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Indicative Cooperation Programmes Portugal /Angola (2004-2006) (2007-2010)

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Country Code: P229
Name of Programme: Indicative Cooperation Programmes Portugal /Angola (2004-2006) (2007-2010)
Organisation responsible for the programme: IPAD – Instituto Português de Apoio ao desenvolvimento Under the scope of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Type of organisation: Other
Country: Portugal
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Starting Date 2004
Ending date 2010
Joint initiative involving more than one Ministry? (if applicable) Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
Ministry of Education;
Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education;
Ministry of Internal Administration;
Ministry of National Defence;
Ministry of Labour and Social Solidarity;
Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Fishing;
Ministry of Finance;
Ministry of Health.

Programme Description
General and specific objectives
Education is considered to be one of the most powerful tools that can be used to combat poverty and the most solid element of support for sustainable development. As mentioned in the Sectorial Strategic Document for Portuguese Cooperation, the Portuguese Government has reaffirmed the important role played by education in development processes. It is a particularly relevant sector to combat extreme hunger and provide equal distribution of income, taking into account the strong demographic pressures that result from a very young age profile. An active policy to develop future skills is thus imperative, ensuring access to education and indispensable training in order to build a qualified and appropriate labour offer.
Bilateral cooperation between Portugal and Angola has been carried out over recent years within the framework of the Indicative Cooperation Programmes (PIC) signed for a period of three years, and which were broken down into Annual Cooperation Plans (PAC). The PICs describe the cooperation to be developed between Portugal and each country and establish the lines that will govern Portuguese contribution to the partner country’s social and economic development. The Portugal-Angola 2004-2006 PIC was signed on October 27, 2003, with an indicative envelope of € 42 million and identifying the priority areas to be health, education, institutional capacity building, training/development of human resources, social reinsertion and job generation. However, the respective PACs – PAC 2004 of € 16 million, PAC 2005 of € 22.3 million and PAC 2006 of € 21.4 million. The PIC 2007-2010 was signed on 26 July 2007, for a global financing of € 65 million.

Priority actions
Contribute towards improvement in the Angolan education system in order to promote sustainable development, within the framework for achieving the MDG and promoting Portuguese;
Support initial and on-the-job training of Angolan teachers, in order to improve technical and pedagogical competences;
Support school management and inspection in order to contribute towards improving the quality of education;
Promote teaching in Portuguese;
Support the restructuring, management and functioning of higher education institutions in order to improve the quality of education at this level;
Support the training and preparation of teachers and researchers in diverse technical areas;
Support the training of Angolan students by granting scholarships through post-graduate;.

Management and coordination
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Portugal - IPAD and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Angola –Department of Bilateral Cooperation
Expected or achieved outputs, outcomes and impacts
Number and % of trained Angolan trainers compared to the number needed by the GdA (differentiated by gender and region);
Teachers trained by academic degree and scientific area;
Students graduating from supported courses (differentiated by gender);
Students benefiting from classes in official language of instruction.
Students graduating from vocational training courses
Micro-credit granted (differentiated by gender);
Return rate from micro-credit;
Projects integrated in municipal and/or provincial plans;
Increase in the number of those directly benefiting from social action, by municipality
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