Telecommunications giant, Dhiraagu has partnered up with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to run two key projects under the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 13: Climate Action.
According to a statement issued by Dhiraagu, the company is running ‘Drones for Resilience’ and ‘Film for Change Climate Edition’ with UNDP.
“The Drones for Resilience will be centred on incorporating the use of drones as an effort to “Scale up the National Capacity for Disaster Risk Reduction and Management in the Maldives”. Utilizing drone technology, detailed maps would be produced under this project for 4 islands based on disaster risk assessment, providing the means for more informed disaster preparedness and disaster risk management,” the statement read.
Meanwhile, Film For Change Climate Edition would revolve around artists creating a narrative through film, about the climate change issues that the island nation faces. These films will premier at a film festival later during the year and then be released on social media.
Dhiraagu and UNDP Maldives have had a successful history of collaborating together, with the launch of key initiatives such as the Startup Weekend Maldives (2017), Youth Leadership Programme (2018) and Film for Change 2017 & 2018, all with a key focus on youth empowerment.