Small Islands in the Atlantic & Indian oceans working together to fight tough water challenges
Mauritius, Pointe aux Piments - The Ministry of Energy and Public Utilities organised a workshop aiming at identifying gender gaps and recommend measures to be taken so as to promote gender equality in the water sector. Around 30 participants from the public and private sectors attended the initiative held at Le Meridien Hotel in Pointe aux Piments. An expert on gender mainstreaming, Mrs Vasudha Pangare, was hired by the Atlantic and Indian Ocean SIDS Integrated Water Resources Management Project to support the development of guidelines and indicators for mainstreaming gender in the water, wastewater…continue reading →
Nairobi, Kenya - Last month the entry of Carla Rebelo (right on the picture), from Sao Tome and Principe, was selected as the winning entry of the Water4Islands Photo Contest organised in 6 Small Islands States (Cabo Verde, Comoros, Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles and Sao Tome and Principe) to celebrate World Water Day 2017. The winner attended the Stockholm World Water Week from 27 August to 01 September 2017. We gathered her thoughts about the entire experience below. 1) What did you learn about water at the world water week? The most important aspect I…continue reading →
Nairobi, Kenya – Last month the entry of Mahesh Kumar Aungnoo (left on the picture), from Mauritius, was selected as the 2 winning entries of the Water4Islands Photo Contest organised in 6 Small Islands States (Cabo Verde, Comoros, Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles and Sao Tome and Principe) to celebrate World Water Day 2017. The winner attended the Stockholm World Water Week from 27 August to 01 September 2017. We gathered his thoughts about the entire experience below. What did you learn about water at the world water week? Water is a natural resource but also…continue reading →
Praia City, 19 September 2017 - In order to develop the capacity of water professionals from several national institutions of Cabo Verde to identify strategies for managing and adapting to climate change, the National Agency for Water and Sanitation of Cabo Verde conducted workshop on how to use the framework of Integrated Water Resources Management to develop strategies to adapt to climate change and better manage flood risks. The two days event took place in the city of Praia. The workshop was divided in different themes: Assessing the impacts of climate change in…continue reading →
Mauritius, 03 September 2017 - A gender awareness workshop was conducted by the Ministry of Energy and Public Utilities of Mauritius . The event gathered 18 participants, among which high level officials from the Central Water Authority, the Water Resources Unit and the Wastewater Management Authority. The Deputy Prime Minister of the Government of the Republic of Mauritius also attended and participated in the discussion. Participants engaged in a lively debate and contributed ideas and views about perceived and real gender inequalities in Mauritius. Connections were made to the water sector and water utilities. Main…continue reading →
Moroni, Comoros - On 01 September 2017, the Ministry of Production, Environment, Energy, Industry and Crafts of Comoros hosted a press conference on the validation of a new national Integrated Water Resources Management Plan. The goal was to inform them on the content and the expected outcomes of the long terms plan. The objective of the Plan is to establish a framework for collaboration and implementation of political, legislative, institutional and economic reforms with a view to achieving sustainable water resources management and supporting the socio-economic development of the country. Stakeholders and sectors associated with…continue reading →
Sao Tome and Principe - The Directorate General of Natural Resources and Energy (DGRNE) recently embarked on a national touring exhibition on the topic of Integrated Water Resources Management. The aim of this activity was to raise awareness about specific water related problems affecting 10 communities around the island and show how IWRM can help solve these problems. A photo exhibition based on the entries submitted to the water4islands photo contest served to illustrate the sessions.
The entries of Mahesh Kumar Aungnoo, from Mauritius, and from Carla Rebelo, from São Tomé and Príncipe, were selected as the 2 winning entries of the Water4Islands Photo Contest organised in 6 Small Islands States (Cabo Verde, Comoros, Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles and Sao Tome and Principe) to celebrate World Water Day 2017. The two winners will be given the opportunity to attend the Stockholm World Water Week from 27 August to 01 September 2017.
Male, Maldives - Certificates were awarded to the winners of World Water Day Photo Contest 2017, at a ceremony held at the Ministry this afternoon. The photo contest was held on occasion of World Water Day 2017 under the theme “Why Waste Water?”. The main objective of this photo contest was to highlight the importance of water resource management. This photo contest was also held in six other countries. In this photo contest, 45 photographs from 18 participants were presented to the Ministry and the photographs were judged by 03 experts of the…continue reading →