The Action for Rural Development and Environment (ADRA) brings together, this Wednesday, 23rd, in Benguela, around 138 people from seven provinces of the country, for the twenty-second meeting of communities, under the motto “Participative communities for citizenship and social inclusion in Angola“.
The director of ADRA antenna Benguela, Cecília Kitombe, speaking to the Kianda’s Mail, he said that the meeting will serve to balance the 2017-2022 five-year period, as well as put the 2022-2027 five-year period in perspective.
“We will focus on discussing important issues from ADRA’s perspectives and the evaluation of what we have developed over the past five years and also to put in perspective what ADRA can do as a civil society organization that works for sustainable local development” he said
Cecília Kitombe added that, along with the balance sheet and perspectives, the community meeting will also serve to “Discuss and find solutions in terms of public policies, on the one hand policies linked to rural development, specifically speaking of a program to support family farming with greater focus on the issue of financing family farming, the program to fight poverty and also the program to fight drought”.
The person responsible for ADRA at the level of the city of red acacias, told the Kianda’s mail that the meeting will touch on “in a very deep way” the issues related to the main problems of the fight against poverty which is “the case of the program of the integrated plan for the local development of the fight against poverty and the program linked to the monetary transfers that is our famous Kwenda” underlined
The National Meeting of Communities (ENC) has been held since 2000 by community members, with the support of ADRA, in different provinces of the country, with the last two editions taking place in Malanje (2019) and Huila (2021). This year it will take place in the province of Benguela, in the municipality of Baía Farta, from the 23rd to the 24th (Wednesday and Thursday) of November.