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Summary Maldives Partnership workshop, 2 November 2020

On 2 November 2020, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), UN Resident Coordinators’ Office Maldives and The Partnering Initiative (TPI), in collaboration with the the Development Planning & SDG Coordination Section of the Ministry of National Planning, Housing and Infrastructure, Republic of Maldives, organized a webinar as part of the 2030 Agenda Partnership Accelerator support to advance partnerships in Maldives. The webinar served as a starting point to get people involved and excited about the "One Maldives" - which purpose is to catalyze a new era of collaboration to accelerate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Maldives.

The online partnership dialogue was the start of a bigger conversation on how to build strong partnerships in Maldives and eventually build back better after the COVID-19 pandemic.

The meeting was attended by around 60 participants, which included representatives from the President's Office, government ministry SDG focal points, UN agencies, as well a number of representatives from independent institutions, CSOs, academia, private sector.

Throughout the event, participants stressed that all sectors have something significant to bring to the table for advancing the SDGs in Maldives. Since the SDGs affect every sector of society, it is evident that all partnerships matter in moving us towards a thriving society, a healthy environment and a prosperous business for the sustainable development of Maldives.

The webinar is part of the 2030 Agenda Partnership Accelerator, a project by the United Nations and The Partnering Initiative, which aim is to assist all stakeholders in accelerating and scaling partnerships to achieve transformational impact for the SDGs.

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