We are pleased to inform you that this year, Ambition Africa 2020 will be both a physical and a virtual one! The event will take place on 17 & 18 November. For those who can make it to Paris, Ambition Africa will be held at the French Ministry for the Economy and Finance in Paris France. For those who are unable to be physically present, Ambition Africa look forward to you joining the forum virtually for a dynamic digital session.
Ambition Africa is the leading annual business forum for Franco-African economic and trade relations, organised under the high patronage of French President Emmanuel Macron and supported by the French Ministry of Economy and Finance, as well as the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs. Last year’s edition gathered more than 1250 participants from across the African continent and France! Approximately 1 480 formal meetings between African and French companies took place, as well as 800 informal ones.
Registration is FREE for African companies and entities!
Please find below links to access the Ambition Africa registration page, including the event website containing more information (provisional programme etc).
The Mauritius Research and Innovation Council (MRIC) has been providing sponsorship to MPhil/PhD students under its Postgraduate Award Scheme since 2005. Currently, there are 30 registered awardees undergoing their research studies in various fields at the University of Mauritius, University of Technology, Mauritius and the Open University of Mauritius.
The Council is organising the third edition of a Two-Day Conference for all MRIC Post-Graduate Awardees on Thursday 15th and Friday 16st October 2020 at the Conference Hall, Level 1, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Cybercity, Ebene to provide a platform to the awardees to present their respective progress in the form of a 20-minute presentation (including 5 minutes for questions and answers). Awardees will also be required to submit a paper not exceeding 2500 words which will be compiled into a conference proceeding.
The Council is hereby informing your institution of this activity and soliciting support for its implementation.
The University of Mauritius in consultation with industry has developed an MSC Artificial Intelligence. It is an industry-driven programme, funded under the HRDC’s skills development support programme for AI.
Interlocuteur de référence du secteur privé auprès de l’Etat et dans les rencontres à l’échelle nationale, le CEO de Business Mauritius passe en revue la situation économique prévalant dans le pays. Dans cet entretien finalisé le mercredi 2 septembre, Kevin Ramkaloan met l’accent sur la réouverture planifiée.
MRIC has launched a special call for proposals on Building Blue Resilience through Innovation to encourage Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), enterprises, private organisations, public and private institutions, academia and research institutions to implement research and/or innovative projects that can potentially improve and accelerate the national response to the challenges posed by the oil spill and to contribute to remedial and recovery efforts.
EU is financing 2 programmes with the SADC, i.e. the SIPS and SIBE programmes. For both programmes Mauritian Companies are eligible.
The service tender was relaunched and we are hopeful that the contracts will be signed by end of September and activities which can be implemented remotely will start.
Regarding the SIPS programme, we have worked to redirect some of the funds to the response to COVID (see infographics and concept note attached).
The call for innovative projects for the local manufacturing of COVID-19-relevant medical and pharmaceutical products was published on Monday. This includes, but is not limited to, personal protective equipment, sanitisers and disinfectants, ventilators and related equipment, and pharmaceuticals related to the prevention and treatment of COVID-19.
The call is part of the COVID-19 response package developed by the EU, the SADC Secretariat and Germany to respond to the COVID pandemic.
This support is targeted at private and public sector companies and initiatives (e.g. University initiatives, national technology initiatives) in the SADC region with innovative projects for the manufacturing of COVID-19-relevant medical and pharmaceutical products. The financial grant per successful single applicant is expected to range from EUR 50,000 to EUR 100,000 for for-profit companies, and from EUR 100,000 to EUR 200,000 for non-profit making initiative.
Interested applicant can apply until the 24 August 2020.
Kevin Ramkaloan : «La majorité des salariés reprennent aussi le chemin du travail aujourd’hui. Environ 10 % continueront à travailler de la maison. Parmi eux, ceux qui occupant des postes administratifs, et d’autres dans les services financiers et le secteur ICT/BPO ».
Business Mauritius : « Un maintien des mesures jusqu’à fin 2020. Le CEO de Business Mauritius, Kevin Ramkaloan, estime que l’appui de L’Etat afin de sauvegarder les entreprises et l’emploi est nécessaire. »