The Association of Exploration and Production Companies of Angola (ACEPA), the Association of Autochthonous Companies for the Oil Industry of Angola (ASSEA) and the Association of Contracted Companies of the Oil Industry of Angola (AECIPA) contribute to this initiative.
Together with the Ministry of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas, these entities created a Management Committee to monitor the activities and support of the MEA, which begins with being chaired by Natacha Massano, Administrator of the ANPG, and which rotates.
The main areas of action of this new platform are the promotion of equality and equity in the work environment, the organization of events that contribute to the sharing of experiences, the creation of a Center of Excellence for Women, and the creation and development of a culture of inclusion in the national oil sector.
As a result of the Muhatu Oil Experience event, held by the ANPG last March, this platform that aggregates female talents was presented in the presence of the President of the National Assembly, Carolina Cerqueira; the Minister of Social Action, Family and Women's Promotion, Ana Paula da Silva Neto; the Minister of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas, Diamantino Azevedo, and Albina Assis, former Minister of Petroleum and Industry and former President of Sonangol.
Natacha Massano, Administrator of ANPG and President of EMA, said about the creation of this platform that its existence will be of extreme importance for the reinforcement of good practices in the Angolan oil sector and for the reinforcement of the country as one of the largest and most relevant producers of oil in Africa. "It is our role to transmit nationally and internationally that we have a robust and inclusive oil industry in Angola, which values skills and creates opportunities for everyone to assert themselves as competent professionals committed to the economic and social development of our country", she underlined.
The same official added that at a time when Angola is positioned as one of the drivers of the energy transition in partnership with the other African oil producing countries, it is also essential that women in the industry contribute with their knowledge to the creation and promotion of the best way to go.
Diamantino Azevedo, during his speech, underlined the need to broaden the base of action for women in the national oil industry through the creation of opportunities that cement their careers and responsibilities, as well as training possibilities, which is absolutely necessary in this area of activity.
The Minister of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas also reminded all those present that "alongside training, the secret of this profession in particular is the systematic work carried out with extreme dedication over time".