Wednesday 13 July 2011

09.15 – 09.20

Welcome address by Assoc Prof S Rosunee, Associate Professor, Department of Textile Technology,University of Mauritius

09.20 – 09.25

Address by Prof K Morgan, Vice-Chancellor, University of Mauritius

09.25 – 09.35

Address by Prof S Jugessur, GOSKPro-Chancellor, University of Mauritius

09.35 – 09.45

Address by the Hon Dr V K Bunwaree, Minister of Education and Human Resources, Republic of Mauritius

09.45 – 10.00

Opening Address and Launching of the Awareness Week on Climate Change by the Hon D Virahsawmy, GOSK, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, Republic of Mauritius

10.00 – 10.30

Tea/Coffee Break

10.30 – 11.10

Keynote address by Prof (Dr) T Thiel-Clemen, Professor, Department of Computer Science, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany

11.10 – 11.50

Keynote address by Ms S Nair, Associate Fellow and Area Convenor, Centre for Global Environment Research, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi, India

11.50 – 12.00


12.00 – 13.00


13.00 – 13.15

The Adaptation Dynamics of Agriculture to Climate Change – S Facknath, Department of Agriculture and Food Science, UoM

13.15 – 13.30

Climate Change Adaptation Measures for Mauritian Agriculture: Stakeholder's Perspective – S Hardowar & R Brizmohun-Gopaul, Department of Agricultural Production and Systems, UoM

13.30 – 13.45

MID or Myth? – K Elahee, Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering, UoM

13.45 – 14.00

Improving the Livelihood of Onion Farmers of the South East and Protecting the Local Red Onion as a Patrimoine Agricole de Maurice – P Bapoo-Dundoo, Eco-Counsellor and National Coordinator, Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme, UNDP

14.00 – 14.15

Research and Development to Boost the Environmental Sustainability of FM Denim’s Operations – B Cheekhooree, General Manager, FM Denim

14.15 – 14.30

Perspectives of the Youth on the Climate Change Debate: The Case of Mauritius – R Unmar,  S Rosunee & R Sultan, Department of Textile Technology and Department of Economics & Statistics, Faculty of Social Studies & Humanities, UoM

14.30 – 14.45

Tea/Coffee Break

14.45 – 15.00

The Inner Dimensions of Sustainability: Core Values for Sustainable Development – R Unmar & S Rosunee, Department of Textile Technology, UoM

15.00 – 15.15

Global Warming-Related Photo-Physiological Stress and Bleaching in Scleractinian Corals at the Lagoon of Belle Mare, Mauritius – S Mattan-Moorgawa, R Bhagooli & SDDV Rughooputh, Department of Biosciences and Department of Physics, UoM

15.15 – 15.30

Farmers, Climate Change and Food Security – T S Ramessur & N Mamode Khan, Department of Chemistry, Department of Economics and Statistics, , UoM

15.30 – 15.45

A Preliminary Analysis of the Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture in Mauritius – RSultan & V Tandrayen-Ragoobur & R Oomah, Department of Economics and Statistics, UoM

15.45 – 16.00

The Use of Public Bus Transport as an Option for Climate Change Mitigation Option and Sustainable Mobility in Mauritius – Challenges and Opportunities – R Sultan & K Senivassen, Department of Economics and Statistics, UoM


Thursday 14 July 2011

Venue: Paul Octave Wiehe Auditorium

(Target group: Primary Schools & Secondary Schools)

09.15 – 09.30

Tour of the Exhibits*

09.30 – 09.40

Short Play (Slam) on Major Environmental Issues and Measures to Prevent Them – Britannia Govt. School

09.40 – 09.50

Short Video on Capacity building to address climate change – Gaetan Raynal SC

09.50 – 10.00

Short Play on Consequences of Climate Change on our Environment – Charles Telfair Govt. School

10.00 – 10.10

Short Video on Deforestation and Desertification – Phoenix SSS

10.10 – 10.25

Short Play on Adaptation Strategies to Address Climate Change – Dar Ul Ilm Primary School

10.25 – 10.45

Short Play on A World without Plastic is Fantastic – Gopeechand Chuttur Govt. School

10.45 – 11.45


11.45 – 11.55

Short Play on Renewable Energies – Le Nid Primary School

11.55 – 12.10

Short Video on Promoting a Green Environment – France Boyer de la Giroday SSS

12.10 – 12.25

Short Video on Adaptation Strategies to Climate Change – Hindu Girls’ College

12.25 – 12.35

Short Play on Importance of Expiry Dates – Petit Verger Govt. School

12.35 – 12.45

Slam on Environmental Degradation – Keats College (Boys)

12.45 – 12.55

Short Video on Awareness about Renewable Energy (Green Future) – Sir Adbool Raman Osman State College

12.55 – 13.05

Short Video on Deforestation and Desertification – Sir A R Mohamed SSS

13.05 – 13.15

Short Video on Environmental Degradation – M P Sharma Jugdambi SSS

13.15 – 13.45

Prize Giving Ceremony


Friday 15 July 2011

Venue: Paul Octave Wiehe Auditorium, Réduit

09.15 – 09.30

An Innovative Approach to Promote Climate Change Adaptation Activities from Grassroot Level Community upto Decision-Makers –   N Sok Appadu, Association pour le Developpement Durable

09.30 – 09.45

Climate Change: Impacts and Actions Needed – P Ramgolam, Environment Care Association

09.45 – 10.00

Towards Low-Carbon, Climate-Resilient Policies – P Deenapanray, Ecological Living in Action (ELIA)

10.00 – 10.30

Tea Break

10.30 – 10.45

Vulnerability Index as a Screening Tool for Assessing Risks and Builiding Resilience in Mauritius – K Beeharry Panray, Environmental Protection & Conservation Organisation (EPCO)

10.45 – 11.00

Overview of the Impact of Climate Change on the Non-Sugar Agricultural Sector in Mauritius and Strategies for Adaptation – M A Atawoo, Wooton Crop Research Station, Agricultural Research and Extension Unit

11.00 – 11.15

Climate Change: Facts, Impacts and Adaptation Measures – R K Dhurmea, Mauritius Meteorological Services

11.15 – 11.30

Is Global Climate Change affecting Native Mauritian Biodiversity? – R V V Tatayah, Mauritian Wildlife Foundation

11.30 – 11.45

Climate Change Adaptation Policies for the Sugar Cane Sector –  R Nayamuth, Mauritius Sugar Industry Research Institute

11.45 – 12.00

An Overview of the African Adaptation Programme - Republic of Mauritius – M Desha, United Nations Development Programme

12.00 – 13.00




*List of the Exhibits

Venue: Lobby, Paul Octave Wiehe Auditorium

Primary Schools

Poster on Environmental Degradation

Baichoo Madhoo Govt. School

Drawing on the Importance of Trees and Farming

Beau Vallon Govt. School

Poster on Environmental Degradation

Dar Ul Ilm Primary School

Drawing on the Making of Salt using Solar Energy

Maheshwarnath Govt. School

Poster on Clean Up Campaign and Planting of Trees

New Bambous Govt. School

Poster on Environmental Degradation over the World

Nouvelle France Govt. School

Drawing on Sources of Global Warming and its Effects on the Environment

Raoul Rivet Govt. School

Drawing on Climate Change and its Impact on Living Things

Villiers René Govt School

Secondary Schools

Poster on the Documentation of Natural Catastrophes – Flood, Drought & Cyclones

Beau Bassin SSS

Creative Expression on the ‘Maquette’ of the World and Different Environmental Degradation

Forest Side SSS

Creative Expression on the ‘Maquette’ representing Degradation of the Environment due to Deforestation

Forest Side SSS

Creative Expression on the Capacity Building to Address Climate Change

Gaetan Raynal State College

Poster on Causes and Effects of Climate Change

Imperial College

Poster on Deforestation and Desertification

Mahatma Gandhi Secondary School

Poster on Deforestation and Desertification

Mauricia Institute

Poster on Environmental Degradation

Ramsoondar Prayag SSS

Poster on Renewable Energies

Renganaden Seeneevassen SSS

Poster on Capacity Building to Address Climate Change

Sharma Jugdambi SSS

Drawing on Poverty

Shrimati Indira Gandhi SSS

Creative Expression on How to Make New Renewable Energies from Nature

Shrimati Indira Gandhi SSS

Poster on Environmental Degradation Issue and What Attempts can be taken at National Level to find Solutions

Universal College