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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

‘1st International Conference on Waste Management in Developing and Transient Economies ’


I was delighted to be there today for the Opening of the “1st International Conference on Waste Management in Developing and Transient Economies”, organised by the University of Mauritius in collaboration with CODWAP (Collaborative Curriculum Development on Waste Management in Africa  and the Pacific Region) . I take the opportunity to welcome representatives from government departments, academics, researchers and players in the private sector and NGOs for participating in today’s event. The importance of the Conference is that each of them brings a new perspective and experience from their respective countries, and the collective wisdom which will emerge from the deliberations will benefit them all. I would like to thank all stakeholders involved in making this initiative a success and I wish all of them a fruitful discussion.

‘Opening Ceremony of the UoM Research Week 2011’


It gave me great pleasure to be at the Opening Ceremony of the UoM ‘Research Week 2011’, held at the Paul Octave Wiehe Auditorium, Réduit. The Research week is a very good initiative of the University. I firmly believe that research is, and shall remain, instrumental in the personal as well as professional development of UoM academics. I hold high hopes that this Research Week at the University of Mauritius shall effectively assist in promoting research. My wish is that they make the most of all those interactions and find even stronger ground for sustainable collaboration.