The Mauritius and Seychelles Accelerator Lab is hiring 10 Community Volunteers: 5 for the Republic of Mauritius, including Rodrigues, and 5 for the Republic of Seychelles for a period of 6 months, starting in October 2021. The UN Community volunteers will support the Accelerator Lab to bring together all the identified innovators and solutions to build a GRassroot Innovation Database (GRID) covering Mauritius and Seychelles, comprising new approaches to cope with today's development challenges.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP) will support 10 Non-Governmental Organisations involved in sustainable development projects in Mauritius and Rodrigues. A grant amount of Rs 24,195,160 was formalized through the signature of a memorandum of agreement with beneficiaries. This amount includes an initial donation of Rs 20,613,010 and additional financial support of Rs 3,582,150 from other UNDP projects to three of the ten recipients.
The UNDP multicountry office for Mauritius and Seychelles presents its 2020 annual reports for the Republic of Mauritius and the Republic of Seychelles respectively. These annual reports capture the results of the strategic actions and programmatic interventions of the Country Office to provide support to the people and Governments of both countries to respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic while maintaining efforts towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
While the pandemic has created uncertainties about the shape of recovery, both at the domestic and global level, the Mauritian Government’s recovery programme reflected in the 2021-2022 budget provides some practical foresight necessary to protect the economy and build readiness for the post- COVID-19 era. This policy brief articulates the government recovery proposals in the 2021-2022 national budget. It places emphasis on building back better through three strategic areas namely: building and sustaining the private sector, rethinking of the tourism sector as a core pillar of the economy; and leveraging the potential of digitisation.
This new edition of the UNDP Gendered Voices Newsletter sheds light on the pandemic-triggered challenges and resilience strategies developed by women entrepreneurs in the the informal sector, particularly those involved in green jobs, in the Republic of Mauritius and Rodrigues Island.
Four small islands on the frontline of climate change Small islands sit on the front line against climate change. It can be an unfair reality to accept that, despite contributing less than 1% of total greenhouse gases, these island states stand to suffer the biggest and worst impacts of climate change. For the communities that live on these islands, climate change threatens their livelihoods, and sometimes their very existence.

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