Mauritius hosts institute aiding African S&T training

By Nasseem Ackbarally [PORT LOUIS] An international charity and non-governmental organisation that works to promote Africa’s scientific independence has launched a local office in Mauritius to help boost research and development (R&D) on the continent. The opening of a local office of the UK-headquartered Planet Earth Institute (PEI) late last year (23 November) is to …

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Mauritius launches online weather portal for farmers

By Nasseem Ackbarally [PORT LOUIS] Mauritius has launched an agricultural decision support system (ADSS) to collect and disseminate timely and accurate information on weather and climate change. The ADSS will relay information about temperature, humidity, rainfall, wind speed and direction and solar radiation to farmers, university students and researchers. With the system, data collected by …

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What islands can learn from Mauritius about tourism and entertainment

Vanessa GB Gowreesunkar, Mauritius Institute of Education Tourism remains incredibly important for island destinations – and that trend shows no signs of slowing down or reversing. The tourism industry provides business opportunities and contributes to economic development on islands. But research shows that the tourists of the 21st century are more demanding and have different …

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Mauritius gets online tool to measure GHG emissions

By Nasseem Ackbarally [PORT-LOUIS] Mauritius now has an online tool that allows policymakers and other users to evaluate and choose the best measures to reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions. The tool, referred to as the Mauritius 2050 Pathways Calculator, is customised from the UK 2050 Pathways Calculator and can help users explore different scenarios of …

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Climate change kit for students in Mauritius

By Nasseem Ackbarally [PORT LOUIS] A new education kit has been unveiled in Mauritius to help students learn about climate change adaptation and mitigation measures. The Mauritius Institute of Education (MIE) launched the Climate Change Education Kit last month (1 September) and announced that it is targeting 258,000 primary and secondary school students who are …

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