhoo on Professional Development Day. 38 staff participated in the session.

19 Apr 2017

LCEI Project Steering Committee Meeting

The second steering committee of LCEI project was chaired by the Minister of State for Environment and Energy, Mr.Abdullahi Majeed. Officials from the Ministry of Housing and Infrastructure, Maldives and relevant departments of the Ministry of Environment and Energy participated in the meeting. In the meeting, overview of the LCEI project was presented by Mr. Ahmed Waheed, Director of Ministry of Environment and Energy. Mr. Mohamed Inaz, Project Manager of the project briefed the committee members about the activities undertaken under the project during the last year and presented the work plan for the year 2017. The work plan for the year 2017 was endorsed by the Steering Committee members.

11 Apr 2017

Development of Standards and Labeling Program in the Maldives

Workshop conducted with Ministry technical staff to reveiw the draft report on Technical Analysis of Markets to Develop Energy Efficiency Labels and Standards in the Maldives. The report was presented by Consultants from CDE Private Limited. The main objective of the technical analysis is to assess the characteristics of appliances imported to the Maldives and to capture baseline appliance market data in the Maldives. The results of the analysis will be used to inform and support government decision-making on the most suitable Energy Efficiency Labels and Standards in the future.

01 Mar 2017

Development and Implementation of Energy Efficiency Badge

Stakeholder workshop to review Energy Efficiency Badge tool kit conducted. Officials from Maldives Girl Guides Association, The Scout Association of Maldives and Faculty of Science participated in the workshop. The tool kit is being developed by Dr. Simad Saeed and Mr. Riyaz Jauhary.

27 Feb 2017

Development and Implementation of Energy Efficiency Badge

Minister of Environment and Energy Mr. Thoriq Ibrahim awarded the prizes to the winners of “Energy efficiency Art Competition 2016”. A total of 8 students received awards at the ceremony. The art competition was organized to derive the designs of Energy Efficiency badge which is being developed for Girl Guides and Scouts in the Maldives.

03 Feb 2017

Awareness Workshop on Energy Efficiency held at Faafu Atoll Magoodhoo School

An awareness workshop on energy efficiency was held in Faafu atoll Magoodhoo School on 3rd February 2017. A total of 25 students from Grade 8, 9 and 10 of Magoodhoo School participated in the workshop.

28 Dec 2016

Workshop on energy efficiency for Government facility managers

The workshop was organized by LCEI project with assistance from Energy Department of Ministry of Environment and Energy. In the workshop 18 participants from different government agencies participated. Speaking at the workshop opening ceremony Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Environment and Energy, Mr. Ajwad Musthafa highlighted the importance of saving energy in Public buildings as the Government is one of the biggest consumers of electricity. The workshop was conducted by officials from Ministry of Environment and Energy and the LCEI Project Management Unit.

08 Dec 2016

Workshop on energy efficiency for building design professionals

Workshop on Energy Efficiency for Building Design Professionals conducted. The workshop was organized by Ministry of Environment and Energy in association with Ministry of Housing and Infrastructure. In the workshop 20 participants from building sector. The workshop was organized jointly by “Strengthening Low Carbon Energy Island Strategies” project and “HCFC phase-out management” project of the Ministry of Environment and Energy.

10 Nov 2016

Workshop on energy efficiency for building design professionals

Workshop on Energy Efficiency for Building Design Professionals conducted. The workshop was organized by Ministry of Environment and Energy in association with Ministry of Housing and Infrastructure. In the workshop 20 participants from building sector. The workshop was organized jointly by “Strengthening Low Carbon Energy Island Strategies” project and “HCFC phase-out management” project of the Ministry of Environment and Energy.

09 Nov 2016

Development of Green Building Concepts particularly Energy Efficiency modules in training programs of the Maldives National University.

Needs assessment stakeholder Consultation workshop to develop and incorporate “Green Building Concept” into Bachelor & Master of Architecture Program conducted. The workshop was organized by Maldives National University (MNU) with assistance from Ministry of Environment and Energy. In the workshop 20 participants from different government agencies, education sector and private sector participated. The purpose of the workshop was to attain stakeholder input in undertaking a needs assessment to revise the curriculum of Bachelor of Architecture Programme and develop a curriculum for Master of Architecture programme conducted by Maldives National University.

31 Oct 2016

Research on Consumer Behavior and Preferences Regarding Energy Efficiency in Households

Contract signed with Riyan Private Limited to conduct Research on Consumer Behavior and Preferences Regarding Energy Efficiency in Households. Minister of State for Environment and Energy, Mr. Abdul Matheen Mohamed signed the contract on behalf of the Ministry and Managing Director Mr. Ibrahim Hameez signed the contract on behalf of Riyan Private Limited.

04 Oct 2016

Awareness Workshop on Energy Efficiency held at Kaafu Atoll Maafushi School

An awareness workshop on energy efficiency was held in Kaafu Atoll Maafushi School from 03rd -04th October 2016. A total of 44 students from Grade 8 and 9 of Maafushi School participated in the workshop.

27 Aug 2016

Awareness Workshop on Energy Efficiency held at Shaviyani Atoll Funadhoo School

An awareness workshop on energy efficiency was arranged in collaboration with Shaviyani Atoll Funadhoo School. The workshop was held in Shaviyani Atoll Funadhoo School from 26th -27th August 2016. A total of 49 students from Grade 8, 9 and 10 of Funadhoo School participated in the workshop.

04 Aug 2016

Development and Implementation of Energy Efficiency Badge

Contract signed to develop educational tool for Girl Guides and Scouts in the Maldives. The contract was awarded to Dr. Simad Saeed. Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Environment and Energy, Mr. Ajwad Musthafa signed the contract on behalf of the Ministry.

25 Jul 2016

Development of video spots on climate change and energy efficiency

Contract signed for the development of four video spots on climate change and energy efficiency. The contract was awarded to Mr. Abdulla Yamin. Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Environment and Energy, Mr. Ajwad Musthafa signed the contract on behalf of the Ministry.

22 Jul 2016

Energy Efficiency and Management: Policies, Preferences and Practices Training Course conducted

The training course held in Singapore was supported by Singapore Cooperation Programme (SCP) , Ministry of Foreign Affairs Singapore through the LCEI project. The training course was conducted by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU) from 18 to 22nd July 2016. Officials from Ministry of Environment and Energy, Maldives, Ministry of Housing and Infrastructure, Maldives, The Maldives National University (MNU) and Maldives Polytechnic participated in the training course.

20 Jun 2016

Development of Green Building Concepts particularly Energy Efficiency modules in training programs of the Maldives National University

The Ministry of Environment and Energy, Maldives National University signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) of MVR 1.3 Million. The objective of the MoU is to integrate and deliver Green Building Concepts particularly Energy Efficiency modules in training programs of the Maldives National University. The MoU was signed in a ceremony held at the Ministry of Environment and Energy today. The signatories were the Minister of Environment and Energy Mr. Thoriq Ibrahim and the Vice-Chancellor of Maldives National University Dr. Ali Fawaz Shareef.

06 Jun 2016

Television Drama “Dhenagannamaa” Aired

A television drama named “Dhenagannamaa” was produced and telecasted on Public Service Media’s TV Channel Television Maldives (TVM). The drama convey the message of importance of using electric items in an energy efficient way. Through this drama key messages on how to use air conditioners, refrigerators and other electric appliances were conveyed.

03 Jun 2016

Energy efficiency stall at world environment day festival

An energy efficiency stall was organized at the World Environment Day Festival held in Rasfannu. The stall was organized by the Ministry with support from the LCEI project in association with State Electric Company Limited (STELCO) and Maldives Energy Authority (MEA). The activities and games in the stall was designed to increase the awareness of energy efficiency. In addition to these leaflets about climate change and energy efficiency were distributed.

03 Jun 2016

Energy Efficiency Art Competition 2016 Launched

Energy Efficiency Art Competition 2016 was launched at World Environment Day Festival held in Rasfannu to mark the World Environment Day 2016. The competition was launched by Minister of Environment and Energy Mr.Thoriq Ibrahim. The art competition was organized to derive the designs of Energy Efficiency badge which is being developed for Girl Guides and Scouts in the Maldives.

05 Apr 2016

LCEI Project Steering Committee Meeting

The first project steering committee meeting was chaired by Minister of Environment and Energy, Mr. Thoriq Ibrahim. In his opening statement Minister highlighted the importance of stakeholder involvement throughout the project to ensure a successful implementation of the project.

15 Mar 2016

Development and Implementation of Energy Efficiency Badge

The Ministry of Environment and Energy, Maldives Girl Guides Association, and the Scout Association of Maldives signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on learning and creating awareness on climate change and energy efficiency issues. The MOU is to implement a badge focused on climate change and energy efficiency for all age groups of Girl Guides and Scouts. 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.

15 Sep 2015

LCEI project inception workshop

The inception workshop was inaugurated by Minister of State for Environment and Energy Mr. Abdul Matheen Mohamed. In his remarks, Mr. Abdul Matheen Mohamed highlighted the activities that would be carried out by the project to reduce greenhouse gas emission from building sector.

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