Promoting gender equality in Mauritius

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 11:00
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Jannick Jaunbocus is an Australia Awards scholarship Awardee and the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare. Her Australian education experience helps her implement innovative social policies, which include empowering Mauritian women and bridging the gender equality gap.

Jannick Jaunbocus is an Australia Awards scholarship Awardee and the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare. Her Australian education experience helps her implement innovative social policies, which include empowering Mauritian women and bridging the gender equality gap.

Jannick has over 30 years of experience working in the Mauritian Civil Service and is now the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare.  Her post-graduate diploma in Administrative leadership at the University of New England in New South Wales and her Masters in Public Policy and Management at Monash University in Melbourne played an important part in helping her achieve her career ambitions, and bring about change in Mauritian society. “My time at Monash equipped me with the policy, financial governance, analytical skills, and best management practices to be able to contribute effectively to the formulation of national policies,” she says. 

The course not only boosted Jannick’s knowledge of her field but also equipped her with the skills to be a better leader. She embraces transformative leadership and uses it to get the best performance from her staff and other stakeholders through the implementation of joined-up government networking principles she studied at Monash. Jannick also forms part of the National Steering Committee on Gender Mainstreaming and works to ensure that all ministries engender their policies to make gender equality a reality in Mauritius. 

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