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									        Washington, DC
         June 29, 2000
US – Angola Chamber of Commerce
   Annual Membership Meeting
Citizens Energy

   Citizens’ commercial involvement in Angola
    began in the mid-80s
   Citizens’ non-profit programs:
    –   1988 – 1996: ADPP orphanages in Luanda, Huambo and Kuito
    –   1991: Founding of the US – Angola Chamber of Commerce
    –   1993: Emergency medical supplies charter plane
    –   1994 - 1995: Fish-drying project in Cacuaco, a village north of Luanda
    –   1996: Catholic University project starts
    –   1997: Physicians Against Landmines assessment study
Citizens International

   Creation of country-focused investment funds to finance
    development projects
   Original public-private partnership model
   New Nigeria Fund being incorporated
    – Focus on: Health Care, Agriculture, Youth Education, Job Creation,
      Information Technology
    – Board: corporations, UN agencies, Nigerian Gov’t
   Angola initiative under consideration
Angola Educational Assistance Fund

   The Angola Educational Assistance Fund (AEAF) was
    launched by Citizens Energy in March 1996 as a 501(c)(3)
    non-profit organization.
   AEAF collaborate with, and advises the Catholic University of
    Angola (UCAN)
   Promotes the collaboration between higher education
    institutions and development organizations, in Angola and
   Encourages the involvement of the private sector in
    educational activities in Angola
Catholic University of Angola

 Open university, admission criteria based solely on merit, its
  purpose being to serve Angola and its people
 UCAN opened its doors in November 1999 to its first class of
  students, there are 1000+ students enrolled
 Its presence creates an alternative that encourages higher
  standards of academic education in Angola
 Departments established: Law, Economics
 To be inaugurated in 2001: Computer Engineering
Michael Kennedy’s legacy

   Block One Social Bonus: Seed Funding
    – Identify a project that has an overall positive impact on Angolan
    – Work with the Angolan Government and the commercial partners to
      make creative use of the social bonus concept
    – Create an endowment fund dedicated to the Catholic University
Michael Kennedy’s legacy

   Training Levy Decree: Sustainability
    – Originally drafted by the AEAF in 1996 for long term financing of a
      social development project
    – Legislation passed in July 1997 to fund the University using the
      country’s oil revenues
    – UCAN receives one cent per barrel from the oil production
    – Other institutions of higher learning benefit
      from similar decrees passed later
Current projects

   Information and Communication Technology
    – Make the highest possible information and communication technology
      standards available to UCAN faculty staff and students (1998-1999)
   Chevron Book Project
    – 50,000 books for A. Neto University in 2000
   School Networking
    – Connect selected high-schools in Luanda to the Internet (2000)
    – Provide training for teachers
   Computer Engineering Department
    – Establish a completely new department by January 2001
Information and Communication Technology

   Collaborative effort:
     –   Angola Educational Assistance Fund (AEAF)
     –   International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
     –   Ebonet (local ISP)
     –   Catholic University of Angola (UCAN)
     –   International Telecomputing Consortium (ITC)
     –   University of Trento, Italy
     –   USAID (specifically the Leland Initiative)
   Resources:
     –   120+ LAN-connected personal computers
     –   4 computer classrooms
     –   Additional PCs in the library
     –   2 open access spaces for Internet access
     –   1 Mbs wireless bridge to Ebonet based on spread-spectrum technology
     –   Leased line from Ebonet to Angola Telecom @ 1 Mbs
     –   Angola Telecom satellite link @ 2 Mbs
Information and Communication Technology

                                                                                 1 Mbs Satellite
                 1 Mbs Wavenet Wireless Bridge            512 Kbs Leased Line

                                                  ISP                              TELCO
          1 Mbs Ethernet                         Ebonet                         Angola Telecom


56 Kbs                                                        UCAN LAN
Information and Communication Technology

     UCAN Wavenet           Ebonet Building with
  Wireless Bridge Antenna   Transmitting Antenna
Information and Communication Technology

    UCAN Server Room        Computer Classroom
   Compaq Server, Backup    12+1 PC’s, 1 Printer
     Server, PBX, etc
Information and Communication Technology

   Computer Access area     Computer Access area
     8 Pc’s, 2 Printers          12 Pc’s

   Goal: introduce a selected number of schools in Luanda to
    the use of information and communication technology and to
    connect to the Internet.
   Funding: IDRC, Johannesburg, and AEAF, Boston
   Implementation
    – AEAF, Boston
    – Ebonet, Luanda
    – UCAN, Luanda
   Schools that have been selected and will have received a
    formal training as of July 31, 2000
    –   IMEL, Luanda
    –   IMIL, Luanda
    –   Primeiro de Maio, Luanda
    –   ICRA, Luanda

   Equipment
    – Installation of equipment and dial-up scheduled right after training is
      completed (end of July)
    – Equipment will be shipped mid-July in a container from Boston to
      Luanda (which includes 36 used PII and PI PCs plus peripherals to be
      installed in the schools)
   Future steps
    – Funds needed to connect one school: $20,000
    – Further school selection and fund raising under consideration
   Creation of School Net Angola (as part of the School Net
    Africa initiative by IDRC)
Computer Engineering Department

   In May, 2000, UCAN requested AEAF assistance in creating a
    Computer Engineering Department
   75 students enrolled in the preparation year, classes will start
    in January 2001
   Curriculum is being developed
    –   2 year diploma, 4/5 year under-graduate degree
    –   Tailored to market needs, new telecommunication policy, etc
    –   Survey among companies operating in Angola
    –   Submission to Ministry of Education for approval
   Faculty staff recruiting is underway
    – Resumes are being reviewed
    – Initially, reliance on some foreign staff, long term goal is an all-
      Angolan faculty

   Collaboration with the new Computer Engineering
    – Resources, financial support, curriculum development, participation in
      programs, internship opportunities, etc
   Participation in the School Networking project
    – Resources, financial support, etc
   Example: Chevron Book Project
    – 50,000 books for A. Neto University shipped in 2000
    – Common interest and resources available by the partners
How to contact us:

   Angola Educational Assistance Fund
    +1 (617) 812-1055 (voice-mail, fax)

   Catholic University of Angola
    +244 (2) 331973
    +244 (2) 398759 (fax)

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