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.
As Covid-19 continues to create uncertainties throughout the World and in Mauritius, UN International Women’s Day 2021, on the theme: “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”, highlights women’s and girls’ efforts to cope with the pandemic and to shape a more equal future.
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 edition of Gendered Voices aims to share the stories from the communities living in the villages impacted by the oil spill. Focused on women’s lives, the newsletter highlights the oil spill impact on the livelihoods of those working in marine-based activities or tourism, and whose lives have been affected by the disaster.
How climate action in Seychelles is improving access to water and protecting the community against flooding.

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2.23M

Population - Small Islands Developing States

1

among the 35 biodiversity hotspots in the world

4.38

CO2 emissions (metric tons per capita)

53.3%

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