I express my gratitude to the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research for extending their expert assistance in this important and challenging exercise. This is another exercise which my Ministry has entrusted to the Mauritius Research Council in order to map out a medium to long term research and innovation strategy for Mauritius within the existing capabilities to meet current and future challenges. The main aim of the National Research Foresight Exercise (NRFE) is to map out a medium longer term research and innovation strategy for Mauritius. This involves links between different scientific disciplines, between research producers and users, and between the public, private and civil society sectors. I wish the participants fruitful 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