Women working the fields in Huambo province

Women working the fields in Huambo province. Photo: Renzo Tiberi.

The Angola Field Group invites you to attend a presentation on Thursday, November 27, 7:30 PM, on “The Importance and Challenges of Rural Development in Angola” with Carlos Figueiredo, Country Director in Angola of the African Innovation Foundation (AIF), a foundation working for Angola’s Sovereign Wealth Fund (Fundo Soberano de Angola – FESDEA).
 
The African Innovation Foundation identifies impact rural social projects working with water, health, alternative energy, rural economic development and education. The foundation believes that promoting rural development in Angola is central to diversify the economy and to fight poverty. Even urban poverty has important roots in rural problems. To address the challenges to rural development is crucial for an adequate approach to many of the problems which are visible in Angolan society.
 
Carlos Figueiredo is an Angolan agronomist with studies in rural development and planning. He has worked in civil society and development organizations since 1992 including with ADRA (Accao para Desenvolvimento Rural e Ambiente), DW (Development Workshop), SNV (Stiftung Netherlands Volunteers) and UNDP (United Nations Development Program).
 
Everybody is welcome to attend. In close cooperation with the Viking Club, this event is offered free of charge. Beverages and snacks are sold at the Viking Bar which opens at 7:15 PM. Coupons must be purchased. The Viking Club is on the main floor of Edificio Maianga, Rua Marien Nguabi, No 118 in Maianga, across the street from the Panela de Barra restaurant. You can download a map showing the location here on our website.

For sale: books about Angola, in English and Portuguese.

Loading up cassava. Photo: Henriette Koning.

Loading up cassava. Photo: Henriette Koning.