I was at the meeting of ‘EU and Mauritius: Strengthening the Competitiveness and Sustainability of Sugar Cane Industries of ACP Countries through Research and Development’, held at the Labourdonais Hotel, Caudan in presence of eminent personalities. The objective of the event was to present the research projects on sugar cane and its by-products that have been selected for funding by the European Union .I thank the delegation of the European Union, to have extended to me, an invitation as Minister responsible for Science, Research and Technology to speak on the “Role of Science and Research for a Small Island State”.
- Rajesh Jeetah
- Dr Jeetah was elected Member of the National Assembly in December 2003 for the first time for Constituency No.7 (Piton/Rivière du Rempart), and remained so until April 2005. Dr Jeetah was re-elected as: • Member of the National Assembly for Constituency No.11 (Vieux Grand Port-Rose Belle), in 2005 and became Minister of Industry, Small and Medium Enterprises, Commerce & Cooperatives (2005 to 2008).He became Minister of Health & Quality of Life (2008 to 2010). • Member of the National Assembly for Constituency No.10 (Montagne Blanche- GRSE)in 2010 and became Minister of Tertiary Education, Science, Research and Technology till 2014. Education and Qualifications: a. University of Cambridge (2002 -2003) - ACU Research Fellowship b. University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) (1984-1993) • BSc (Hons) – Textile Technology • PhD – Textile Technology