The Angolan government has developed strategies and policies that facilitate women’s access to the knowledge of science and technology and innovation, the minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology, Maria Candida Teixeira has said.
According to the Cabinet minister, who was speaking at the opening of the IV events on Women Month, from the social point of view, in Angola, where home education is mostly delegated to women, the benefits of female participation in science and technology are barely visible.
The Executive, she added, has designed and implemented incentive policies for the inclusion of women in various technical activities, as well as gender equality and active participation in the organs of the State.
The specific objective of the 28th National Science and Technology and Innovation (CTI) policy , approved by presidential decree, addresses issues related to promoting and ensuring women’s participation in the activities of CTI.
That objective, she said, also addresses the simultaneous participation in them, fully and fairly, in all fields of scientific activity, including through prizes or incentives to promote excellence and dedication of women scientists.
Maria Candida Teixeira added that all this opens the roads for the increment of the number of Angolan women in scientific careers, producing scientific knowledge and enrich the national scientific community, at regional and international levels.