The Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) has appointed former president Mohamed Nasheed as the partnership’s new Secretary General.

Nasheed, in a post to social media, expressed his appreciation to the CVF by thanking the President of Ghana, the nation currently charing the partnership, Nana Akufo-Addo on his appointment while also expressing enthusiasm towards working with incoming CVF President, Mia Amor Mottley, the Prime Minister of Barbados.

“Thank you President @NAkufoAddo [Akufo-Addo] for putting faith in me to be the new Secretary-General of @TheCVF. I’ll give it my best shot! Look forward to working with Prime Minister @miaamormottley [Mottley] as the incoming CVF president.”

Mohamed Nasheed posting on X

The CVF is an international partnership of 58 highly vulnerable nations serving as a platform of cooperation, for participating governments, to act together to deal with climate change. The CVF was founded by the Maldives government, during the Nasheed administration, heading into the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, COP15. The CVF’s purpose for COP15 was to increase awareness of countries considered vulnerable to climate change. In addition to the Maldives, CVF lists 11 nations as the partnership’s ‘founding members.’

The 11 founding members constituted the first forum, held in the Maldives in November 2009, where the CVF adopted the ‘Declaration of the Climate Vulnerable Forum’ also know as the ‘Malé Declaration.’