FET conducts a stakeholder workshop to include green building concepts in MNU architecture programmes

14 Nov 2017

A Stakeholder workshop to revise the existing Undergraduate architecture programme and to develop the curriculum of a Master’s programme in Architecture focusing on green building concepts and energy efficient building practices for Faculty of Engineering Technology (FET) of Maldives National University (MNU) had held on 13th and 14th of November at SHE building. Representatives from government and non-governmental stakeholders participated at the workshop.

The workshop was inaugurated by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Environment and Energy Mr. Ajwad Musthafa. In his remarks he highlighted on the importance of incorporating the ideas gathered from the stakeholders in the final documents compiled by consultant, Utilico Pvt. Ltd. in partnership with Anser Group Pvt. Ltd. in order to ensure the course is developed to cater for the needs of the Maldives. Furthermore; he requested from the representatives for active participation in contributing their inputs to the consultant to achieve a better outcome.

This activity is carried out by Ministry of Environment and Energy (MEE) under the project “Strengthening Low Carbon Energy Island Strategies (LCEI)” in partnership with the Maldives National University.

The LCEI project is implemented by MEE assisted by UN Environment and financed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF). The project aims to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through energy efficiency in the building sector through appropriate capacity building programmes.