Ooredoo Maldives and UNDPO have signed a new strategic partnership to strengthen the application of technology in the development sector, and to promote social innovations. The deal marks the official start of the Hulhumale’ ‘Smart Cities’ Project, to be conducted in close collaboration with Housing Development Corporation (HDC), The ‘Smart Cities’ Project aims to offer innovative, smart solutions for urban challenges.
This will be done through ensuring that the technological solutions introduced in Hulhumale’ – the future smart city, remains inclusive and accessible to all of its population. Some of the activities planned for the coming year include a campaign to develop a sense of ownership and belonging within communities, and the usage of open data to enhance inclusive and data driven planning. In addition to smart cities initiatives, the agreement also looked into strengthening the cooperation between Ooredoo and UNDP, to work towards gender equality and women’s empowerment, as well as using mobile technology to collectively achieve progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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