Climate change is hitting small island states like the Maldives particularly hard. The main problems are rising sea levels and coastal erosion, which are already having a negative impact on fishing and tourism and threatening the livelihoods of many locals.
The World Bank has now awarded the country a $10 million grant to drive digital transformation in the country. Among other things, the funded program focuses on the goal of using data and digital analysis to develop adaptation strategies to the increasing effects of climate change. This should, for example, enable informed decisions to be made about the management of natural resources or the protection of coral reefs.
The project is being implemented by the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Technology in collaboration with the Maldives Communications Authority, the National Information Technology Center and the National Registration Department.