Angola- Science and Technology Development Project


Project Summary

Approval Date 21 Oct 2015
Signature Date 15 Mar 2016
Planned Completion Date 30 Mar 2022
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 11110
Commitment U.A 63,530,607.64
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Science and Technology Development Project (PDST) seeks to support the Government’s efforts to develop science and technology and promote innovation. The project will particularly help to strengthen and improve the framework of scientific and technological research and create a more favourable national framework for the development of science, technology and innovation. The PDST, which will be implemented over a five-year period, covers the entire national territory. Its overall expected outcomes are: (i) constructing and equipping the Mabubas Science and Technology Park; (ii) financing scholarships and research projects; (iii) implementing promotional activities and strengthening women’s participation in scientific, technological and innovative activities; (iv) skills development in secondary education; and (v) intellectual property management support.

Project Objectives

The project’s goal is to contribute to economic diversification through scientific and technological innovation. Specifically, this involves: (i) supporting the implementation of scientific and technological research activities in priority areas to diversify the economy (agribusiness, biotechnology and health, energy, information and communication technologies, etc.); and (ii) creating an environment conducive to the development of science, technology and innovation.

Beneficiaries

The project will mainly benefit 155 researchers (at least 55% of them women) who will be trained, 40 teams whose research projects will be financed and 125 girls who will be awarded scholarships for secondary education. Young Angolans will take advantage of the workshop and business incubator activities envisaged in the technology park (one enterprise per sector will be incubated year) to conduct tests, develop prototypes and start their businesses. In addition, the project will be beneficial to the private sector as a whole through the support that the science and technology park will provide for their research and development activities. The project will also contribute to skills development by reinforcing the science, technology and industrial innovation teacher-training system through its support to the intellectual property management system.

Participating Organization

Funding
African Development Bank
Extending
Government Of Angola
Implementing
Ministry of Science and Technology

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-AO-IA0-006
Last Update 27 Sep 2020

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Contact Details

Name BESONG Raymond Eyoh
Email r.besong@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Angola
Coordinates Location Name
-8.52432 13.68622 Mabubas
-12.5 18.5 Angola