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Tue, 14 May 2019 10:16 - Updated Tue, 14 May 2019 10:16

Angola attends 22nd CSTD session

Luanda - An Angolan delegation headed by the minister of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Maria Sambo, is since Monday participating in the 22nd annual session of the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Maria do Rosário Sambo - minister of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation

Photo: Alberto Julião

According to a press note from the Angolan Embassy in Switzerland that reached ANGOP on Monday, the meeting is aimed at analyzing the opportunities and challenges of scientific discoveries for sustainable development.

On the occasion, the Angolan official considered the meeting a remarkable moment, since this provides an opportunity for the countries attending the event to exchange experience through high level discussions on themes that enhance the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

However, added the minister, Angola still has to overcome the challenges posed by asymmetries, which impair the development of the eastern and southern regions of the country.

In addition, Maria Sambo said the country needs tom fight against illiteracy, reach the basic school attendance rate of 100 percent and bolster the teaching of science, technology, engineering and mathematic in the basic and secondary education levels.

  

As regard the food field, the minister underscored that the Phylogenetics Resources Centre of the State-owned Agostinho Neto University (UAN) has been the institution heading the research and development work with farmers, gathering varied kind of seeds to be studied and genetically improved.

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