Intelligent CIO Africa Issue 25 - Page 44

COUNTRY FOCUS: ANGOLA Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry’s Institute of Agrarian Development (IDA) and the Sheiki Ahmed Office Dalmjook Al Maktoum of the UAE. In a first phase, the centres will be set up in the provinces of Bie, Huambo, Luanda and Bengo. All technological centres will have laboratories to analyse the soils of the different provinces in order to assess the need for nutrients, since there will be a fertiliser mix processing structure to satisfy each region. IDA director David Tunga said each province will have a major centre, while smaller centres will be set up at the level of some municipalities. The centres’ management will be under the responsibility of the investors and after consolidation, they will be 44 INTELLIGENTCIO delivered to the Government of Angola for autonomous management. Angola has also joined forces with Vietnam to increase cooperation in agriculture and technology, as part of the ongoing economic diversification process in the country. Nguyen Manh Cuong, at the end of a three-year diplomatic mission in the country, stressed that Angola needs to develop agriculture, taking into account the moment it lives in the ambit of diversifying its economy. “The potential of Angola is immense and the positive changes that are taking place can create a great opportunity for bilateral cooperation,” he said. Meanwhile, the ICT industry in Angola is set to be showcased at a special event in June. Called Angotic, the event aims to present technological tools that will try to solve health, education, agriculture, fisheries and other issues that produce immediate resolution in the life of society. During the three days, presentations will be made on various topics, such as the electronic economy, the Fourth Industrial Revolution, cybersecurity, Smart Cities, fake news, Big Data and tourism. The ICT Forum 2019 will bring together 8,000 people and is a knowledge sharing and networking hub for government entities, industry players and emerging mobile service providers, as well as representatives from public and private enterprises in the telecommunications and information technology sectors. It will take place at the Talatona Convention Center in Luanda from June 18 to 20, with registrations now open. For more information, visit n