About MID

What is Maurice Ile Durable

In response to the global energy crisis in 2007, Government became fully conscious of the importance of promoting renewable energy and sustainable development for the wellbeing of its citizens. As such, in 2008, the Prime Minister, Dr. The Honourable Navinchandra Ramgoolam announced the Maurice Ile Durable (MID) concept, as being the new long term vision for making Mauritius a sustainable island.


“Maurice Ile Durable (MID) is essentially a vision that seeks to transform the environmental, economic and social landscape of our country. It belongs to each and everyone of us. MID seeks to build up capital, not only for our generation but for generations to come. The MID vision is embedded in a strategic framework embracing five development pillars, namely Education, Environment, Energy, Employment and Equity.”


(Dr. The Honourable Navinchandra Ramgoolam, Opening Ceremony of the Workshop on MID, 01 December 2010).


The main objective of the Maurice Ile Durable concept is to make Mauritius a world model of sustainable development, particularly in the context of SIDS (Small Island Developing States). While the initial thrust was to minimize our dependency on fossil fuels through increased utilization of renewable energy and a more efficient use of energy in general, the MID concept soon broadened to include all aspects of development, i.e. economic, social and the environmental aspects as these are considered pivotal in the quest for a sustainable Mauritius. The MID project rests on five designated 5Es, namely Energy, Environment, Education, Employment and Equity. It now embraces the concept of becoming self sustaining and promoting sustainable development in the 5Es.


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