The Official Ceremony to mark the beginning of AMED project is held at The Maldives National University with the presence of all project partner representatives, national media, deans and University staff. Assoc. prof. Igor Balaban, PhD from FOI (project coordinator), Ms Gordana Jugo from CARNET and Marcelo Maina, Ph. D. from UOC gave a few words of introduction as well as MNU Vice Chancellor Ali Fawaz Shareef, Ph. D. and MNU Project Manager Fathimath Nasiha Abdul Muhaimin, M.Ed. The ceremony was moderated by Aishath Shaheen, Deputy Vice Chancellor of the MNU.

During the initial meeting and the second day visit to Maldives, Project Coordinator, Assoc. Prof. Igor Balaban, Ph. D. and Ms Shimna Shakeeb, AMED project collaborator from the Maldives National University joined the national Villa Television programme, and the project teams were welcomed by MNU Chancellar Dr Mohamed Latheef.