Charles Telfair Centre

    Connecting Ideas for Change

    The Charles Telfair Centre is a multidisciplinary platform for cutting-edge knowledge sharing and debate in Mauritius.  We offer a safe space where dominant discourses can be challenged, and innovative ideas and perspectives scrutinised.

    We showcase rigorous analyses featuring best practices, pioneering initiatives, and creative solutions to support Mauritius and the region in their ability to respond to challenges and seize opportunities across social, economic and policy domains.

    The Charles Telfair Centre is a non-profit initiative of Charles Telfair Education, Mauritius.


    Charles Telfair Education with its partner Curtin University planted the seed of the Charles Telfair Centre project as part of its vision to grow and give back to the community.

    As a multidisciplinary platform for cutting-edge knowledge sharing, the Centre has three main objectives:

    • make reliable knowledge and evidence emanating from academia and practitioners accessible to all. We do this by translating complex knowledge into an accessible language. All our original publications are under a creative commons licence and all our events are free to the public.
    • offer a platform for exchange, reflections and debates between diverse stakeholders on topics relevant to Mauritius and the region’s development.
    • acts as a catalyst for collaboration between private and public decision makers, academia and thought leaders.

    Our ultimate objective is to create a diverse and sustainable community welcoming these diverse stakeholders.

    We encourage authors and community members to participate in the debates and discussions through our comments section on our website and through discussions during our events.  By creating a space for dynamic and constructive exchanges and debate, we can build deeper knowledge and understandings.

    Our themes:

    • Inclusive Development and Economic Growth
    • Climate Change
    • Digital Disruption
    • Sustainable Ocean Management


    Our activities and our contributors

    • Publications:
      Weekly in-depth articles in our web platform
    • Events:
      Large open events on selected themes
    • Workshops:
      In-depth workshops to tackle specific questions

    The Charles Telfair Centre works with a national and international network of thought leaders and academic experts who contribute to our platform by sharing quality research, analyses and experiences from multidisciplinary perspectives.


    Academic Freedom, quality and independence: Our platform is a non-profit and non-partisan initiative rooted in the principle of academic freedom. We showcase independent, quality research and innovative ideas on Mauritius and the region.

    The Charles Telfair Centre is institutionally independent and does not take position on topics. We support the intellectual independence of our contributors and the ideas expressed by contributors on the platform do not necessarily reflect or represent those of the Charles Telfair Centre, its staff or its affiliated organisations.

    Collaborative: We believe in diversity and collaboration as strong triggers for knowledge development. The Centre encourages collaborative contributions, work and events bringing together diversity of perspectives.

    Respect and trust: We want the Charles Telfair Centre to be a safe space anchored on respect and trust.

    When engaging, we ask our authors, contributors, moderators and community members to respect others and their opinions. We encourage constructive debates that are considerate and help in the advancement of knowledge.

    We wish to build a culture of trust by encouraging authentic, honest and professional interactions at all times.


    We believe in the unrestricted access to knowledge so it may be shared freely and feed greater knowledge creation. For this reason, all original contributions, unless otherwise specified, are published under the Creative Commons License Attribution-NonCommercial-no derivatives (CC BY-NC-ND).

    This means that others can re-publish our material for free, that it is for non-commercial purpose and that the author and the Charles Telfair Centre are fully credited.  We ask that all our contributions be republished without modification. If you have any questions on republishing our material contact us on