Since its launch in February 2018, the OWSD Mauritius Chapter has gradually gained momentum and recognition, and is being increasingly solicited by various institutions, including several NGOs. The National Chapter works closely with the Australian High Commission for Mauritius, the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) and Curtin Mauritius, among others, in addition to its host organization, the Food and Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (FAREI), and others. The National Chapter counts 46 members and is continuing to expand its networking activities, in view of establishing additional collaborations and identifying joint projects and events for promoting scientific research and awareness in the country.
The National Chapter participated in a large number of activities in 2018 and 2019, including inter-university debates for students organized by AUF, an MT180 contest thesis presentation contest for PhD students, and a one-day workshop for educators held by Curtin Mauritius. A highlight of the year was the joint celebration marking one year since the launch of the National Chapter, as well as the International Day for Women and Girls in Science and International Women’s Day.
Read more about the Mauritius National Chapter’s many recent activities below.