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[Video] Ian Humphreys: “Eco-schools become a way of life”

Since the pilot project set up in Mauritius in 2015, the Eco-schools Programme has spread from the initial 28 schools to 117, Rodrigues island included. Ian Humphreys of the Foundation for Environmental Education, is in Mauritius as mentor to the project, which is overseen locally by the NGO Reef Conservation. Developed in 1994, the Eco-Schools programme targets young people by supporting them in finding solutions, at their level, to environmental

MIoD’s director development programme equips Mauritian firms for sustainability

The Mauritius Institute of Directors (MIoD) emphasized the role of sustainable development in the global strategy of companies through an MQA-approved workshop focussing on corporate sustainability. Held at the Hennessy Park Hotel on October 2, 2014, the objective of this training was to encourage participants to reflect on the integration of sustainable development, which is a compelling value-add strategy, within their companies. The directors were taken through an in-depth discussion

PM Navin Ramgoolam to represent Mauritius at US-Africa Leaders’ Summit

Mauritius’ Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam left the island shores yesterday on July 31, 2014 for the three-day US-Africa Leaders’ Summit, starting Monday in Washington. The theme chosen for the summit ‘Investing in the Next Generation’ is at the core of the government’s responsibility and work, as it focuses on the next generation’s needs. The event would thus serve as a platform to discuss ways of stimulating growth, unlocking opportunities, and

Claiming back our Seas – Part II

Seatizens – Behind this incredibly tacky name is a mind-set I want to share with you. Happy World Oceans Day ! Dirty Blue 72 % of our planet’s surface is covered in water – so much it seems we should have called it Ocean instead of Earth. You’ve all heard this, right? Here’s how much water that actually amounts to: (Photo credit: Jack Cook. Source: From Quarks to Qasars) The

Azuri champions cause of sustainable development in Mauritius

“Value the marine environment for sustainable development” was Mauritius-based hospitality major Azuri’s objective in sponsoring two days training of seven professionals from the tourism and marine sector. This professional training in ‘Foundation on Coastal and Marine Habitats of Mauritius’, which took place at the Riverside Shopping Centre at Rivière-du-Rempart’ was organised by the NGO Reef Conservation, and fits within its framework of corporate social responsibility (CSR). The training was aimed

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