I proceeded to the opening of the ‘Final consultative meeting of the National Research Groups’, today at the Conference Hall of Cyber Tower 1, Ebène. I would like to thank the chairpersons and members of the five National Research Groups for their dedication and commitment, all the participants of the consultative meetings and work sessions, and all the participating organisations for their support in allowing their staff to invest their time and share their valuable expertise in the different thematic groups.My Ministry is providing the opportunity and a platform whereby each one of them will be able to suggest relevant research which we can carry out in view of alleviating the immediate problem but also in view of forecasting future issues and providing solutions. I hope that this Final Consultative Meeting of Stakeholders for the five research areas will allow the research community to confirm the priorities and also to identify areas of interest requiring a mix of competencies. I wish them all the best for their deliberations and discussions !
- 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