Detection, tracking and control of sources of infection such as clusters and transmission routes, were central in preventing the further spread of COVID-19. Despite a quite efficient response to the present sanitary crisis, Mauritius still has to increase its capacity to respond to future health crises.
The COVID-19 pandemic has also impacted the energy sector globally. The forced shutdown of many economies worldwide has resulted in decreased energy demand and a decline in oil prices. Although the full repercussions on the energy sector are yet to be determined, the opportunity to have the global economic recovery powered by renewable energy should not be missed.
The United Nations Development Programme, in partnership with the governments of Mauritius and Seychelles, has launched a regional project to restore coral reefs in both countries.
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the vulnerability of both Mauritius and Rodrigues in terms of food security. One immediate response of the population has been a renewed interest in backyard gardening. This presents an excellent opportunity to propel both Mauritius and Rodrigues to adopt the Land Degradation Neutrality Targets of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).
Through the Climate Promise Initiative, UNDP is supporting the review of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) of the Republic of Mauritius for the amount of USD 300,000. With an integrated approach, UNDP aims to harness the wide-ranging expertise of our Global Policy Network. The Climate Promise Initiative is designed to strengthen climate solutions with perspectives from governance, health, water, gender equality, women’s and youth empowerment, disaster risk reduction, and inclusive growth, among others.
Building job skills & empowering the next generation of food growers on Rodrigues Island, Republic of Mauritius, through an organic farming school.

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Population - Small Islands Developing States

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among the 35 biodiversity hotspots in the world

4.38

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