30 September, 2019
The students of CEFOPESCAS have started the last phase of the teacher training project in Angola, with the module corresponding to navigation, machines and engines, safety at sea and sustainable fishing gear, under the instruction of 5 Spanish trainers, and due to conclude next October.
The training of the future teachers of the Nautical Fishing School began in 2017 in Spain. Further to several training modules and various certifications, the 19 future teachers of Angolan nationality transferred to Vigo to continue their studies as Coastal Skippers at the Vigo Atlantic Maritime Fisheries Polytechnic Institute, a reference centre certified by the European Union.
CEFOPESCAS, equipment to foster employment in Angola
The installations of the new Basic Fisheries Training School of Angola, recently furnished, comprise a main building, classrooms, laboratories, a sailing simulator, IT rooms, library, medical clinic and cafeteria. It also has 12 student residence buildings, 24 houses for teachers, a canteen building and sports facilities.
Incatema has designed a complex that combines traditional construction systems with the most innovative techniques to provide the buildings with maximum energy efficiency, reducing their maintenance to a minimum and offering an environmentally sustainable alternative for Luanda’s extreme conditions of heat and humidity.
CEFOPESCAS will train up to 300 students per year and will generate approximately 80 direct jobs and 300 indirect jobs. This is an initiative of the Government of Angola to enhance training in the fishing sector in a region that is closely linked to the sea and in a country where the fisheries sector represents 1% of GDP and is the third export sector behind oil and diamonds. At the same time, fish is one of the main sources of protein intake for the population of Angola.