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 the Charles Telfair Campus, Mauritius.


    The Charles Telfair Campus 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.

    At conception, the objective of the project was to gather expertise, facts and evidence pertinent to Mauritius and the region and showcase it via a range of dynamic and accessible platforms. By March 2020, the project got swirled into the Covid-19 pandemic. While the crisis forced us to rethink our approach to the project, it certainly did not curb our eagerness to materialise it. On the contrary, we believe the crisis has made the need for an ideas-sharing platform ever more important.

    With physical distancing a part of the new normal, the Charles Telfair Centre was launched, in May 2020, via an Inaugural Paper series entitled: “Shaping Mauritius’ future post Covid-19”. We publish, on the Centre’s website, quality contributions in the format of articles, podcast or webinars on topics pertinent to Mauritius and the region.

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

    The Charles Telfair Centre is an evolving project that will continue to grow and adapt to changing circumstances. As we move to a post-pandemic era, the centre will widen and adapt its activities accordingly.


    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.  For more information you can check our contributors’ page.


    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

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