The Consultative Workshop on National Environmental Policy : an opportunity to adjust to contemporary environmental challenges
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is one of the world’s largest multilateral development agencies partnering with national stakeholders from the government, private sector, academia and civil society, to achieve 2030 national visions and to build a world where no one is leaving behind. To achieve this aim, UNDP provides and supports capacity building efforts, promotes policy dialogue and advocacy, and shares best practices and knowledge.
UNDP Country Office in Mauritius and Seychelles partners with both countries in the area of inclusive development, environment protection, climate change adaptation and disaster risk management. Capacity building for the public sector and gender mainstreaming will remain key areas of intervention.
The Climate Change Adaptation programme is in its last year of implementation. The programme embarked on major coastal protection works at 13 different sites toincrease climate resilience of communities and livelihoods in the coastal areas of Mauritius.The programme comprises of the construction of a refuge centre, mangrove plantations and costal adaptation works, as well as establishing an early warning system for storm surges. It also comprises training and capacity building, as well as policy mainstreaming, knowledge dissemination and management components.
This report presents an initial assessment of the social and economic impact of Covid-19 on Seychelles. It has been prepared in line with the UN Secretary General’s recommendation of extending UN support to national Covid-19 responses. The report is aimed at stimulating policy debate on recovery and building a resilient economy that can withstand future shocks, and inform programming by Government and the UN system. The study relied on secondary data from national and global sources, complemented by extensive consultations with sector experts, communities and actors in the formal and informal private sector including small, medium and large business establishments. It identifies several impacts of the pandemic on the economy and social sector, while also articulating the efficacy of Government programmes designed to cushion the country from the negative shock presented by the pandemic.
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