About the Association

The Association is well known nationally and internationally for its contributions in implementing some of the most far-reaching projects in protecting the coasts, rehabilitating degraded coasts and historical sites, sensitisation about the environment and support of the sustainable development of several communities.

A flyer on ADD describes the Association and its objectives, its approach to sustainable development and its programme areas and it proposes to manage the limited resources to ensure sustainable island living.

A poster on ADD (in French) gives an overview of the Association and its objectives.

Communication Plan
The Association had developed a Communication Plan with the assistance of a Communication internship (Ms Yasheela Fooljhurreea). It guides the Association in its outreach and helps it realise its full potential.

An outline of the Plan is provided.

Areas covered

Sustainable development covers all areas of human endeavour. In the beginning the Association focussed on 10 major programme areas (Climate, Climate Change, Sea-level rise, Water resources, Land resources, Energy resources, Coastal resources, Natural disasters, Waste and Pollution) related to sustainable development.

ADD’s action areas (PP) provide an overall view of its contributions to poverty alleviation and Community well-being in the Republic (including RODRIGUES) through Partnership.

Environmental and ecological

  • Climate, climate change and sea-level rise
  • Coastal, marine and wetland resources
  • Food security
  • Water resources
  • Waste and pollution
  • Land-use change and forestry
  • Energy, transport and communication
  • Human resources development and Awareness-raising
  • Natural and environment disasters
  • Policy and implementation means

Social and economic

Soon the Association decided that environmental and ecological components of sustainable development had to be extended to social and economic dimensions if it were to reach the local communities and make a noticeable difference to their livelihood and win their over to apply sustainable development practices in their daily lives.

The overall goal of ADD’s activities has been to ensure social and economic benefits to the communities with sustainable development in view. The Association is considering ways of reflecting this in its Constitution.