Maldives National University (MNU) has taken part in the annual meeting of the Prevention of Marine Litter in the Lakshadweep Sea (PROMISE) Project.
13 representatives from MNU took place in the meeting, which took place in Sri Lankan capital Colombo from January 17 to 20.
Other institutions involved in the PROMISE Project are:
At the meeting, participants reviewed the progress in achieving the project’s objectives for the first year, and finalized the objectives for the second year.
Participants also discussed the establishment of the Zero Waste Alliance under the project, and this year’s PROMISE Sustainability Award.
The PROMISE Project is supported by the European Union (EU) under the SWITCH Asia Program.
Tourism industries have been identified as major contributors to marine litter. According to MNU, the project aims to prevent leakage of wastes from land-based sources into the Lakshadweep Sea by targeting tourism clusters located along the Lakshadweep shorelines in Maldives, Sri Lanka and India.