José Victorino C. Rosário, a PhD Student from CETRAD participated in the First National Meeting with Angolans Residing in the Diaspora held in Luanda from April 1st to 3rd, 2024. During his intervention, the PhD student in Agribusiness and Sustainability emphasized the importance of designing an agricultural knowledge and innovation system in Angola to enhance the adoption of sustainable agricultural practices in the Sub-Saharan Africa region.
Delegates undertook trips to various provinces in Angola to assess the progress and challenges of the real Angola. The meeting aimed to reflect on the contribution of the Angolan diaspora community to the country’s development, covering topics such as social security, socio-economic development, and investment opportunities. Delegates were received by His Excellency the President of the Republic of Angola, João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço.
The next meeting of this kind is scheduled for 2026 in Italy and will be organized by the national movement Angola Real (MONAAR). This was a significant gathering that established a platform to support the implementation of investment and research projects by this community, fostering opportunities for exchange and raising awareness of the country’s vast human resources potential across various sectors, both within Angola and among those residing in various European countries.
As part of this inaugural meeting, the doctoral student also delivered a lecture at the Faculty of Economics, Katyavala Bwila University in Benguela, Angola, presenting preliminary results of the Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation System model for Angola (AKIS).

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