•ICT/BPO - Stakeholder Consultation/Validation Workshop for Nomenclature of Job Roles
14 March - A stakeholder consultation/validation workshop for nomenclature of job roles for the ICT/BPO sector, organised by the Human Development Resource Council (HRDC), opens in Ebène. The workshop provides an opportunity for stakeholders’ input into the nomenclature through general consensus and consultations as well as in considering practicalities for alignment and harmonisation of job roles.
•University of Mauritius Confers Honorary Degree of Civil Law to Indian President
13 March - The President of India, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee, who is on a three-day State Visit to Mauritius in the context of the National Day celebrations, is conferred Honorary Degree of Civil Law by the University of Mauritius at Octave Wiehe Auditorium, Réduit.
•Working Session between Indian President and Mauritian PM
12 March - Working session at Clarisse House between the Indian President, Mr Pranab Mukherjee, and the Prime Minister, Dr Ramgoolam, and signature of three Memoranda of Understanding relating to cooperation in the fields of health and medicine; persons with disabilities and senior citizens; and tourism.
•Celebration of National Day at Anjalay Stadium
12 March - An oﬃcial ceremony at Anjalay Stadium, Belle Vue, followed by a cultural show, marks the 45Th Independence anniversary and 21ST anniversary of the Republic of Mauritius. The Chief Guest is the President of India, Mr Pranab Mukherjee.
The theme chosen for this year’s celebrations is ‘Enn Pei, Enn Nasion, Enn Destin ’- One country, One nation, One Destiny.
•Finals of Youth Song and Dance Fiesta
11 March - The finals of the Song and Dance Fiesta, organised in the context of National Day celebrations and National Youth Day, are held on the premises of the Municipality of Vacoas/Phoenix. The event has as theme ‘Enn Pei, Enn Nasion, Enn Destin’.
•Strategic Framework 2013-2015: Young Women advocating for Gender Equality
8 March - Launching of a Strategic Framework advocating for gender equality during International Women’s Day celebrations held at Octave Wiehé Auditorium, Réduit. The document is the outcome of a workshop held in February 2013 where representatives of newly created women’s associations, secondary schools, NGOs and youth clubs discussed issues pertaining to promoting gender equality and charting the way forward towards the social, economic and political empowerment of women.
•Inauguration of Pailles Health Community Centre
7 March - The Pailles Community Centre is inaugurated. To the tune of Rs 2.25 million for renovation works and costs for equipment and furniture, the Health Community Centre will cater for the about 7 500 inhabitants of Cité Mauvillac, Pailles Road, Monte Bello, Cité Grand River North West, Cité Jonction and part of Plaine Lauzun.
•Consultative Workshop on Collaborative Research Programme on Diabetes
7 March: A Consultative Workshop is organised by the Mauritius Research Council in Ebène to create a common platform on the diabetes epidemic from a research perspective among relevant stakeholders. The workshop also aims at collecting inputs from all participants to create ownership in a common consolidated diabetes research programme for Mauritius, reviewing previous and current research work on diabetes and exploring new avenues.
•PM Inaugurates Confluences 2013 - International Book Fair
7 March - The Prime Minister inaugurates Confluences 2013 - International Book Fair, a project of the department Culture & Avenir of the Prime Minister’s Office, at the Swami Vivekananda International Convention Centre, Pailles.
•New Pakistan High Commissioner Calls on PM
6 March - The new High Commissioner of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to Mauritius, Major General (Retired) Ulfat Hussain Shah, pays a courtesy call on the Prime Minister, Dr Navinchandra Ramgoolam, at Treasury Building in Port Louis. Earlier during the day, Major General Shah presented his letter of Credence to the President of the Republic of Mauritius, Mr Rajkeswur Purryag, at State House, Le Réduit.
•National Platform to End Gender-Based Violence
6 March - The Ministry of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare chairs a meeting at the Gold Crest Hotel in Quatre Bornes with representatives of Ministries, Departments and other organisations forming part of the National Platform to End Gender-based Violence to take stock on progress achieved and discuss on future programmes in the context of the implementation of the Costed National Action Plan to End Gender-Based violence.
•AFSTA Congress 2013
4 March - Mauritius hosts at Le Meridien Hotel, Pointe aux Piments, the 13th Annual Congress of the African Seed Trade Association (AFSTA) organised jointly by the AFSTSA and The Seed Producers and Traders Association of Mauritius. The event seeks to address the major challenges facing production and trade in certified quality seed in Africa and provides opportunities to the seed industry stakeholders to exchange ideas and experiences and build business relationships to spur the growth of the seed industry on the African continent.
•Business and Cooperatives - Minister Visits Rodrigues
5 March - The Minister of Business, Enterprise and Cooperatives is on a three-day visit to Rodrigues in the context of the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding aiming at strengthening the cooperation between Mauritius and Rodrigues in the field of business, entrepreneurship and cooperative development. During his visit, a Road Show is also organised by SMEDA as well as workshops on capacity building.