Maldivian Youth Climate Network

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Maldivian Youth Climate Network
Formation29 August 2010
FounderMohamed Shinaz Saeed Aisha Niyaz
PurposeYouth representation
Main organ
Executive Committee

The Maldivian Youth Climate Network (MYCN), founded on 29 August 2010, is a non-governmental organisation from Maldives which is primarily involved in raising awareness on and empowering youth to combat climate change. It is currently one of the leading organizations advocating against climate change in Maldives.


  • Establishing a strong network among youth to build resilience to Climate Change
  • Informing youth on Climate Change science and impacts
  • Building capacity of youth to implement innovative solutions for adaptation and mitigation
  • Support youth to ensure that funds are allocated to sound projects that address the needs of the most vulnerable communities
  • Policy advocacy such as reviewing legislations, regulations, guidelines and policies to ensure evidence-based decision making



  • Waste Management Partner[clarification needed] at the Hay Festival; Aarah, Maldives. (14–17 October)[1]
  • Participated in South Asian Youth Summit on Climate Change; Colombo, Sri Lanka. (28–31 October)[2]
  • Partner at 5th Japan Maldives Festival; Male’, Maldives
  • Participated in Unity Day Fair, Male’, Maldives. (26 December)


  • Conducted the Third SAARC Youth Camp; Addu, Maldives. (21–26 February)[3]
  • Participated in CHSE Environs Fair; Male', Maldives (22–23 March)[4]
  • Organised and conducted MYCN Fanaaru 2011 Climate Camp; K. Huraa, Maldives. (5–7 May)
  • Participated in the World Environment Day 2011 official celebrations; Male', Maldives (5 June)[5]
  • Conducted a session at the Girl Guides' Camp; K. Villingili, Maldives (7 June)
  • Conducted an awareness raising session on Climate Change at Muhibbuddin School; Addu, Maldives (17 August)
  • Participated in UNFCCC COP 17; Durban, South Africa. (28–9 December)


  • Antarctic exploration trip [6]
  • Participated in UNFCCC COP 18; Doha, Qatar. (December)


  1. ^ "Sponsors". Hay Festival Maldives. Archived from the original on 9 September 2011. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Climate change summit for South Asian youth begins". Haveeru Daily. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Youth". SAARC. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Environs Fair 2011 In Pictures". Travel News Maldives. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
  5. ^ "World Environment Day". Ministry of Housing and Environment. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
  6. ^ "Q&A: Shinaz, Maldivian Antarctic explorer". Minivan News. Archived from the original on 16 January 2013. Retrieved 3 January 2013.