Protecting natural ecosystems in Mauritius

  • Amount funded: £10,163
  • Year: 2022
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Locations: Mauritius
  • Grant stream: Capacity strengthening grants

Eco-Sud requires a greater organisational capacity to address the broader social issues influencing environmental degradation in Mauritius.

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How we are helping

We are supporting Eco-Sud to review its strategy and strengthen core communication, advocacy and fundraising processes.

About the project

The Foundation’s capacity strengthening grants stream supports smaller Commonwealth civil society organisations in smaller Member States, building their expertise and enhancing their capacity to influence policy.

Eco-Sud grew quickly after playing an important role in responding to the 2020 M.V.Wakashio oil spill. The oil spill demonstrated the connection between environmental protection and other social issues, like food and livelihood security. Eco-Sud has subsequently expanded its programme to address these issues. They must now increase capacity to improve their organisational structure and strategy to match this demand.

The key actions for this project are:

  • Reviewing and updating the strategic plan
  • Devising communications and advocacy strategies
  • Building monitoring and evaluation capacity
  • Recruiting and training staff to meet the demand of an expanded workload

It is hoped that these capacity strengthening activities will enable Eco-Sud to sustain their important impact on natural ecosystems in Mauritius. Staff training on communications and advocacy will increase awareness of environmental protection.

Project Partners

Eco-Sud specialises in protecting and advocating for nature in Mauritius. Their mission is to advocate for the recognition of nature as a major stakeholder in human activities. Eco-Sud's main activities include: raising public awareness and support for ecological issues, capacity building of vulnerable communities through inclusive conservation and agro-ecology, protecting engendered species and sites and promoting a balance between environmental, social and economic developments.

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