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Wed, 22 Aug 2018 17:06 - Updated Wed, 22 Aug 2018 17:06

Multi-sector commission prepares culture, peace forum

Luanda - The Multi-Sector Heritage Commission met Wednesday to address issues related to the Pan-African Forum for Culture and Peace in Africa, Luanda Biennial, Angop has learnt.

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Minister of Culture, Carolina Cerqueira

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Under the guidance of minister of Culture Carolina Cerqueira, the Commission also discussed the implementation of Doctoral Training Project.

Speaking to Angop, at the end of the meeting, Carolina Cerqueira said the work to be carried out by the group, created by the head of Executive,

will confirm the Angolan Government's commitment to respond to the crucial needs.

Among the needs, the minister mentioned building excellent facilities and infrastructure for research, technology and innovation with adequate and skilled human capital capable of increasing the country's power in terms of economy and knowledge.

She said that the programme will include the training of scientific researchers to support the country's research and development institutions.

The programme also covers monitoring the development of national research and innovation programmes that will attract young people to the areas of science, technology and innovation as well as scientists and researchers from Africa and other continents, with cutting-edge knowledge.

Carolina Cerqueira stressed that Luanda Biennial comes in a request the Unesco's high ranking official made to the President, João Lourenço, during his visit to Unesco headquarters.

It was agreed that this conference would be held in Angola.

The commission comprises the ministers of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation Maria do Rosário Sambo, Telecommunications and Information Technologies José Carvalho da Rocha, Director of the Office of the President of the Republic Edson Barreto, and secretary of State for International Cooperation and Angolan Communities Domingos Vieira Lopes.

During its one-year term, the Multi-sector Commission is required to submit every three month reports of the work to the President João Lourenço.

The Commission is supported by a technical group.

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