AU Commissioner visits Centres of Excellence in Gabon, Cameroon

  • Angolan Josefa Sacko, AU Commissioner
Addis Ababa - The African Union Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy and Sustainable Environment, Josefa Correia Sacko, went to Gabon and Cameroon to assess the implementation degree of the centres of excellence in the sector.

In these two Central African countries, the Angolan diplomat is seeing "in loco" the progress of the work of the Centres of Excellence for the study of fishing, aquaculture and environmental protection, according to a statement from the African Union to which Angop had access today.

"These initiatives are recommendations of the 2014 African Union Joint Ministerial Conference on Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries, which urged the AU Commission to establish African Union Centres of Excellence in fisheries, aquaculture and biodiversity," it clarifies.

The African Union Intra-African Bureau for Animal Resources launched a tender for the four official languages of the AU) calling for expression of interest by eight institutions with potential in Africa, hence the assessment by Josefa Sacko of the said Centres of Excellence.

This evaluation and verification mission to the centres "L'Agence Gabonaise d'Etudes et d'Observation spatiale (AGEOS)" and the " Institut des Arts et métiers nautique de limbe", located in the Republic of Gabon and Cameroon, respectively, is part of the strategy to consolidate the approval of the institutions.

 

In these two Central African countries, the Angolan diplomat is seeing "in loco" the progress of the work of the Centres of Excellence for the study of fishing, aquaculture and environmental protection, according to a statement from the African Union to which Angop had access today.

"These initiatives are recommendations of the 2014 African Union Joint Ministerial Conference on Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries, which urged the AU Commission to establish African Union Centres of Excellence in fisheries, aquaculture and biodiversity," it clarifies.

The African Union Intra-African Bureau for Animal Resources launched a tender for the four official languages of the AU) calling for expression of interest by eight institutions with potential in Africa, hence the assessment by Josefa Sacko of the said Centres of Excellence.

This evaluation and verification mission to the centres "L'Agence Gabonaise d'Etudes et d'Observation spatiale (AGEOS)" and the " Institut des Arts et métiers nautique de limbe", located in the Republic of Gabon and Cameroon, respectively, is part of the strategy to consolidate the approval of the institutions.