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20 October 2021 @ 11:00 - 12:30


How islands can become green destinations and reduce costs, while engaging local communities with new business models. The Maldives’ case study and the Greening the Islands Certification

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How can sustainability and technological solutions help islands to develop a new tourism market focused on green destinations, while reducing their costs on energy, water, waste and mobility? The workshop will update on the activities of the dedicated GTI task force discussing new business approaches for island resorts to involve local communities in the sustainable transition, as well as for public islands, where workers often live and inhabitants set up distributed guesthouse models.
In a strengthened effort to accompany islands on the path to become sustainable destinations, the new Greening the Islands Certification will be presented. The GTI Observatory Global Index is an integral part of the programme, allowing to assess and monitor islands’ progress in the various sectors.

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11.00   Introduction & Moderation

  • Gianni ChianettaDirector, Greening the Islands

11.05   Welcome

  • Dr. Abdulla Mausoom – Maldives’ Minister of Tourism
  • Dr. Abdulla Naseer – Maldives’ Minister of State for Environment, Climate Change and Technology

11.15   Presentation

Renewable energy as a driver for a sustainable tourism

  • Amjad Abdulla Head of Partnership, International Renewable Energy Agency

Financing the change

  • Jaimes Kolantharaj Senior Energy Specialist, Energy Division, South Asia Department, Asian Development Bank

New business model to include local communities

  • Mohamed Raaidh Managing Director, MITDC

GTIO Global Index and Greening the Islands Certification programme

  • Gianni ChianettaDirector, Greening the Islands
  • Albert Salman President, Green Destinations

12.00   Round table


  • Bruce Bromley – CFO SONEVA
  • Mariyam Mooha Midhath – Assistant Engineer, STELCO
  • Layal Shakir – Engineer, FENAKA Corporation limited

12.30 End of the workshop



20 October 2021
11:00 - 12:30
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Greening the Islands