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Cablegate: Fy-2003 International Visitor Program:

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220520Z Nov 02

UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 COLOMBO 002179

SIPDIS


STATE FOR ECA/PE/V/P-MARGERY BENSON/AZZA MOUNIB-
ZAKI; ECA/PE/V/G/N-ALICE SHIFFLETT; SA/PD


E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: OEXC SCUL KPAO OEXC
SUBJECT: FY-2003 INTERNATIONAL VISITOR PROGRAM:
MALDIVIAN NOMINATION FOR MRP ON URBAN ENVIRONMENTAL
ISSUES: AUGUST 7-28, 2003
PROJECT NO. E/VP-2003-0036

REF: (A) COLOMBO 01900 (B) STATE 129191, (C) STATE

50054

1. POST NOMINATES DR. MOHAMED ALI, DIRECTOR,
ENVIRONMENT, MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS, HOUSING AND
ENVIRONMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF MALDIVES, FOR
PARTICIPATION IN SUBJECT PROJECT.

2. PART I OF NOMINEE'S BIO DATA FOLLOWS:
EXPORT-SOURCE: USIS EVDB
VERSION: 3.0.0
POST-EMAIL: rscmb@pd.state.gov
TRANSMITTING-POST: PAS Colombo
TRANSMITTING-POST-ID: 2929
EXPORT-TYPE: BIO DATA
START NOMINATION:
USIA-OFFICE: E/VGN
PROG-AGENCY-NAME:
POST-PROJ-ID: 78
USIA-PROJ-NO:
PROJ-NAME: Urban Environmental Issues - August 7-28,
2003 (Maldives)
START MEMO PROJ-DESC:

END MEMO PROJ-DESC:
PROJ-TYPE: Multi-Regional
PROG-TYPE: IV Grant Visitor
FY: 2003
DEPART-POST: 08/04/2003
SESSION-DATE: 08/07/2003
RETURN-POST: 09/02/2003
NO-OF-PART: 1
RANK-ORDER: 5
START MEMO POST-OBJ:

END MEMO POST-OBJ:
START MEMO POST-RCMD:

END MEMO POST-RCMD:
USIA-OFFICE-ID: 1039
PROG-AGENCY-ID:
PROJ-TYPE-ID: MRP
PROG-TYPE-ID: 29
NOMINATING-POST-ID: 2929
FUNDING-CNTRY-ID:
STATUS: N
ORIGINATOR: P
SUBJ-DISC: Environment
START BIO:
PREFIX: Dr.
F-NAME: Mohamed
M-NAME:
L-NAME: ALI
SUFFIX:
PRINCIPAL?: Yes
M-ADDR1: Ministry of Home Affairs, Housing
M-ADDR2: and Environment
M-ADDR3:
M-CITY: Male
M-STATE:
M-CNTRY: Maldives
M-ZONE:
M-ZIP:
M-PHONE: (960) 335-948
M-FAX: (960) 335-953
M-EMAIL:
M-CNTRY-ID: MV
M-ADDRTYPE: B
GENDER: M
DOB: 06/08/1959
MAR-STAT: M
BIRTH-CITY: Male
BIRTH-CNTRY: Maldives
CITIZ-CNTRY: Maldives
RES-CNTRY: Maldives
START MEMO POSITION:
Director of Environment, Ministry of Home Affairs,
Housing and Environment
END MEMO POSITION:
START MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
Director, Environmental Research Center
END MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
START MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:

END MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
START MEMO US-TRAVEL:
1994 - on transit
2002 April - Attended UN-WSSD Summit at United
Nations
END MEMO US-TRAVEL:
START MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:

END MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
START MEMO EDUCATION:
Ph.D. in Coastal Resource Management, University of
New South Wales, Australia
END MEMO EDUCATION:
START MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:

END MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
START MEMO PUBLICATIONS:

END MEMO PUBLICATIONS:
START MEMO SPEC-CONSID:

END MEMO SPEC-CONSID:
FIRST-LANG: unknown
ENGL-READ: 4
ENGL-SPEAK: 4
ENGL-COMP: 4
START MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:

END MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:
START MEMO NOM-POST-RCMD:

END MEMO NOM-POST-RCMD:
START MEMO VIS-OBJ:

END MEMO VIS-OBJ:
START MEMO VIS-REC:

END MEMO VIS-REC:
NOMINATING-OFFICER: Econ/Com
START MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
Dr. Mohamed Ali is the Director of Environment and
Director, Environmental Research Center, Ministry of
Home Affairs, Housing and Environment. Dr. Ali is
the main player in the environment sector in the
Maldives (next to the Minister) and our key
environment contact. The Maldives possesses a
unique and fragile environment, which should be
managed properly. Environment issues such as global
climate change, sea level rise, global warming,
garbage disposal, air pollution and coral reef
protection will all effect the Maldives' economic
growth and its very survival over the next few
decades.
Dr. Mohamed Ali is also highly regarded by the UNDP
officials in Maldives. Dr. Ali has a Ph.D. in
Coastal Geology from University of New South Wales,
Australia. He has been to US in April 2002 to
attend a WSSD summit in NY.
Given his key role in environment sector, sending
Dr. Ali for this program will help strengthen our
ties and also enable him to learn first hand about
environment issues from a US perspective. We hope
this exposure will help him to appreciate US
positions on this important global subject and
consequently he will be able to play a more
constructive role in environment policy making.

END MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
NOM-OFF: Teresa Manlowe
SPEAKER?: No
NOTIFY-EMB: No
MEDIA?: No
HOME-STAY: No
HOME-HOSP?: No
E-I-TYPE:
NOMINEE-ID: 110
PERSON-ID: 112
BIRTH-CNTRY-ID: MV
CITIZ-CNTRY-ID: MV
RES-CNTRY-ID: MV
FIRST-LANG-ID:
E-I-TYPE-ID:
NOM-POST-ID: 2929
NOM-FUNDING-CNTRY-ID:
NOM-STATUS: N
END BIO:
END NOMINATION:

3. PLEASE ADVISE ACCEPTANCE OF THIS NOMINATION.
WILLS

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