Call for Participation - Primary Schools


Awareness Week on Climate Change

Theme: Generating Knowledge for Adjusting National Development and Processes to fully Incorporate Climate Change Risks and Opportunities
July 2011
University of Mauritius  Réduit


At the primary level, contributions in any one of the following formats mentioned hereunder are expected from a team composed of Standard IV/V students (if possible):

  • A4/A3 Posters
  • Drawing
  • Essay (not exceeding 1500 words)
  • Short Play
  • Any form of creative expression reflecting the school’s mission and values with respect to Climate Change

ONE contribution is expected from each participating institution. The themes to be addressed are:

  • Adaptation Strategies to Address Climate Change
  • Capacity Building to Address Climate Change
  • Food Security
  • Biodiversity
  • Fisheries
  • Culture
  • Deforestation and Desertification
  • Environmental Degradation
  • Poverty
  • Renewable Energies
  • Sustainable Production and Consumption


Note: All participating schools will be invited to attend the Awareness Week, as they will have to present their contributions to visitors.


  • The winning team will be awarded a Cash Prize of Rs 3,000, a Shield and a Certificate of Participation.
  • The first runner up will be awarded a Cash Prize of Rs 2,000, a Shield and a Certificate of Participation.
  • The second runner up will be awarded a Shield and a Certificate of Participation*.

*awarded by the University of Mauritius



Deadline for submission of the filled in Participation Form:  Friday 03 June 2011
Deadline for Submission of Contribution: Tuesday 05 July 2011