EU validates eight proposals from Angolan institutions under the Dialogue Facility

Eight public institutions and the European Union (EU) in Angola signed Thursday agreements worth 300 thousand euros, under the EU-Angola Dialogue Facility project, framed within the Joint Way Agreement, to be implemented until April 2024.
The technical assistance for the implementation of the EU-Angola Dialogue Facility received 44 applications under the third call for proposals, in all priority areas of the Joint Pathway Agreement, and only eight were eligible.
“Funding policies and practices for a glocal, ethical, innovative and relevant science and technology: dialogues between Angola, Mozambique and Portugal” was one of the proposals, prepared by the Angolan Foundation for Scientific and Technological Development (Fundecit) and the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT).
“Exchange of experiences for monitoring the development of human capital”, proposed by the Technical Management Unit of the Angolan National Staff Training Plan and by the Competency Center for Policy Planning and Prospective Public Administration (PlanAPP), was also validated.
Also approved were the proposals from the government of Luanda province and the Association of Municipalities for the Sustainable Management of Waste from Greater Oporto on solid waste management and on international best practices for the preparation and organization of business missions, prepared by AIPEX – Private Investment and Export Promotion Agency and AICEP.
The managing body also considered eligible proposals from the Angolan Competition Regulatory Agency and the Portuguese Competition Authority on technical capacity building in the conduct of sanctioning processes for practices restricting competition.
Exchanges of experiences on national development planning and public policy evaluation, proposed by the Angolan Ministry of Economy and Planning and PlanAPP, standards for approval and homologation of railway equipment brands and models, between counterparts from Angola and Portugal, and home solar systems, by the Angolan Ministry of Energy and Water and the Lusophone Association of Renewable Energies, were also validated.