How to Register an NGO in Mauritius?

How to Register an NGO in Mauritius?

The provisions of the Registration of Associations Act govern the registration of an Association in Mauritius. This article provides details on how to register an NGO in Mauritius.

NGO stands for non-governmental organisation. While there is no universally agreed-upon definition of an NGO, it is typically a voluntary group or institution with a social mission that operates independently from the government. NGOs or similar organisations exist in all parts of the world. What is considered an NGO in one country may not qualify as an NGO in another, as legal definitions, permitted activities, monitoring, and oversight differ from country to country. The term can encompass many types of organisations.

Although these terms are not necessarily interchangeable, an organisation similar to an NGO may be called a nonprofit, charity, nonprofit organisation (NPO), civil society organisation (CSO), citizen sector organisation (CSO), social benefit organisation (SBO), an advocacy organisation, voluntary organisation, grassroots support organisation (GSO), and non-state actor (NSA). During NGO discussions, you may also hear the terms independent sector, volunteer sector, and civil society.

NGOs play a critical part in developing society, improving communities, and promoting citizen participation. NGO activities include, but are not limited to, environmental, social, advocacy and human rights work. They can work to promote social or political change on a broad scale or very locally.

Procedure for the registration of NGOs:


Registration of Associations Act in Mauritius:


A Guide to Non-Profit-Making Organisations (Foundations and Companies Limited by Guarantee)


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Registered in February 2015, YUVA started as a group of enthusiastic individuals, and today it has mobilised thousands of young people with a simple aim of creating a better future for children and youth of Mauritius. At the heart of YUVAโ€™s duty lies the conviction that the collective destinies of the human race are bound together.

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