Mauritius and Seychelles Accelerator Lab will be launched on 21 April 2021. The Accelerator Lab will be working on crucial issues facing Mauritius and Seychelles such as the impact of border closures, declining tourism, suffering businesses, and the gendered implications of COVID-19 on the labour markets.
Small Island Developing States have forged their ability to adapt to continuous challenges such as their reliance on remote global markets for food and fuel supplies. Adopting new and innovative approaches to the development challenges, through community collaboration and technological adaptation has helped these islands become more resilient. Over and above the usual trends and challenges, the Global UNDP Accelerator Lab network provides a unique opportunity to contribute to islands achieving their targeted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.
The AfCFTA Secretariat and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) today have signed a strategic partnership to promote trade as a stimulus for Africa’s socioeconomic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, and as a driver of sustainable development particularly for women and youth in Africa, in line with the SDGs and Agenda 2063 common vision for the continent.
Following the launch of the high-level dialogue with sectoral policymakers to review the Mauritius Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), ahead of COP 26, on 16 February 2021, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), facilitated several rounds of technical consultations on the NDCs in Mauritius and Rodrigues, under the Climate Promise Initiative.
This second edition of UNDP Mauritius Gendered Voices Newsletter explores the multifaceted forms of gendered barriers women face in the energy sector and highlights the gender needs that must be addressed as part of empowering women and ‘Leaving No One Behind’ in efforts to build a green economy.
How climate action in Seychelles is improving access to water and protecting the community against flooding.

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