Intelligent CIO Africa Issue 25 - Page 43

COUNTRY COUNTRY FOCUS: ANGOLA FOCUS: “ THE POTENTIAL OF ANGOLA IS IMMENSE AND THE POSITIVE CHANGES THAT ARE TAKING PLACE CAN CREATE A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR BILATERAL COOPERATION. www.intelligentcio.com (IBRD). A total of US$5 million will also go towards the Center for Coordination for Agriculture in Southern Africa (CCARDESA) as a facilitating partner. Meanwhile, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will invest US$200 million in 18 agricultural technology centres in Angola. The investment, to be executed in around five to seven years and aims to train the staff of the agriculture and forestry sector and the peasants in techniques of production, processing and commercialisation of agricultural goods. The project will be implemented in the country’s 18 provinces under a Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Angolan INTELLIGENTCIO 43