His Excellency President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih will be inaugurating the 4th Maldives Partnership Forum to be held at Kurumba Maldives Resort from 17th to 18th June 2019. More than 60 delegations will be participating in this forum which is co-hosted by both the Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid, and the Minister of Finance, His Excellency Ibrahim Ameer. It is a collaborative and inclusive effort undertaken by the Government as a whole, involving all the ministries and a number of agencies. The Maldives Partnership Forum is also one of the key pledges identified in the 100 Day-Pledges by President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.
This year’s forum, last held in 2009, is themed “Investing in a Resilient and Sustainable Maldives” and will showcase the Maldives’ democratic journey, highlighting the key development challenges and share with partners on how the government plans to move ahead and leverage on assistance where required.
The Forum will also provide a platform for key Government Ministers and Policy-Makers to inform the international community of the development agenda and the upcoming National Development Plan, and to pursue the objectives of the Government’s key pledges through greater collaboration and resource mobilisation.
For this year’s Forum, five panel discussions will take place focusing on the most important and pertinent areas for the Government to seek the support of the international community. They are;
1) Macroeconomic and fiscal overview: which will provide information on the present economic and fiscal situation in the country, including public expenditure management, 2) Blue Economy: addressing inclusivity and sustainability in economic development, 3) Enhancing Social Outcomes: investing in healthcare, education, but also focusing on culture, youth and gender issues, 4) Building Robust Institutions: addressing governance and justice, and 5) Partnering with the private sector for development – on how the private sector can play a part in the Government’s development agenda.