23rd to 24th August 2021

Malé, Maldives


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Research towards pandemic response, recovery and resilience

Interested researchers may present their papers in any one or more of the following sub-themes:

1.         Fishery, agriculture, and marine resources

2.         Housing, infrastructure, land use and transport

3.         Environment and climate change

4.         Science and engineering

5.         Education and training

6.         Innovation and computer technology

7.         Religion and language

8.         History and culture

9.         Population and demography

10.       Governance and politics

11.       Journalism and social media

12.       Medicine and nursing

13.       Health, nutrition, fitness and mental well-being

14.       Hospitality, travel and tourism

15.       Entrepreneurship and management

16.       Industry and trade

17.       Economics and finance

18.       Law, justice, defence and security

19.       Gender and human rights

Oral Presenter Poster Presenter Listener
Foreign Nationals USD 50 USD 50 USD 75
Maldivian Nationals MVR 100 MVR 100 MVR 150
MNU Staff Free Free Free
Students Free Free Free

  • Provide advice about all matters related to the conference.
  • Ensure quality delivery and achievement of the conference.
  • Provide advice about changes to the conference as it develops.
  • Provides support, guidance and oversight of progress.

Dr. Mohamed Shareef (Vice Chancellor) (Chairperson)
Dr. Aishath Shehenaz Adam (DVC R&E)
Ms. Aishath Shaheen Ismail (DVC AA)
Mr. Hussain Haleem (DVC F & A)
Dr. Raheema Abdul Raheem (Director of Research)

  • Oversee the whole event
  • Delegate tasks, and make sure that things are all set for the conference.
  • From planning the event, inviting guest speakers to refreshments
  • Finalizing the venue
  • Report to steering committee

Dr. Aishath Shehenaz Adam(Chairperson)
Dr. Raheema Abdul Raheem (Convener)
Ms. Rifaath Hassan
Dr. Fazeel Najeeb
Dr. Aishath Naila
Dr. Hawwa Shiuna Musthafa
Ms. Nash’aa Ahmed Naseem
Ms. Aminath Shahla
Ms. Asiya Ibrahim (CA) and secretariat
Ms. Rasheeda Abdul Rahman

  • Suggest reviewers for the abstracts and papers.
  • Meet with organizing committeeand schedule all paper sessions, keynote address, roundtables, workshops, the opening and closing ceremonies
  • Provide an updated preliminary programme for publication on the conference website.
  • Prepare official conference documents including the Conference Programme and Book of Abstracts for approval of the Organising Committee with the help of Finance, Operations and Publicity Committee
  • Update the Programme on a daily basis, post notices for all delegates and oversee the smooth operation of the Programme during the conference.
  • While inclusiveness is important, the Programme Chair and Committee should also ensure that accepted abstracts/papers are of an appropriate standard for an international scholarly conference.

Ms. Rifaath Hassan (Chairperson)
Dr. Aishath Naila (Chairperson)
Dr. Raheema Abdul Raheem
Dr. Fazeel Najeeb
Dr. Sheena Moosa
Dr. Abdulla Nazeer
Dr. Hawwa Shiuna Musthafa
Ms. Nash’aa Ahmed Naseem
Ms. Aminath Shazly
Ms. Asiya Leela Ahmed
Dr. Fazeela Waheed
Dr. Shazla Mohamed
Dr. Aminath Riyaz
Dr. Mariyam Suzana
Dr. Aminath Shiyama
Dr. Waseema Fikuree
Dr. Aminath Shafiya Adam
Dr. Ahmed Mohamed
Dr. Ahmed Inaz
Dr. Fathimath Nishan
Dr. Mohamed Mursaleen

  • Promote the conference to potential authors, delegates and wider media.
  • Develop media releases and communicating key messages about the conference.
  • Provide all IT related assistance
  • Collect conference fees
  • Manage all the finance, accounting and operational matters related to the conference
  • Seek sponsorships and manage related matters
  • Procurement
  • Gatekeeping
  • Venue management
  • Other matters of finance, operations and publicity

Dr. Aishath Shehenaz Adam(Chairperson)
Dr. Raheema Abdul Raheem
Ms. Asiya Leela Ahmed
Ms. Fathimath Ahlam Niyaz
Ms. Shahda Moosa
Mr. Hussain Shinan
Ms. Aminath Shahla
Mr. Hussain Haleem (Chairperson)
Ms. Aishath Naeem
Mr. Mohamed Zahir
Mr. Ahmed Ameen Mohamed

Important Dates

Abstract submission:                Wednesday, 16 June 2021

Abstract acceptance:               Wednesday, 30 June 2021

Submission of full paper:          Sunday, 15 August 2021

Conference dates:                   23 – 24 August 2021

Arabic, Dhivehi, or English

Abstract Submission Guideline: Please refer to: rc.mnu.edu.mv/theveli

Publication of Abstracts and Papers


Publication of Abstracts and Papers Accepted abstracts will be included in the conference documentation. Full papers should be prepared for presentation at the conference and they will be considered for publication in our journal, The Maldives National Journal of Research (MNJR) after its double-blind review process. If you wish your paper to be considered for publication in our journal, please indicate this at the time of submission.