Maurice accueille la 3e Conférence ministérielle sur la sécurité et la sûreté en mer dans l’océan Indien occidental

9 Nov 2023|

Depuis 2018, le gouvernement de la République de Maurice a fait des enjeux de sécurité maritime l’un des axes forts de sa politique régionale. En effet, Maurice a accueilli en avril 2018 et juin 2019 deux conférences ministérielles sur le sujet avec plus de 30 délégations d’Etats et d’organisations internationales participantes. Le 16 novembre prochain, le gouvernement mauricien accueillera une troisième édition. Objectif : confirmer et amplifier les engagements contre les risques et crimes en mer. La Commission de l’océan Indien, [... lire plus]

Empowering Fishing Communities with better fishing techniques

22 Sep 2023|

Teach a man how to fish, you shall feed him for a lifetime... How about teaching fishermen how to use the adequate fishing techniques, so that they thrive in their trade for generations to come? This concept aptly captures the essence of the ten-day training programme on Fishing Techniques around Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs). The training was held in Mauritius from the 3rd to the 12th of October 2022. These sessions have helped fishermen from Mauritius, Comoros and Madagascar [... lire plus]

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Consolidating small-scale fishing in the Indian Ocean: Review of the Annual General Meeting of the Federation of Artisanal Fishermen of the Indian Ocean (FPAOI)

22 Sep 2023|

The Annual General Meeting of the FPAOI has been a pivotal event for professionals of artisanal fishing in the region. Participants from the member countries of the FPAOI — namely the Union of the Comoros, Réunion, Madagascar, Mauritius, and Seychelles — have attended this assembly, which took place from the 10th to 12th of July 2023 on Réunion island. During the meeting, the president of the FPAOI, Mr. Keith André, along with representatives from various institutions discussed the future [... lire plus]

20 Malagasy journalists ready to cover the elections

13 Sep 2023|

From September 4 to 8, in Antananarivo, a training course for journalists on the professional coverage of electoral processes was held. Organized by the IOC in collaboration with Madagascar's Independent National Electoral Commission, the training aims to build the capacity of media professionals to process and disseminate information relating to electoral processes. This week of training is part of the IOC's Governance, Peace and Stability project, supported by the "Agence française de développement" (AFD), which aims to "improve the skills [... lire plus]

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When transparency empowers communities…

1 Sep 2023|

During the 27th session of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission, which took place in Mauritius from 8th to 12th of May 2023, the Federation of Artisanal Fishers of the Indian Ocean (FPAOI) and the South West Indian Ocean Tuna Forum (SWIOTUNA) presented a comprehensive set of Position Statements and Policy Recommendations advocating for transparency in fisheries management to the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC). Let us dive in… Information gap Artisanal fishers of coastal communities are finding themselves at [... lire plus]

BEM Recycling’s green agenda

24 Aug 2023|

Mauritius aspires to become a sustainable and eco-responsible island, and this local company is committed to helping it get there. Focus on BEM Recycling, a family business dedicated to recycling electronic and electrical waste (WEEE), which deserves to be recognised. The keyword: Recycling While it has been around for 20 years, the company has operated at La Chaumière in Saint Martin since 2017. It adopts a zero landfilling policy, which means breaking down, recycling and reusing [... lire plus]

Fishing: a profession for women too!

4 Aug 2023|

Born in the coastal village of Anse Raffin in Rodrigues, Dalila Hall had always been attracted by the sea. After completing her studies, she chose to embrace her passion and embark on a fishing career. Now a mother of four, she is proud of the profession that has shaped her into the woman she is today. A difficult, but rewarding job Being a fisher is not easy, and Dalila knows it: getting up early in the morning, bringing the [... lire plus]

Prevention, reduction and control of Marine Plastic Pollution in African and Indian Ocean developing island states (AIODIS)

3 Jul 2023|

This is a background study for prevention, reduction and control of marine plastic pollution in Africa Indian Ocean Developing Island States (AIODIS). The AIODIS included in the study are: Cape Verde, Comoros, Guinea Bissau, Madagascar, Maldives, Mauritius, São Tomé and Seychelles. La Réunion is a member of the AIODIS group, but is not included in the study. The study has a particular focus on development of sensitisation strategies and the role of the circular economy. Part [... lire plus]

Assessment of intellectual property issues related to innovative circular economy projects in the African and Indian Ocean developing island states

3 Jul 2023|

This document contains a revised draft version of a report on a consultancy on the assessment of intellectual property (IP) issues related to innovative projects in the field of the circular economy (CE) in the African and Indian Ocean Developing Island States (AIODIS).The study is managed by the Indian Ocean Commission and financed by the World Bank under the ‘Promotion of African & Indian Ocean Island Developing States Blue Economy’ component of the regional ‘South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Governance [... lire plus]

Circular economy in the African and Indian Ocean developing island states

3 Jul 2023|

Natural resources use and material consumptions have exponentially increased in the past 20 years (Schandl et al., 2018; Wiedmann et al., 2015).They have led to various environmental problems such as the biodiversity crisis but also socio-economic issues with the widening of the inequality gap (Marques et al., 2019; Teixidó-Figueras et al., 2016). The global economic system and the capitalist manners of exploiting natural resources have been seen as major contributors to the situation (Seis, 2001). Since the 1960s, alternative systems [... lire plus]

AIODIS High Level Meeting: towards an effective transition to circular economy

22 May 2023|

The annual meeting of AIODIS (African and Indian Ocean Island Developing States), a sub component of the World Bank-funded SWIOFish2 project, was held from the 30th of November to the 2nd of December in Mauritius. The AIODIS beneficiary countries are Cape Verde, São Tomé and Principe, Guinea-Bissau, Union of Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius and Seychelles. Representatives from the government, as well as the private sector and the non-governmental organisations from the AIODIS countries gathered to discuss the [... lire plus]

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Better days ahead for these fishermen

24 Apr 2023|

Fishing is a well established activity for the population of Saint Augustin – a village found in the Tulear province in Madagascar. The reason? While the families in this village mainly live off fishing, it is also one of the few ways they can make a bit of money. This is the case of Razafimandimby Charles. For him, as for many villagers, fishing is a family matter. “Where I come from, men go fishing at sea, [... lire plus]

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Hopes of a brighter future for fishermen

12 Apr 2023|

He loves the sea but remains down to earth… Randriatahina Edmond is a passionate Malagasy fisherman, aware of the stakes of non-adequate fishing practices. His only wish? That fishermen start switching to better alternatives. Not like before! It was back in 1990. Edmond, who has a degree in Natural Sciences, was fascinated by the sea and decided to set aside his area of expertise to become a fisherman. At the time, this occupation was very rewarding. [... lire plus]

Giving a second life to ocean waste!

16 Feb 2023|

The ocean’s trash can be another person’s treasure... This inspiring philosophy gave two women the idea of upcycling ocean waste to create original and useful products. Here is their story An eco-friendly initiative Based in Cabo Verde, Simili - Transformação e Reciclagem Lda is a small business with a vision: to create beautiful things out of love for the ocean. Founded by Débora Roberto and Helena Moscoso, the company acknowledges the importance of a circular economy [... lire plus]

Anupama Latest Full Episode Watch Online 2023

7 Jan 2023|

How To Watch Anupama Latest Episode Online ? Watch Anupama latest episode online every day on Disney+ Hotstar. Anupama helps Anuj prepare for office and quietly performs his nazar. Anuj helps her dry her wet hair. The Serial theme song plays in the background. Toshu shows his family his backyard real estate sales office and asks if they liked his surprise. Hasmukh asks when he did that. Virat asks when he did that. Toshu says that it is a makeshift office [... lire plus]

Let us try to clear the coast… from plastic pollution!

24 Nov 2022|

It would be a fish tale to say that our marine biodiversity does not suffer from plastic pollution… By now, it is well known that tons and tons of plastic are dumped into the oceans every year. Unfortunately, overconsumption and a throwaway culture encourage this crisis of plastic waste. This is why the SWIOFish2 project has started a sensitisation campaign with a group of primary schools of the African and Indian Ocean Developing Island States (AIODIS). The beneficiary countries are: [... lire plus]