Mauritius will be hosting the Junior Chamber International (JCI) Africa and the Middle East Conference 2019 from 1st to 4 May 2019 at the Intercontinental Hotel, Balaclava. Some 400 delegates and youth from 40 countries will be participating.
In the context of this conference, the International Executive Vice President of JCI, Mr Oumar Ouedraogo, is currently in Mauritius to take stock of progress as regards the organisation of the event as well as to meet with stakeholders involved. He also paid a courtesy call on the Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, yesterday afternoon at the New Treasury Building in Port Louis.
In a statement following the courtesy call, Mr Ouedraogo indicated that the Conference is an annual event inviting delegates and stakeholders around the world to collaborate on local, national and international issues through impactful seminars, plenary sessions, trainings, workshops and general assemblies. The event is of great importance since it will focus on the most pressing issues of our times with focus on the African continent, he pointed out. The theme chosen this year is 'Business for a sustainable development'.
Moreover, the International Executive Vice President of JCI appealed to the Mauritian youth to participate and to bring a change in their community while doing things in a sustainable manner.