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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

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‘Opening of SARIMA Workshop’


I would like to extend a warm welcome to the overseas experts who were in our midst today to participate in the Workshop on Increasing External Funding for Research, organized jointly by the Consultancy and Contract Research Centre (CCRC) of the University of Mauritius and the Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association (SARIMA). Mauritius has always benefited from the cooperation and support of its developmental partners to build national capacity for conducting research of national relevance. I thank SARIMA for its contribution to this very important capacity building workshop, and the Consultancy & Contract Research Centre of the University for organizing it.  I hope that the participants will take the opportunity for networking to develop more ambitious, multidisciplinary research that will serve the needs of the region.