OWSD Mauritius Chapter is a non-profit non-governmental organization affiliated with OWSD International in Trieste, Italy and hosted by the Food and Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (FAREI).

Objectives

  • Networking and knowledge sharing to promote science awareness
  • To encourage local scientists to disseminate their research to the public
  • To highlight the contribution of women in scientific development
  • Promote women and youth engagement in science

Our partners
OWSD Mauritius operates in close collaboration with the Australian High Commission for Mauritius, the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF), Curtin Mauritius, in addition to FAREI which is the hosts institution.

Management Committee
Consists of full members of OWSD and currently includes scientists from FAREI, University of Mauritius, Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre & Educators.

Our members
Consist of full and affiliate members of OWSD who are scientists or engaged in science from institutions such as FAREI, the University of Mauritius, Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre, Ministry of Agro Industry and Food Security, Mauritius Research and Innovation Council as well as secondary schools and the industries.

President of the Mauritian Chapter of the Organisation of Women in Science in Developing Countries (OWSD), Dr Devika Saddul has been helping women for years to integrate the science field in Mauritius. One of Mauritius’ prominent scientists, Dr Saddul’s work as the Senior Research Scientist at the Food and Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (FAREI) promotes sustainable agriculture practices in the island. Holder of a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science, the Research Scientist is sharing with News on Sunday her views on the contribution of women in science in Mauritius and how to promote STEM among the community at large.