The CADRI Partnership engagement in Mauritius

The Republic of Mauritius is famous for its long beaches and magnificent coral reefs.
Rapid infrastructure development can contribute to an increase in flood risk. The capital of Port Louis is frequently flooded as in 2013 when 11 people died.
Migrant communities from Rodrigues Island live in squatted settlements close to polluted rivers and prone to floods.
CADRI Incoming Team
UN Resident Coordinator & Government welcoming the team.
CADRI Team on the road
Cecilia Aipira from UNDP & Olga Buto from FAO discuss meteorological services application to agriculture and water resource management with the MetServices of Mauritius.
Sugar cane fields conversion into commercial or residential use can increase flood risk occurrence by disrupting the natural drainage system.
A best practice example for DRR in the tourism sector is the building code for the coastal zone: Every building needs to be setback at least 30m from the High Water Mark.
The Smart Cities Scheme aims at consolidating Mauritius as an international business and financial hub
EU expert Karin Stibbe and WHO expert Taziana Mzozo discuss landslide mitigation measures with the Geotechnical Engineering Unit.
Rija Rakotoson from OCHA and Tasiana Mzozo from WHO are briefed by the Mayor of Surinam about the flood prone areas under her jurisdiction.
OCHA expert Rija Rakotoson discusses the role of the local communities in disaster preparedness at the local community center in Rivière des Galets.
Karin Stibbe, EU Civil Protection environment expert visits the Interim Storage Facility for Hazardous Wastes at La Chaumière, Bambous
Arjun Katoch and Odeda Benin, UNDAC experts observe the air crash simulation exercise organized by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Center.
Olga Buto (FAO), Arun Katoch (UNDAC) and Cecilia Airpira (UNDP) meet with local government and the local Red Cross in Rodrigues.
Mark Gillick (UNDAC/MapAction), Bogdan Danila (IOM) and Madookur Desha (UNDP) discuss risk mapping with government officials at the Ministry of Public Infrastructure.
The number of tourist arrival reached 1.4 million in 2018 and is expected to increase to 2 million by 2030.
Schools and children are trained on what to do in case of floods, tsunamis and cyclones.
Commander Mr. Servansing and UN Resident Coordinator Christine Umutoni bid farewell to the CADRI Team.

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CADRI Partnership

CADRI Partnership

The Capacity for Disaster Reduction Initiative (CADRI) is a global partnership composed of 20 UN and non-UN organizations.