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O país: Joaquim Chissano, former president of Mozambique
Former president of Mozambique Joaquim Chissano opened the 2017 MOZEFO Awards Gala stressing that knowledge, this edition’s theme, was extremely important because through knowledge it is possible to create and implement public policies that reflect the realities the country faces.
The former statesman said that, for the creation of a knowledge economy, three pillars were necessary.
The first was education – investment in improving the quality and availability of learning programs at all stages and cycles. A strong commitment to the creation excellent teacher, sharing knowledge with the younger generation, was vital.
Nations must move from imitation to innovation, he also said, seeking solutions suited to their problems and challenges. Investment in the adoption of information technologies would generate knowledge and jobs.
Institutions and individuals that contribute to the sustainable development of the country through the generation of initiatives and the transmission of knowledge must be properly supported.
Former president Chissano urged those presents to back the transmission of knowledge to new generations, because they were the guarantors of the future. “Knowledge is of particular importance because it helps empower young people,” he said.
Chissano was speaking at the opening of the 2017 MOZEFO Awards Gala, which aims to honour people and organizations which contribute to the development of Mozambique and whose achievements fall within the principles of MOZEFO.Source: opais
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