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32 year old angolan presents project at french scientific forum

Angola arrives this month at Forum África2020, an initiative of Universcience, which aims to disseminate scientific studies of 49 young Africans under 35 years. The country will be represented by André Sinela, professor of food chemistry, who will present a project to find solutions to improve and multiply local seeds.

: Nuno Coimbra
Nuno Coimbra  

According to Angop, the 32 year old angolan was chosen by the Next Einstein Forum and the network of French embassies in Africa.

André Sinela will present the project "OMBUTO Yeto", which in Portuguese means "Our Seed". The project is being developed by Start Up Tuuya Agro-Industrial and aims to find solutions to improve the agricultural sector. In this case, the project wants to help improve and multiply the number of local seeds as well as help in the application of good practices in agriculture.

In 2018, the young man received an award in the category of academic highlight in Angola 35 Degrees. In that same year he was also considered the youngest PhD in the country.

Africa2020 will take place in France between December this year and July 2021. This month, the 49 young people who are representing a total of 27 African countries that bet on science, will present, via online, their projects to the international scientific community.

This forum aims to help promote the world of African science as well as helping countries to exchange experiences and knowledge. Young people will have the opportunity to learn more about other countries' projects and participate in training organised by Africa2020.

The forum will feature Africa, but European professionals will also be present at the initiative.

Africa2020 has the support of the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, together with the Next Einstein Forum, the Research Institute for Development and the L'Oréal Foundation.