Republic 2.0

Republic 2.0

While some peoples are overthrowing dictators in favour of a democratic dream, traditional democracies are facing popular calls for fundamental reform. Representative democracy was widely adopted in the post-industrial revolution era and now the internet era is...
A new legal framework

A new legal framework

The societal contract Is it not time for society to mature beyond the egocentric concept of individualistic human rights and define a contract of reciprocal responsibilities between society and its individual members? In essence, this would mean that society has a set...
Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy

We are delighted to freely share with you the on-line presentation of our roadmap to energy self-sufficiency (click on the image and then the “play” symbol). This was an outcome of our contribution to the Working Group on Energy which held workshops during...
Vision 2020: Sustainable Development

Vision 2020: Sustainable Development

Sustainable development is defined as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. However, this does not provide a very useful prescription of what we should do now for three...
Vision 2020: Sustainability

Vision 2020: Sustainability

Sustainability has become one of the most popular words in the worlds of politics and business. It literally means the capacity to endure. But what is it that we want to last and for how long? When looked at in narrow terms, say of a small business, the fundamental...
Vision 2020: Eradicating poverty

Vision 2020: Eradicating poverty

Absolute poverty in Mauritius can be eradicated in one generation. The problem is that families are locked in a poverty trap: disadvantaged children are poorly educated, their parents fail to encourage them and are inadequate role models, consequently the children...