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Start Time:Nov 18, 2020

The Regional Multidisciplinary Centre of Excellence (RMCE) and the University of Mauritius

​The Regional Multidisciplinary Centre of Excellence (RMCE) and the University of Mauritius are partnering to initiate a peer to peer exchange on experiences adopted by countries to safely opening borders held on 18 November through Video Conference at 13 00 (Mauritian time). This Regional Workshop will be a follow-up of the Mauritius National Workshop, which was held on 8 October 2020 at the University of Mauritius and saw the participation of local tourist industry stakeholders. Mauritius, Madagascar, Cabo Verde, Sao Tome, the Gambia and the APEI countries would also participate in the brainstorming session which would lead to develop a regional project supporting poverty alleviation in t ...

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Start Time:Nov 16, 2020

The 3rd meeting of the APEI Professional Accountants and Auditors Committee

The 3rd meeting of the APEI Professional Accountants and Auditors Committee will be held in Malawi on 16th November 2020.   ...

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Start Time:Oct 08, 2020|Category: Public

Safely Opening Borders

​RMCE, in collaboration with the University of Mauritius and the Chair of WTO, organised exchange on experiences adopted by these countries to safely opening borders and balancing safety and economic tradeoffs via a Townhall on Thursday 8th October, 2020 at Lecture Theatre No.2, New Academic Complex at the University of Mauritius. ...

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Start Time:Feb 20, 2020|Category: Non-Public

Talk on inequality and gender by IMF

A talk on inequality and gender was organized by the  RMCE in association with the University of Mauritius and the Africa Training Institute at the R. Burrenchobay Hall of the UoM on Thursday 20th February. The talk was led by Ms. Stefania Fabrizio, IMF Deputy Chief and Daniel Gurara, Economist. The IMF officials made the presentation in two parts. The first part  reviewed  the IMF work on gender and inequality and the other part  focused on women in the labor force and the role of fiscal policies.  that will be published on February 16 and launched in Dubai by the MD.   The presentation also provided an overview of the IMF’s work in these areas and  the main findings of the recent IMF ...

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Start Time:Dec 11, 2019|Category: Training

RMCE with the support of ACP TradeCom II Programme

​RMCE with the support of ACP TradeCom II Programme organised a training and validation workshops on 11th and 12th December 2019 in Ebene, Mauritius on the three thematic areas below:   •             11 December 2019: Framework for implementation of APEI Business Travel Card; •             11 December 2019: Enhanced cooperation in trade in services: Compendium of APEI countries’ regulations of the profession of architect; •             12 December 2019: Enhancing the business climate for increased investment and trade in goods and services among the APEI member states   Timing: 09.00 – 16.00 Location: Ebene Mauritius ...

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Currently, all countries in Africa are being impacted by the COVID 19. Given the constraints of our countries,  Accelerated Programme for Economic Integration (APEI) and Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) countries are  working  together to develop targeted and creative responses with the support of development partners.

The RMCE is collaborating with the World Bank to enable interested APEI and IOC countries to move quickly to contain the epidemic and strengthen their health care system whilst supporting their most vulnerable populations.

The RMCE is working  with World Bank Task Team Leaders (TTLs), resident missions and nominated country officials to validate the capacity of the private sector in the different countries to meet the various gaps that may exist in testing and Protective Personal Gear.  A regional solution will be more efficient than each country working alone and may allow for synergies if peaks in different countries come at different times.

The RMCE, with support from the World Bank will provide the following to the interested country.

1. Peer learning and peer support
This would enable countries to learn from each other what works in the post-COVID reopening. The RMCE is undertaking Private/Public collaboration that could be useful for others to draw on

2. Testing
RMCE will ramp up testing to cover the APEI/IOC countries if there is demand.

3. Tracing
Testing is necessary but far from sufficient.  It would be useful to share ideas on how countries are approaching this issue.

4. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
PPE is in short supply and needed for both the general public (masks and gloves) and health workers (masks, gloves and gowns). RMCE will explore how each country can ramp up supplies and how those with extra capacity could supply regional partners with a remaining gap.



Actuellement, tous les pays africains sont touchés par le COVID 19. Compte tenu des contraintes de nos pays, il est nécessaire que les pays du Programme accéléré d'intégration économique (APEI) et de la Commission de l'océan Indien (COI) travaillent ensemble pour élaborer des réponses ciblées et créatives avec le soutien des partenaires au développement.

Le RMCE collabore avec la Banque mondiale pour permettre aux pays de l'APEI et de la COI d'agir rapidement pour contenir l'épidémie et renforcer leur système de santé tout en soutenant les plus vulnérables.

Le RMCE travaillera avec les chefs d'équipe de la Banque mondiale, les missions résidentes et les représentants des pays désignés pour valider la capacité du secteur privé dans les différents pays à combler les diverses lacunes qui peuvent exister dans les tests et les équipements de protection individuelle (EPI). Il cherchera à rechercher du secteur privé des réponses supplémentaires pour combler les lacunes identifiées. Une solution régionale sera plus efficace que si chaque pays travaille seul et pourra permettre des synergies si les pics dans différents pays surviennent à des moments différents.

Le RMCE, avec le soutien de la Banque mondiale, fournira les informations suivantes au pays intéressé

1. Apprentissage par les pairs et soutien des pairs
Ceci serait organisé par le RMCE pour apprendre les uns des autres ce qui fonctionne dans la réouverture post-COVID. Le RMCE entreprend une collaboration privée/publique qui pourrait être utile à d'autres

2. Tests
Le RMCE   intensifiera  la production de tests pour couvrir les pays de l’APEI et de la CIO en cas de demande.

3. Traçage
Les tests sont nécessaires mais loin d'être suffisants. Il serait utile de partager des idées sur la façon dont les pays abordent cette question.

4. Équipement de protection individuelle (EPI)
Les EPI sont rares et nécessaires à la fois au grand public (masques et gants) et aux agents de santé (masques, gants et blouses). Le RMCE va explorer comment chaque pays peut augmenter ses approvisionnements et ceux qui disposent de capacités supplémentaires pourraient combler les lacunes des partenaires régionaux.