Over the past 13 years, I’ve been deeply involved in a range of endeavors beyond Scouting, primarily focusing on practical environmental advocacy and disaster risk management. These journeys have been transformative, offering opportunities for learning and personal growth as I’ve worked to promote sustainability in both policy and practice.

My engagement in environmental advocacy has seen me actively participating in various initiatives, collaborating with dedicated teams within Civil Society Organizations and Government-led projects in the Maldives. Together, we’ve developed, implemented, and evaluated projects aimed at fostering a positive impact on our environment.

In the sphere of disaster risk reduction and management, I’ve contributed to emergency response efforts within the Maldives, drawing upon a decade of experience in the field. While I’ve concentrated on policy formulation and review, particularly concerning Environment, Development, and Disaster Management, I remain committed to continuous learning.

My genuine passion for Disaster Risk Management, Climate Change Advocacy, Resilience, Environment and Sustainable Development, Project Management, Youth Work, Civil Society Engagement, and Community-Based Actions has been the driving force behind my contributions. As a facilitator, trainer, and moderator, I’ve had the privilege of sharing insights and experiences, hoping to empower others in their own endeavors.

In my various roles, I’ve had the opportunity to serve in capacities that have further enriched my learning journey. For instance, as a Consultant in Climate Resilience at the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Maldives Country Office, I oversaw the Climate and Environment portfolio, designing and implementing programs for young people, among other responsibilities.

Previously, as the Manager of Programmes and Services at the Maldivian Red Crescent, I spearheaded the development and delivery of programs, managed projects, and led Emergency Operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Similarly, my role as the Manager of Development and Resilience at the National Disaster Management Authority and as a Programme Manager at the National Disaster Management Centre equipped me with invaluable experience in disaster risk reduction and management.

Prior to these positions, I served as a National Consultant for various projects and undertook short-term consultancies with organizations like the World Bank and UN Women, contributing to environmental citizenship promotion and disaster risk management initiatives.

Each of these experiences has been humbling, offering me opportunities to contribute meaningfully to addressing environmental challenges and disaster management while continuing to learn and grow along the way.

I humbly strive to make a positive change in the world, one step at a time.