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Special Training Programme for Maldivian Civil Servants is scheduled to be conducted at the hill town Mussoorie (Uttarkhand) and New Delhi from 16 to 28 September 2019. A 32-member Maldivian delegation arrived in India for taking part in Special Training Programme.
India is the largest development partner for capacity building of Civil Servants of Maldives. A unique feature of special training program is that 70% of delegates are women officials.
The inaugural session of Special Training Program for Maldivian Civil Servants taking place on 16 September would be chaired by K. V. Eapen, Secretary DARPG (Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances), Fatimath Amira, Member Civil Services Commission and V. Srinivas, Additional Secretary DARPG.
Senior policymakers from the Government of India would be addressing the participants in 2-week training program.
STP Sessions will take place on:
Public Policy and Governance, Ethics and Accountability and Redressal of Public Grievances, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Motivation, Promoting Tourism, Innovation, Regional Cooperation in Indian Ocean Region (IOR), India-Maldives Relations along with visits to Unique Identification Authority, Passport Sewa Kendra and Election Commission of India (ECI).
About Special Training Programme
It is part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Maldivian counterpart on his visit to Male (Maldives) in June 2019 on ‘Training and Capacity Building Programme’ between India’s National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG) and Maldives Civil Service Commission (CSC).
One of the MoUs signed between NCGG and CSC of Maldives envisaged capacity building activities for 1000 Civil Servants of Maldives at National Centre for Good Governance over next 5 years.
PM Modi, during his visit, emphasised India’s ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy and assured India’s full support to Maldives in realising its aspirations for broad-based socio-economic development and strengthening of democratic and independent institutions.
The 24th World Energy Congress was held in Abu Dhabi, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, United Arab Emirates (UAE) from 9-12 September 2019. It was held under the patronage of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of UAE.
About 24th World Energy Congress
Theme of this year’s 4-day World Energy Congress: ‘Energy for Prosperity’. This theme also represents ambitious and dynamic energy transition of UAE.
Objective: To bring together international energy stakeholders including governments, academia and media, private and state corporations.
The Congress welcomed more than 15,000 participants including 72 Ministers, 250 high-level speakers, 500 CEOs, 1000 media persons with 40,000 square-metre exhibition space that will cover entire energy spectrum.
World Energy Congress (WEC)
Background: The World Energy Congress is a triennial event and has been running since 1924. With over 150 countries represented, WEC is world’s largest and most influential energy event that covers all aspects of energy agenda.
It is a global flagship event of World Energy Council.
It offers a unique platform for global energy leaders to explore new energy futures, new strategies and critical innovation areas.
The congress enables dialogue amongst Ministers, CEOs, policy-makers and industry practitioners on critical developments in energy sector.