MOPA meets with the UN Resident Coordinator Ms. Catherine Haswell

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30 August 2022, Tuesday,  Male’ Maldives: Maldives Ocean Plastics Alliance (MOPA) President Mr. Thoriq Ibrahim and senior officials had a productive introductory meeting with the UN Resident Coordinator (UNRC) Ms. Catherine Haswell.

Ms. Catherine Haswell and MOPA officials shared their mutual concerns regarding the escalating waste management issues across the nation.

After the initial introduction of MOPA, MOPA officials briefed the UNRC on the projects being carried out by MOPA across the Maldives towards responsibly addressing the issues related to the single use plastics, which is one of the most critical environmental problems faced by the country. They also discussed MOPA’s future plans to safely repurpose single use plastics thereby minimizing the amount of plastic thrown into our beautiful oceans.

The meeting was attended by the MOPA President Mr. Thoriq Ibrahim, COO Mr. Ahmed Maumoon and the Development Manager Ms. Hashma Haidar.



Registered in 2020, MOPA is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization focused on forging alliances, and works in the jurisdiction of the Maldives. MOPA is the first, and so far only, locally-registered non-government initiative dedicated to forging strong stakeholder alliances to reduce, recover, reuse, repurpose and recycle ocean plastics in the Maldives. MOPA believes in working with manufacturers, importers, retailers, consumers, tapping into corporate social responsibility initiatives to safeguard our pristine environment. MOPA is committed to science, contribute to education and awareness and conform to policy initiatives, to formulate community-based programmes and ambitious projects aimed at ridding pollution from our oceans. MOPA is inspired by the commitment of the government of Maldives to address ocean plastics through strong legislation. MOPA also supports the global movement towards banning single use plastics.