Programme

Programme

16
JUNE 2019

Welcome Reception co-hosted by His Excellency Abdulla Shahid, Minister of Foreign Affairs and His Excellency Ibrahim Ameer, Minister of Finance

2000 hrs – 2130 hrs
Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa
16 JUNE 2019 (2000 hrs – 2130 hrs)

Venue : Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa

Welcome Reception co-hosted by His Excellency Abdulla Shahid, Minister of Foreign Affairs and His Excellency Ibrahim Ameer, Minister of Finance

17
JUNE 2019

Opening Session: Introduction to “Island Nation” (Jazeera Raajje)

0900 hrs – 0930 hrs
Bouganvila Hall, Kurumba Maldives
  • Recitation of the Holy Quran
  • Welcome Remarks by His Excellency Abdulla Shahid, Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Video Presentation: Jazeera Raajje (“Island Nation”) Policy Agenda
  • Inaugural Address by His Excellency Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, President of the Republic of Maldives
  • Remarks by His Excellency Ibrahim Ameer, Minister of Finance

Group Photo with His Excellency Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, President of the Republic of Maldives

17 JUNE 2019 (0900 hrs – 0930 hrs)

Venue : Bouganvila Hall, Kurumba Maldives

Opening Session: Introduction to “Island Nation” (Jazeera Raajje)

  • Recitation of the Holy Quran
  • Welcome Remarks by the His Excellency Abdulla Shahid, Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Video Presentation: Jazeera Raajje (“Island Nation”) Policy Agenda
  • Inaugural Address by His Excellency Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, President of the Republic of Maldives
  • Remarks by the His Excellency Ibrahim Ameer, Minister of Finance

Group Photo with His Excellency Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, President of the Republic of Maldives

Tea/Coffee break

0930 hrs – 1015 hrs
Bouganvila Hall, Kurumba Maldives
17 JUNE 2019 (0930 hrs – 1015 hrs)

Venue : Bouganvila Hall, Kurumba Maldives

Tea/Coffee break

Plenary Session 1: Macroeconomic and Fiscal Overview

1015 hrs – 1115 hrs
Bouganvila Hall, Kurumba Maldives
  • Video Presentation : Context Setting: Overview of current macroecomic and fiscal situation, capital plan;
  • Presentation by His Excellency Ibrahim Ameer, Minister of Finance: Government policies on public finances and public expenditure reform
  • Presentation by His Excellency Mohamed Aslam, Minister of National Planning and Infrastructure: A look at the National Development Plan (NDP) and spatial mapping
  • Q&A with moderated discussion
    Panelists:
    • His Excellency Ibrahim Ameer, Minister of Finance
    • His Excellency Mohamed Aslam, Minister of National Planning and Infrastructure,
    • Mr Ronald Antonio Butiong, Regional Director, Asian Development Bank

    Moderator: Mr Hans Timmer, Chief Economist, South Asia Region, World Bank
  • Summary of Discussions
17 JUNE 2019 (1015 hrs – 1115 hrs)

Venue : Bouganvila Hall, Kurumba Maldives

Plenary Session 1: Macroeconomic and Fiscal Overview

Video Presentation Context Setting: Overview of current macroecomic and fiscal situation, capital plan;

  • Video Presentation : Context Setting: Overview of current macroecomic and fiscal situation, capital plan;
  • Presentation by His Excellency Ibrahim Ameer, Minister of Finance: Government policies on public finances and public expenditure reform
  • Presentation by His Excellency Mohamed Aslam, Minister of National Planning and Infrastructure: A look at the National Development Plan (NDP) and spatial mapping
  • Q&A with moderated discussion
    Panelists:
    • 1. His Excellency Ibrahim Ameer, Minister of Finance
    • 2. His Excellency Mohamed Aslam, Minister of National Planning and Infrastructure,
    • 3. Mr Ronald Antonio Butiong, Regional Director, Asian Development Bank

    Moderator: Mr Hans Timmer, Chief Economist, South Asia Region, World Bank
  • Summary of Discussions

Plenary Session 2: Blue Economy: Addressing inclusivity and sustainability in economic development

1115 hrs – 1245 hrs
Bouganvila Hall, Kurumba Maldives
  • Video Presentation: Context Setting: Introduction of issues highlighted in thematic papers and key policy interventions
  • Presentation by Mr Shuhad Ibrahim, Consultant, Ministry of Economic Development: Key policy interventions, key projects and programme areas
  • Moderated Discussion
    Panelists:
    • His Excellency Mohamed Aslam, Minister of National Planning and Infrastructure,
    • His Excellency Mohamed Maleeh Jamal, Minister of Communication, Science and Technology
    • His Excellency Uz Fayyaz Ismail, Minsiter of Economic Development
    • Her Excellency Aishath Nahula, Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation
    • Her Excellency Zaha Waheed, Minister of Fisheries, Marine Resources, and Agriculture
    • His Excellency Dr Hussain Rasheed Hassan, Minister of Environment
    Moderator: Her Excellency Thilmeeza Hussain, Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the United Nations
  • Summary of Discussions
17 JUNE 2019 (1115 hrs – 1245 hrs)

Venue : Bouganvila Hall, Kurumba Maldives

Plenary Session 2: Blue Economy: Addressing inclusivity and sustainability in economic development

  • Video Presentation: Context Setting: Introduction of issues highlighted in thematic papers and key policy interventions
  • Presentation by Mr Shuhad Ibrahim, Consultant, Ministry of Economic Development: Key policy interventions, key projects and programme areas
  • Moderated Discussion
    Panelists:
    • His Excellency Mohamed Aslam, Minister of National Planning and Infrastructure,
    • His Excellency Mohamed Maleeh Jamal, Minister of Communication, Science and Technology
    • His Excellency Uz Fayyaz Ismail, Minsiter of Economic Development
    • Her Excellency Aishath Nahula, Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation
    • Her Excellency Zaha Waheed, Minister of Fisheries, Marine Resources, and Agriculture
    • His Excellency Dr Hussain Rasheed Hassan, Minister of Environment
    Moderator: Her Excellency Thilmeeza Hussain, Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the United Nations
  • Summary of Discussions

Lunch

1300 hrs – 1430 hrs
Bouganvila Hall, Kurumba Maldives
17 JUNE 2019 (1300 hrs – 1430 hrs)

Venue : Bouganvila Hall, Kurumba Maldives

Lunch

Remarks by His Excellency Faisal Naseem, Vice President of the Republic of Maldives

1430 hrs – 1445 hrs
Bouganvila Hall, Kurumba Maldives
17 JUNE 2019 (1430 hrs – 1445 hrs)

Venue : Bouganvila Hall, Kurumba Maldives

Remarks by His Excellency Faisal Naseem, Vice President of the Republic of Maldives

Plenary Session 3: Enhancing Social Outcomes: Investing in healthcare, education, and housing

1445 hrs – 1600 hrs
Bouganvila Hall, Kurumba Maldives
  • Video Presentation: Context Setting: Introduction of issues highlighted in thematic papers and key policy interventions
  • Presentation by Her Excellency Dr. Aishath Ali, Minister of Education: key policy interventions, key projects and programme areas
  • Moderated Discussion
    Panelists:
    • His Excellency Dr Ibrahim Hassan, Minister of Higher Education
    • His Excellency Abdulla Ameen, Minister of Health
    • Her Excellency Dr Aishath Ali, Minister of Education
    • Her Excellency Yumna Maumoon, Minister of Arts, Culture and Heritage
    • Her Excellency Aminath Athifa, Minister of Housing and Urban Development
    • His Excellency Ahmed Mahloof, Minister of Youth, Sports and Community Empowement
    • Her Excellency Shidhatha Shareef, Minister of Gender, Family and Social Services
    Moderator: Her Excellency Dr Farahanaz Faizal, Ambassador-designate of the Maldives to the United Kingdom
  • Summary of Discussions
17 JUNE 2019 (1445 hrs – 1600 hrs)

Venue : Bouganvila Hall, Kurumba Maldives

Plenary Session 3: Enhancing Social Outcomes: Investing in healthcare, education, and housing

  • Video Presentation: Context Setting: Introduction of issues highlighted in thematic papers and key policy interventions
  • Presentation by Her Excellency Dr. Aishath Ali, Minister of Education: key policy interventions, key projects and programme areas
  • Moderated Discussion
    Panelists:
    • His Excellency Dr Ibrahim Hassan, Minister of Higher Education
    • His Excellency Abdulla Ameen, Minister of Health
    • Her Excellency Dr Aishath Ali, Minister of Education
    • Her Excellency Yumna Maumoon, Minister of Arts, Culture and Heritage
    • Her Excellency Aminath Athifa, Minister of Housing and Urban Development
    • His Excellency Ahmed Mahloof, Minister of Youth, Sports and Community Empowement
    • Her Excellency Shidhatha Shareef, Minister of Gender, Family and Social Services
    Moderator: Her Excellency Dr Farahanaz Faizal, Ambassador-designate of the Maldives to the United Kingdom
  • Summary of Discussions

Official dinner hosted by His Excellency Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, President of the Republic of Maldives

2000 hrs – 2130 hrs
Bouganvila Hall, Kurumba Maldives
17 JUNE 2019 (2000 hrs – 2130 hrs)

Venue : Bouganvila Hall, Kurumba Maldives

Official dinner hosted by His Excellency Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, President of the Republic of Maldives

18
JUNE 2019

Plenary Session 4: Building Robust Institutions: Addressing Governance and Justice

0900 hrs – 1030 hrs
Bouganvila Hall, Kurumba Maldives
  • Video Presentation: Context Setting: Introduction of issues highlighted in thematic papers and key policy interventions
  • Presentation by Uza Maziya Abdul Sattar, State Attorney: key policy interventions, key projects and programme areas
  • Moderated Discussion
    Panelists:
    • His Excellency Sheikh Imran Abdulla, Minister of Home Affairs
    • His Excellency Dr Ahmed Zahir, Minister of Islamic Affairs
    • His Excellency Uz Ibrahim Riffath,Attorney General
    • Major General Abdulla Shamaal, Chief of Defence Force
    • Commissioner of Police Mohamed Hameed
    • Mr Haoliang Xu, Assistant Secretary General, UNDP Assistant Administrator and Regional Director for Asia and Pacific
    Moderator: Uza. Aisha Shujune Muhammad
  • Summary of Discussion
18 JUNE 2019 (0900 hrs – 1030 hrs)

Venue : Bouganvila Hall, Kurumba Maldives

Plenary Session 4: Building Robust Institutions: Addressing Governance and Justice

  • Video Presentation: Context Setting: Introduction of issues highlighted in thematic papers and key policy interventions
  • Presentation by Uza Maziya Abdul Sattar, State Attorney: key policy interventions, key projects and programme areas
  • Moderated Discussion
    Panelists:
    • His Excellency Sheikh Imran Abdulla, Minister of Home Affairs
    • His Excellency Dr Ahmed Zahir, Minister of Islamic Affairs
    • His Excellency Uz Ibrahim Riffath,Attorney General
    • Mr Haoliang Xu, Assistant Secretary General, UNDP Assistant Administrator and Regional Director for Asia and Pacific
    Moderator: Uza. Aisha Shujune Muhammad
  • Summary of Discussions

Business Session: Doing business in the Maldives [Side Event]

1030 hrs – 1130 hrs
Bouganvila Hall, Kurumba Maldives
  • Opening remarks by the Ministry of Economic Development
  • Presentation on doing business in the Maldives
  • Discussion, and Q&A

[Tea, Coffee and Refreshment will be served]

18 JUNE 2019 (1030 hrs – 1130 hrs)

Venue : Bouganvila Hall, Kurumba Maldives

Business Session: Doing business in the Maldives [Side Event]

  • Opening remarks by the Ministry of Economic Development
  • Presentation on doing business in the Maldives
  • Discussion, and Q&A

[Tea, coffee and refresehments will be served]

Plenary Session 5: Partnering with the Private Sector for Development

1130 hrs – 1300 hrs
Bouganvila Hall, Kurumba Maldives
  • Presentation by His Excellency Ali Waheed, Minister of Tourism and Soneva Fushi: “Namoona Baa Atoll”: A success story of Private Sector Collaboration
  • Moderated Discussion
    Panelists:
    • His Excellency Ibrahim Ameer, Minister of Finance
    • His Excellency Ali Waheed, Minister of Tourism
    • His Excellency Uz Fayyaz Ismail, Minister of Economic Development
    • His Excellency Ali Shiyam, Minister at the President’s Office
    • Her Excellency Aminath Shauna, Secretary, Policy, The President’s Office
    Moderator: His Excellency Dr Abdulla Mausoom, Ambassador of the Maldives to Singapore
  • Summary of Discussions
18 JUNE 2019 (1130 hrs – 1300 hrs)

Venue : Bouganvila Hall, Kurumba Maldives

Plenary Session 5: Partnering with the Private Sector for Development

  • Presentation by His Excellency Ali Waheed, Minister of Tourism and Soneva Fushi: “Namoona Baa Atoll”: A success story of Private Sector Collaboration
  • Moderated Discussion
    Panelists:
    • His Excellency Ibrahim Ameer, Minister of Finance
    • His Excellency Ali Waheed, Minister of Tourism
    • His Excellency Uz Fayyaz Ismail, Minister of Economic Development
    • His Excellency Ali Shiyam, Minister at the President’s Office
    • Her Excellency Aminath Shauna, Secretary, Policy, The President’s Office
    Moderator: His Excellency Dr Abdulla Mausoom, Ambassador of the Maldives to Singapore
  • Summary of Discussions

Lunch

1300 hrs – 1430 hrs
Bouganvila Hall, Kurumba Maldives
18 JUNE 2019 (1300 hrs – 1430 hrs)

Venue : Bouganvila Hall, Kurumba Maldives

Lunch

Concluding Session: Summary of discussions

1430 hrs – 1530 hrs
Bouganvila Hall, Kurumba Maldives
  • Statement by His Excellency Ibrahim Ameer, Minister of Finance
  • Concluding remarks by His Excellency Abdulla Shahid, Minister of Foreign Affairs
18 JUNE 2019 (1430 hrs – 1530 hrs)

Venue : Bouganvila Hall, Kurumba Maldives

Concluding Session: Summary of discussions

  • Statement by His Excellency Ibrahim Ameer, Minister of Finance
  • Concluding remarks by His Excellency Abdulla Shahid, Minister of Foreign Affairs

“The Sunny Side of Life” A Reception hosted by His Excellency Ali Waheed, Minister of Tourism, to mark the closing of the Maldives Partnership Forum

1700 hrs – 1900 hrs
Kurumba Maldives
18 JUNE 2019 (1700 hrs – 1900 hrs)

Venue : Kurumba Maldives

“The Sunny Side of Life” A Reception hosted by His Excellency Ali Waheed, Minister of Tourism, to mark the closing of the Maldives Partnership Forum



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