The Maldivian Ministry of Tourism has launched a pioneering initiative called “Women for Green Tourism,” aimed at empowering women and boosting their participation in the country’s thriving tourism industry. This program aligns with the President’s Week 14 initiative, which emphasizes enhancing women’s role in the sector.
While tourism constitutes a major pillar of the Maldives’ economy, women remain significantly underrepresented in resort workforces. The Women for Green Tourism program tackles this disparity head-on, promoting female involvement across diverse tourism segments.
Designed with a long-term vision for sustainability, the program offers a unique three-month immersion into the industry. Participants gain practical experience under the guidance of seasoned professionals from various tourism domains, including resorts, guesthouses, and dive centers.
The government actively encourages young people, especially young women, to embrace this opportunity and contribute to shaping the future of Maldivian tourism. The program specifically targets university-educated women in hospitality and tourism, equipping them with invaluable work experience and expert mentorship across diverse industry fields.
This initiative not only aspires to significantly increase the number of Maldivian women engaged in tourism but also empowers them to confidently pursue careers in the industry. By fostering their skills and knowledge, the program paves the way for a more inclusive and thriving tourism sector in the Maldives.