Within the framework of the European cooperation project for local development in Angola, FIIAPP organised the National Workshop for Agents of Community Social and Healthcare Development recently held in the country’s capital city.
Ministro de Administración del Territorio en Angola, Bornito de Sousa, durante la presentación del taller.Bornito de souse, Angolan Minister of Territorial Administration, during the presentation of the workshop.
Luanda, the capital city of Angola, was the backdrop on Monday 6th July for the “National Workshop for Agents of Community Social and Healthcare Development”, an activity linked to the European cooperation project for local development in Angola, a project managed by FIIAPP.
The objective of the workshop, organised by FIIAPP and the Angolan public authorities, was to present and mark the beginning of the implementation of the proposal for a National Policy on Agents of Community Social and Healthcare Development, alongside a training programme for trainers of Community Social and Healthcare Development Agents. These measures are intended as a way of improving social and healthcare services in the community for Angolan families, particularly those in vulnerable situations and living in remote areas of the country.
Various representatives of the Angolan nation’s public administration attended the presentation of the workshop, which dealt with topics such as the role of the family in the Community and combatting poverty; the importance of agricultural development and community food security; and social housing in communities.
This programme aims to train 1,080 agents in 18 municipalities of six provinces in Angola (Bengo, Lunda-Norte, Malanje, Moxico, Uíge and Luanda). Depending on the level of success, the pilot scheme may be extended throughout the rest of the country.
The FASIV cooperation project for the Support of the Local Development Programme through the Angolan Social Action Fund (FAS), of which this action forms part, is a cooperation project led by FIIAPP and has a budget of almost €30 million, funded by the European Commission. Its ultimate objectives are the rehabilitation or construction of social and economic infrastructures, as well as local economic development and the strengthening of the institutional capabilities of municipalities.