Mauritius 20-21 June 2016

Women’s Forum Mauritius, organized by the Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society with the support and collaboration of H.E. Mrs. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, President of the Republic of Mauritius, will focus on the need for rapid innovation to protect the world’s biodiversity and to advance climate action. Building on the theme Meeting the climate challenge for SIDS and Africa, the high-level two-day meeting takes place 20-21 June 2016 in Mauritius.

Achieving distinction as a world-renowned biodiversity expert before she began her political career, President Gurib-Fakim is well-placed to comment on the rich natural flora and fauna of her country while underlining why Mauritius is a global biodiversity hotspot. Being a Small Island Developing State (SIDS) and an African country, Mauritius has to ensure a development process that is sustainable and, at the same time, that safeguards the country’s precious natural resources. The biggest challenge is how to achieve rapid innovation towards green energy and food security in the face of ongoing climate disruption.

Women’s Forum Mauritius will feature scientists, policymakers, and business leaders who are at the forefront of the climate and biodiversity movements. Drawing on the experiences of top-level speakers, delegates from around the world will discuss:

  • Climate and health: Challenges, opportunities, ways forward
  • Climate, agriculture, biodiversity: Challenges, opportunities, ways forward
  • Climate and energy: Challenges, opportunities, ways forward
  • Sci-tech breakthroughs for biodiversity, agriculture, health, and energy
  • Frugal GREEN innovation
  • Bringing more women and youth into the innovation movement

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