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African Regional Cooperative Agreement for Research, Development and Training Related to Nuclear Science and Technology (AFRA) About AFRA (Mauritius) Mauritius is a Member of African Regional Cooperative Agreement for Research, Development and Training Related to Nuclear Science and Technology (AFRA) since 1990, an inter-governmental Agreement. 

Through a regional approach to sustainable development, AFRA seeks to:-

(a) maximize the utilization of available infrastructure and expertise in Africa in the field of nuclear science and technology;

(b) accelerate moves toward regional self-sufficiency in peaceful applications of nuclear techniques by establishing and strengthening necessary infrastructure, coordinating intellectual and physical resources and disseminating innovative methods and practices cost-efficiently; and

 (c) deepen the commitment of member states to the application of nuclear science and technology for their socio-economic development through sustained funding. 

Presently, Mauritius is participating in the AFRA projects. Under the AFRA projects, Mauritius has acquired significant expertise in the fields of:-

• Sterile Insect Techniques

 • Nuclear Medicine

 • Food Security for Improved crops using Mutation Breeding. 

Contribution to AFRA 

Mauritius pays regularly its annual contribution to the AFRA Fund. ​​

Contact Details for AFRA National Coordinator (Mauritius) 

Name: Rajcoomar BIKOO Director General (Public Utilities) 

Ministry of Energy and Public Utilities 

Address: Level 6, Air Mauritius Centre, 

President John Kennedy Street, Port Louis 

Mauritius 

Tel No: +230 210 3774/76 

Email: rbikoo@govmu.org​