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Maurice Ile Durable (MID) Commission


Phone:  (230) 201 1090

Fax: (230) 211 4401

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Address: Commission on Maurice Ile Durable, Prime Minister’s Office

1st Level, Belmont House, Independent Street, Port Louis



Mission Statement

“Towards a National Policy for a Sustainable Mauritius”, published 2011 by the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development states that the island’s previously energy-oriented scope for sustainable development is now open to the full economic, social and environmental considerations of SD, with priorities around ‘the 5 Es’:

  • Energy;
  • Environment;
  • Employment;
  • Education; and
  • Equity.


Role and Functions

  • advising on government policy or making policy recommendations, including NSDS.



  • Maurice Ile Durable - Green Paper: Towards a National Policy for a Sustainable Mauritius (2011). Read Paper

Composition and Membership

A Steering Committee comprising representatives of various Ministries and Departments, the Academia and international development partners was set up within the Prime Minister’s Office on 4 September 2009. The objectives of the Committee were as follows:

    • to coordinate the “Maurice Ile Durable” (MID) project from a more holistic perspective;
    • to harmonize efforts in the MID endeavour, and
    • to look into all aspects of sustainability.

On 15 July 2011, the Steering Committee was converted into the Commission on Maurice Ile Durable which operates under the aegis of the Prime Minister’s Office in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development and other stakeholders. The responsibility of the MID Commission is to ensure the finalization of the Action Plan on Maurice Ile Durable and its timely implementation.

Mr. Mahhomed Osman is Executive Chairman of the Commission. A list of other committee members is available here:

Strategic Committee on Maurice Ile Durable

In May 2011, the MID Strategic Committee comprising representatives of the Public sector, the private sector, the academia, civil society and the chairpersons of the six MID Working Groups, was set up with the purpose to advise Government on the second phase of the MID Initiative. The Committee operates in close collaboration with the MID Commission and reports to the Prime Minister’s Office. Its mandate is as follows:

    • To monitor the content, orientation and time frame for the MID 5E action plan currently being implemented at the level of all Ministries; and 
    • To engage stakeholders and the community with a view to ensuring that the MID 5E is inclusive and widely accepted by the community.