Leela Putten is a IT Specialist Consultant currently working in the DevSecOps and Quality Assurance Delivery space with a passion for empowering people, chasing her goals and making a difference. In a hyper-connected world where it is becoming critical to deliver faster to be competitive, a lot of organisations have been exploring and attempting to modernise their IT business technology, process and cultural landscape. In this talk, we aim to share a practical discussion based on different shared learnings, anecdotes and insights from inside the walls of businesses which are on a journey of adoption the new style of working that is DevOps. The different case studies shared are across different business areas ranging from telecommunication, insurance and banking industries gained over the years. The presentation concludes with a summary of key points to aim for success.
The chapter has 1. Cancelled all physical events and switched to online events 2. All our online events are free 3. Used our communication channels for disseminating information on COVID-19 4. Support individuals to move and reschedule exams We are now in the phase COVID-19 recovery both economic and social and the chapter can play a key role. We are thus proposing special training events for those most affected by the economic crisis, the unemployed or those who have lost their jobs.
The RESKILL program is in two fold: 1. Connecting prospective employers to future employees 2. RESKILL in the areas of job demand
Connecting prospective employers to future employees 1. Through our website and online communication channels we will promote job adverts 2. Through a partnership with recruitment site we will connect our members and public at large to employers 3. We will launch a survey on employer demands
We are recruiting volunteers who can deliver short courses or webinar on: 1. Entrepreneurship / Starting your own business 2. Basic Project management 3. Basic Accounting 4. Basic IT skills 5. Based on survey the list will be updated
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Stats on COVID19: – POSITIVE CASES REGISTERED IN MAURITIUS: 332 – COVID-19 RELATED DEATHS IN MAURITIUS: 10 – SUCCESSFULLY TREATED PATIENTS IN MAURITIUS: 322 – LAST COVID-19 POSITIVE CASE REGISTERED: 26TH April 2020 – ACTIVE CASES IN MAURITIUS: 0 Major dates / Events : February 3rd - All passengers from china on quarantine or isolation with regular health check from authorities March Importation of live animals and certain good banned from China Extension of quarantine and isolation from passengers from risk countries eg Asian countries, some EU countries 18th – First 3 cases detected 19th – Country goes under sanitary lockdown with reduction in public transport and closure of sports, shopping malls with only essential services operating 24th – countries go in complete lockdown, full office closures On 24 March 2020, the Prime Minister announced that the country would be under complete lock-down until 31 March 2020 with only essential services such as police, hospitals, dispensaries, private clinics, firefighters and banks being open. All other activities would be banned during the curfew period. He also announced that all supermarkets, shops and bakeries would also be closed until 31 March 2020 25th , the finance minister announced distribution of 35,000 food packs to families in the social register and those in need 26th, the government set up the COVID-19 Solidarity Fund, whose collected funds would be used to help people who have been affected by the pandemic. A mobile application named "beSafeMoris" was launched by the Ministry of Technology and Ministry of Health 30th, the Prime Minister, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, announced that the sanitary curfew which started on 23 March at 20 00 hours will be extended till 15 April 2020 30th , the Prime Minister, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, announced that the sanitary curfew which started on 23 March at 20 00 hours will be extended till 15 April 2020. He also announced that supermarkets, excluding bakeries, would restart operations as from 2 April 2020. Customers will be allowed to enter supermarkets as per the alphabetical order of their names during specific days. It will be compulsory to bring their National Identity cards, wear masks and basic essential products would be limited to three units per person. April The country purchases and gets donation of equipment from China, India and Europe. Rapid test kits are made available May 1st - the Prime Minister announced that the ongoing COVID-19 curfew will be extended to 1 June 2020 and schools will remain closed till 1 August 2020. As from 15 May 2020, more businesses will be allowed to operate, namely bakeries, hardware stores and fish markets and the opening hours of supermarkets will be extended to 20 00 hrs. Banks will continue to operate under strict hygiene protocol. 13th - the government elaborated strict guidelines and regulations that both commuters and public transport operators will have to adhere to. These guidelines and regulations were in line with Government's strategy to ensure that there is no risk of the propagation of COVID-19 as the country gradually prepares itself to allow certain economic activities to resume as from 15 May 2020. Business Mauritius issues guideline for resumption of work as from 15th of may 16th – 56 sections of laws are amended to prepare the country for reopening and rebuilding the economy- The COVID-19 (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill and the Quarantine Bill were passed in the National Assembly, yesterday, after three days of debate. Legislation and government support During Lockdown Employment-related measures • Workers’ rights will not be impacted if they are forced not to work. • Both public and private sector are being asked and encouraged to work from home. • COVID-19 Work Access Permits have been issued to key persons of all organizations who need access to their place of work. • Various assistance schemes put in place for employers to continue to pay their employees eg Government Wage Assistance Scheme (GWAS) and the Self-Employed Assistance Scheme (SEAS) • The GWAS has been extended up to 30 April 2020 and will cover salary for the month of April 2020. This is eligible for employees drawing a monthly basic wage of up to MUR 50,000 subject to a cap of MUR 25,000 of assistance per Employee. • The repo rate (base to borrowing rate) reduced to 1.85% • Capital Market activity has been suspended. The Stock Exchange of Mauritius has suspended all trading until further notice. • Penalty for late payment of bills, taxes ect waived or deferred Post – lockdown Rebuilding the economy has started COVID-19 bill voted in assembly Government budget on the 4th of June Links and references https://besafemoris.mu/ http://www.govmu.org/ https://www.businessmauritius.org/latest-news/covid-19-best-practices-post-confinement-back-to-work-safety/ https://home.kpmg/xx/en/home/insights/2020/04/mauritius-government-and-institution-measures-in-response-to-covid.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COVID-19_pandemic_in_Mauritius https://www.pwc.com/mu/en/publications/covid-bill-mauritius.html https://www.mcci.org/en/covid-19/ http://mauritiusassembly.govmu.org/English/bills/Documents/intro/2020/bill012020.pdf https://www.applebyglobal.com/news/new-covid-19-bill-2020-to-be-presented-to-the-national-assembly-in-mauritius/ https://www.businessmauritius.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/FAQs-COVID19-MauritianLaws-BLCR-FA-3-1.pdf