LUBANGO, ANGOLA, Feb 25– The 3rd Workshop on Scientific and Technological Co-operation between South Africa and Angola for the implementation of commitments under the bilateral Action Plan for Scientific and Technological Co-operation will begin Tuesday in Lubango, capital of the southern Angolan province of Huila.
The Action Plan was signed between the Ministry of Science and Technology of Angola and the Department of Science and Technology of South Africa in October 2011 .
According to the Ministry of Science and Technology, the two governments, in partnership with Angola’s Mandume Ya Ndemufayo University, will hold the workshop from Tuesday to Thursday.
This is the 3rd Joint Workshop on Scientific and Technological and 6th Meeting of the Angola-South Africa Joint Technical Co-operation Committee, aimed at strengthening co-operation in the promotion of mobility and exchange of experiences and knowledge between researchers from the two countries, as well as creating opportunities for developing partnerships and joint research in areas of mutual interest.
Studies on prostitution in the border area of Angola’s Moxico Province, use of non-destructive testing, phyto-chemical studies of native plants used in Angola to cure infections caused by neglected tropical diseases and analyses of the recommendations from the 2nd Workshop and 5th Joint Technical Meeting (Progress Reports) are among the topics to be discussed at the workshop.