PwC Ideathon

Unifying our Actions for a Greater Societal Impact

PwC Ideathon Gala Night

Wednesday 26 April 2023

Our Gala Night showcased the nine solutions that emanated from a two-day workshop, during which teams sat together to brainstorm and propose innovative ideas that can help solve important societal issues for our country.

An independent jury announced the three best solutions on the night.

The winners are...

SDG 1 - No Poverty

Team 1 (NGO - Caritas)

Award presented by Sébastien Vauzelle


SDG 13 - Climate Action

Team 1 (NGO - Mission Verte)

Award presented by Thierry Le Breton

SDG 17 - Partnership for the Goals

Team 1 (NGO - Le Pont du Tamarinier)

Award presented by Sébastien Vauzelle & Thierry Le Breton


Our Jury Members

Professor at Essex Business School, University of Essex, UK.

Senior Economist of the UNRCO for Mauritius and Seychelles.

Consultant in sustainability strategies and ESG

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SDG 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Team Members:

Ved Boojihawon (IBL)

Trishnee Naidoo (NSIF)

Patricia Adele Felicite (Caritas)

Ed Sekavter Yawe (Student at Middlesex)

Facilitator: Johanne How (PwC)



- An online platform for public, private entities and NGOs to collaborate

- Managed by a committee comprising at least a nominee of each stakeholder


  1. To compile data about the vulnerables, the NGO’s, and the public sector
  2. To match the resources available against the needs of the vulnerables
  3. To analyse how many vulnerables are left out and the root cause
  4. To monitor progress  

SDG 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Team Members:

Bruno Pougnet (Mission Verte)

Sophie Desvaux (ENL Group)

Mercy Tibatemwa (Middlesex University)

Anita Kawol (Department of Climate Change, Ministry of Environment)

Facilitator: Byron Carter (PwC)

A tripartite Task-Force to set up a coherent framework

  • The Solid waste framework will be launched by the Task-Force. It will cover the entire journey of trash to treasure, from collection to treatment and recycling.
  • The project is an illustration of tripartite collaboration (SDG 17) to address an urgent issue for Mauritius: solid waste management (SDG13).
  • New jobs will be created in this recycling economy - and assist to address poverty (SDG1)
  • The country will improve economic circularity as locally recycled materials will replace imports.


SDG 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

Team Members:

Gertrude Festus Limbu (Middlesex University)

Stephan Lebon (The Mauritius Commercial Bank)

Annick Fortune (Le Pont du Tamarinier)

Dooshala Ramjutun-Ramlaul (Economic Dvt Board)

Facilitator: Karen Greyvenstein (PwC)


  • Ecosystem that creates long term, sustainable relationships
  • Greater societal impact


  • Ti ‘NGO’ will connect NGOs, Funders and Volunteers to achieve common goals
  • Access to more funds
  • Access to more resources while having access to the premium projects
  • Minimal subscription fees to cover development and maintenance cost

The concept of the winners' trophies

The winner's trophies were adapted to the sustainability objectives of the Ideathon event, from which the wood was sourced from FSC woodland and recyclable aluminum. The beautiful, sustainable trophies were designed and produced by Beau Design Ltd.



What is the PwC Ideathon?

The PwC Ideathon aims to bring together a wide range of the actors and stakeholders that can help address the broader societal issues impacting our country, and for which a number of challenges exist.

PwC’s objective is to facilitate a collaborative approach by bringing together the Public and Private sectors, NGOs and the youth, to address those societal issues. 


The stakeholders - who are they?

Public Sector

  • Ministry of Finance
  • Economic Development Board

Private Sector

  • Companies


  • United Nations
  • NGOs
  • Youth


The Workshop

PwC hosted a 2-Day workshop at Hennessy Park Hotel, Ebène on the 16 and 17 March 2023, during which PwC’s design thinking methodology was used to unlock innovation, experience and user-centricity:

  • Day 1: Brainstorming session to understand the root causes of the issues faced by each stakeholder, identify pain points and opportunities, and generate unique and innovative solutions around how to solve the identified problems.
  • Day 2: Ideation of possible solutions and prototypes presented to an independent jury panel

Three solutions will be selected (one per SDG) by an independent jury to receive a prize money during a gala dinner and prize-giving ceremony.

Follow up on the implementation of all the solutions identified during the PwC Ideathon.


The 3 SDGs relevant to this PwC Ideathon

End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

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Anthony Leung Shing, ACA, CTA

Anthony Leung Shing, ACA, CTA

EMA Deputy Regional Senior Partner, Country Senior Partner, PwC Mauritius

Tel: +230 404 5071

Olivier Rey, ACA

Olivier Rey, ACA

EMA Clients and Markets Leader, Assurance Partner, PwC Mauritius

Tel: +230 404 5145

Jean-Pierre Young, ACA, CIA

Jean-Pierre Young, ACA, CIA

Chief Innovation Officer, PwC Mauritius

Tel: +230 404 5028

Ariane Serret

Ariane Serret

Senior Manager, Clients and Markets Development, PwC Mauritius

Tel: +230 4045029

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