First of all the above suggested themes are intertwined in the rapidly changing world, including Mauritius.
The future grand challenges of Mauritius is understand the future important trends like artificial intelligence, data mining, robotics, rapid advancement in technology, industrial internet of things, crowdsourcing and crowdfunding, flexibility and mobility, and re-imagining new way to collaborate and work.
The public, private and NGO are way behind in planning for the future in most of the emerging trends mentioned above. Our education system should be modernized to align with the future of skills that would address the emerging trends.
The new way to collaborate and work is much more open and fast paced, mostly online and transparent through social media. Its full potential should be tapped by all sectors to improve the socio-economical performance of the island.
New proposed initiatives and projects seeking venture capital should be vetted by a public, private and NGO new committee or existing organization. Those ventures that pass the set criteria should be funded by allocated funds just for that purpose or by crowd-funding by the general public. This process should be fluid and fast to allow creativity and innovation, especially amongst the youth and young adults. One of the criteria should be how the new venture supports the above suggested themes and create employment for youth and young adults.