I launched a Half-day Seminar organized in the context of the International Council for Science (ICSU) Regional Committee for Africa Meeting ,held at the Cyber Tower 1, Ebene in presence of Dr. Edith Madela-Mntla, Director, ICSU Regional Office for Africa, Dr. A. Suddhoo, Executive Director, Mauritius Research Council and other eminent personalities. The seminar also includes the participation of DIREKT (Small Developing Island Renewable Energy Knowledge and Technology Transfer Network), which focuses on the issue of renewable energy, of great relevance for the socio-economic development of the ACP small island developing states. DIREKT has a scheme of cooperation scheme among the universities of Germany, Fiji, Mauritius, Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago. This scheme makes effective use of technology transfer, information exchange and networking. This programme is supported by the European Union and the ACP countries. I would wish to see more of such schemes and networking between countries which can share the more advanced knowledge of Science and technology. This is the first time that the ICSU Regional Committee for Africa is holding its meeting in Mauritius. I wish all the distinguished members a warm welcome and hope that they will be able to enjoy our wonderful island in spite of their tight schedules.
- 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
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