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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
    abroad
   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
      society
    – 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
      project
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
      ($0.01/barrel)
    – 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
                                                                                   Connection
                 1 Mbs Wavenet Wireless Bridge            512 Kbs Leased Line




                                                  ISP                              TELCO
          1 Mbs Ethernet                         Ebonet                         Angola Telecom


                    Server

56 Kbs                                                        UCAN LAN
Dial-up
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
SCHOOL NETWORKING

   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
SCHOOL NETWORKING

   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
Opportunities

   Collaboration with the new Computer Engineering
    Department
    – 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)
    info@aeaf.org
    http://www.aeaf.org/

   Catholic University of Angola
    +244 (2) 331973
    +244 (2) 398759 (fax)
    info@ucan.edu
    http://www.ucan.edu/

				
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