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Maldives Research Education Forum: June 2012

Maldives Research Education Forum: June 2012

Topics and Questions Education Forum: Your views... Topic 1: Education, Training and Industry: Does Education meet employer needs? 1A. Does the current secondary education provide the right skills and knowledge for business and industry in the Maldives? If not, what is missing from the current education system? How can the system be made more relevant to business needs? 1B. Should vocational educa...
“Improving Education in the Maldives: Stakeholder Perspectives on the Maldivian Education Sector”

“Improving Education in the Maldives: Stakeholder Perspectives on the Maldivian Education Sector”

The aim of this forum is to gather the opinions of various education stakeholder groups on the current education system in the Maldives, focussing on various education-related topics of particular interest. MaldivesResearch Workshop - June2012 The event will provide a forum for public discussion on the education sector, kicking off a wider set of discussions on various public policy issues relevan...
The political economy of development: The case of the tourism industry in the Maldives

The political economy of development: The case of the tourism industry in the Maldives

By A Midha Abstract This dissertation will seek to examine the reasons behind the success of the Maldives tourism industry. It will look at what theories best explain the success of the industrial policy. It will argue that the political economy theories of rent seeking are crucial to understanding how the tourism industry managed to grow so successfully in the context of a rent seeking society, g...
Development of a Scientific Platform for Efficient and Effective Management of Environmental Disasters in the Maldives

Development of a Scientific Platform for Efficient and Effective Management of Environmental Disasters in the Maldives

The aim of this project is to develop a novel scientific platform that will assist in the decision making process for effective management of environmental disasters in the Maldives. The proposed platform will comprise of state of the art software tools that will utilise modern scientific methods and computational tools. The platform will be ultimately made available to the decision make...
Rapid Situation Assessment (RSA) of gang violence and human rights violations in Maldives

Rapid Situation Assessment (RSA) of gang violence and human rights violations in Maldives

Gang violence is a new phenomenon for the Maldives. The proliferation of gangs and its overt emergence in Maldives is increasingly highlighted by media and police reports. Gang culture and gang violence has have already caused deaths on the streets of Male’, something which was previously unimaginable in the country. According to the statistics published on the Maldives police webs...
Projetcs

Projetcs

MaldivesResearch is in the process of securing funding for two key projects which will benefit the Maldives. A proposal has been submitted to the government of the Maldives on environmental modelling.  The second major project under review is “Rapid Situation Assessment (RSA) of gang violence and human rights violations in the Maldives”. Rapid Situation Assessment (RSA) of gang violence and h...
MaldivesResearch

MaldivesResearch

The Organization: We are a charitable company registered in England, conducting its business as a charity, independent of government or other organizations. We are the first UK-based think tank dedicated to the Maldives. The main sources of finance to our budget are voluntary donations, funding for specific projects, and sponsorship. Our objectives are to contribute to the proce...
Abdulla Sodiq

Abdulla Sodiq

  Educational background: Abdulla Sodiq received his BA degree in English Language Teaching from the University of Stirling, Scotland (1998). He also holds an MA degree in Applied Linguistics and TESOL from the University of Leicester (2005). Being a teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), he holds a Certificate of Teaching English Language to Adults (1998, UCLES, Cambridge...
Ahmed Afaal

Ahmed Afaal

Educational Background: Ahmed Afaal received a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in the field of Health Information Management (1998) from the University of Sydney in Australia. He completed his postgraduate degree in Master of Arts, Health Services Management (2001) at the University of Manchester, UK with his research thesis titled Healthcare Financing: A Case for Reform in the Maldives. Rese...
Ahmed Niyaz

Ahmed Niyaz

Educational background: Ahmed Niyaz holds a BSc (joint honours) degree in Business and Legal Studies from the University of Wales, Newport (2002). He completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Law in 2003 followed by the Legal Practice Course (Solicitors’ Professional Examinations) in 2005 at the De Montfort University (UK). He also holds a Masters degree in International Commercial Law (L...
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