ADD 10th Anniversary Feb. 2017

The 10th anniversary of ADD

The Association pour le Développement Durable (ADD) celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2017. It was formally registered with the Registrar of Associations on 27 February 2007. The members celebrated the occasion in a dignified manner and with pride given the achievements and the contributions of ADD to the well-being of several communities around the island and to the Republic. Its activities remain a model for addressing environmental and sustainable development challenges.

The publication, issued on the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of ADD, can be accessed as indicated below. It  summarises some of the major activities and shows the potential of ADD in making tangible contributions towards the sustainable development of Mauritius. It highlights the dynamism of ADD and its positive and forward looking attitude as well as its commitment and dedication in addressing major environmental issues and climate change-related challenges.

The five pillars of ADD’s strength are its

(i)                 dedicated and professional members

(ii)               (ii) a solid governance structure that ensures self-criticism, transparency, accountability, and the time limit as office bearer

(iii)             (iii) an approach to project design and implementation that enshrines elements of ‘soft’ and ‘hard’ components

(iv)             (iv) a ‘bottom-up’ approach to the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects, and

(v)               wide-ranging partnerships with all those who can contribute to the optimum conceptualisation and implementation of projects, be they from the public or private sectors, academic or research institutions, local or national NGOs or regional or international organisations.

ADD has earned considerable recognition at national and international levels. These are in part reflected in its affiliations at national level to MACOSS and the Ministry of Environment. At international level, ADD has been granted consultative status with the UNECOSOC and is affiliated to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

The implementation of the projects has been facilitated by funding from the European Union, the MCB Foundation, the Meteorological Services for tsunami sensitisation, the Currimjee Foundation, Robert Le Maire, Dry Cleaning Services and several others. The capacity of ADD has ensured that the funds are used in an effective and efficient manner for the specified beneficiaries.

The vast experience of ADD gleaned over a relatively short period of its lifetime will continue to be placed at the service of the Republic. The shortlist of future activities provided is a modest one. Others that could be added are ambitious projects that that have been discussed for implementation include eco-village, river basin cleaning and climate change adaptation.

A challenging future with service to the Mauritian community and the Republic!

 

 The  Publication on the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of ADD is divided in two sections as follows:

                     1.  Foreword and General Introduction

                     2.  Major Projects Implemented

                     3.  Sensitisation

                     4. Publications and Information Materials

                     5. International Conferences

                     6. Future Activities and Perspectives