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November 24 @ 14:00 - 15:30

SUSTAINABLE TOURISM – The island resorts: how to become a green destination and reduce costs, while engaging local communities.
The Maldives’ case study.

In cooperation with MITDC

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Covid-19 pandemic has brought detrimental effects on global tourism, particularly affecting those contexts which almost exclusively rely on it, such as island resorts. Hence, formed task force is to answer to the question: “How can sustainability and technological solutions help the island resorts to develop a new tourism market focused on green destinations, while reducing their costs on energy, water, waste and mobility?”.

The objective of the workshop is to present new approaches and business models where island resorts engage on the sustainable transition the local communities of neighbor islands where workers often live.


Draft Agenda

  • 14.00            Introduction & Moderation                                                                

Gianni ChianettaDirector, Greening the Islands


  • 14.05            Welcome                          

Abdulla MausoomMinister of Tourism

Hussain Rasheed HassanMinister of Environment


  • 14.20            Setting the scene

Mohamed RaaidhManaging Director, MITDC


  • 14.30            Presentations

Local inhabited islands

Mohamed WaheedCouncil President of Ha. Hoarafushi island

Hathim Ibrahim –  Council President oRinbudhoo island

Shaukath Ibrahim – Council President of Ukulhas island

Island resort 

Bruce BromleyCFO SONEVA


  • 15.00            Round table – “How to become a green destination and reduce costs, while engaging local communities

Keynote Speaker:

Ahmed SaleemHead of Climate and Environment Committee of the Parliament, MP for Hoarafushi Constituency


Abdullah NasheedActing President of Guesthouse Association of Maldives and CEO of Kaani Hotels

Mohamed Khaleel – Former President of MATATO and former chairman of MMPRCcurrently Board Member of MATATO

Hassan MughneeManaging Director at STELCO

Ahmed Saeed MohamedManaging Director at FENAKA





November 24
14:00 - 15:30
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Greening the Islands