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Youth Exchange between Seychelles and Maldives

Environmental workshop for students from Seychelles and Maldives, 5-6 Jan 2004

A two day workshop was held in Male' from 5th to 6th January 2004 during the exchange visit of the Seychelles students- to the Maldives. The aim was to discuss, identify different environmental problems in Maldives and Seychelles, and also to identify the cause, effect and different solutions for the identified problems. The workshop was conducted in four sessions. The first session was an introductory session with a warm-up session to get to know each other. Later the students discussed in groups the main problems they faced and prioritized the issues. The groups prepared a problem tree on the top issue that they had prioritized, which was a way of identifying cause and effects. Activities were discussed that could alleviate the problems.

The groups were facilitated by the officials from the Ministry of Fisheries, Agriculture and Marine Resources and the Marine Research Centre. The groups presented their report on the final session and an Environmental Specialist from the Ministry of Home Affairs and Environment joined in the final session and answered the questions raised by the groups.

Twenty four students from the three schools participating in the Small Islands Voice activities in Maldives (Ahmadiyya School, Male; Baa Atoll Education Centre, GDh. Atoll Education Centre) and six other secondary schools of Male' participated in the workshop, as well as the students from Seychelles.


To get involved, contact :


National Co-ordinators
Mr Rolph Payet and Mr Alain De Comarmond
Ministry of Environment
PO Box 677, Victoria, Mahé, Seychelles
Tel: + 248 224 644
Fax: 248 322 945


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