Seychelles: President attends Official Opening Ceremony of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) 2018 and World Future Energy Summit (WFES)

The President of the Republic, Mr Danny Faure, attended the Official Opening of the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) 2018 yesterday, currently being held in Abu Dhabi under the theme “Driving the Global Energy Transformation”.

ADSW is one of the world’s largest sustainability gatherings dedicated to furthering global understanding of the major social, economic, and environmental trends shaping the world’s sustainable development. It also aims to empower the global community to realise viable and effective strategies to mitigate climate change.

As an Abu Dhabi Government initiative, ADSW is the largest gathering on sustainability in the Middle East and a significant forum in stimulating the international dialogue and action. It presents an important networking platform for Seychelles as a Small Island State to learn the latest sustainable actions, emerging trends and projects, as well as innovative strategies geared towards a more sustainable future.

President Faure is in Abu Dhabi to attend the World Future Energy Summit (WFES), an annual event organized as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. WFES is the leading platform dedicated to innovation, digitalisation, and transformation in energy, and advancing the use of renewable energy, energy efficiency, and clean technology.

This is President’s Faure second participation at the Summit, which also hosts the Zayed Future Energy Prize prize-giving ceremony to finalists from around the globe. The Zayed Future Energy Prize invites innovators from around the world, particularly youths, to be part of a growing community, committed to finding solutions that will meet the challenges of climate change, energy access, and water security.

On the sidelines of WFES on Monday, the President also held bilateral talks with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces. The two leaders discussed areas of ongoing cooperation and ways to maintain the unique fraternal friendship based on mutual respect, understanding, and support between the two nations.

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South Africa – National Assembly Whips Visit Ghana and the United Kingdom

Parliament’s efforts to build its institutional capacity to deliver on its mandate, will receive a needed boost as a 14-member delegation of political party Chief Whips and Whips flew out today to Ghana and the United Kingdom on a study tour.

The high powered delegation led by the Chief Whip of the Majority Party, Mr. Jackson Mthembu will have an opportunity to learn from experiences of the two Parliaments that run on a Westminster system similar to South Africa model. Areas to be covered include:

  1. How oversight over the Executive arm of the state is conducted and how the Executive accounts to Parliament;
  2. The nature of relationships between the whips and the office bearers of the institutions;
  3. How committees and members are capacitated and supported to among others perform their parliamentary and constituency work; and
  4. How parties are supported as well as the regulation of party funding.

They will also learn how best to oversee the budget of Parliament. The study ends on 26 January 2018. The educational and benchmarking tours and visits of Members of Parliament are part of ongoing capacity building programme that is aimed at sharpening the competencies of Parliament in passing laws, holding the Executive accountable and enhancing public participation.

The multi-party delegation includes the following Chief Whips, Deputy Chief Whips and a whip – Ms. Dorries Dlakude (ANC); Mr. John Steenhuisen & Mr. Michael Waters (DA); Mr. Nyiko Shivambu & Ms. Hlengiwe Mkhaliphi (EFF); Mr. Narend Singh (IFP); Prof Moses Khubisa (NFP); Mr. Nqabayomzi Kwankwa (UDM; Dr. Cornelius Mulder (FF Plus); Ms. Cheryllyn Dudley (ACDP); Mr. Lulama Ntshayisa (AIC) and Programming Whip Mr. Fezile Bhengu. House Chairperson for Committees, Oversight and ICT, Mr. Cedric Frolick is also part of the delegation.

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Mauritius Beach Rugby Tour will start again on 11th February 2018

Mauritius Beach Rugby Tour will start again on 11th February 2018.

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Mauritius Beach Rugby Tour will start again on 11th February 2018

Mauritius Beach Rugby Tour will start again on 11th February 2018.

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