Spanish And Cape Verde Education Initiative Announced

Universities of Cape Verde and Vigo sign protocol on entrepreneurship for women and young people.

The signing takes place within the scope of the entrepreneurship and self-employment project for young people and women in the blue economy sector in Cape Verde.

On Wednesday, 27th, the University of Cape Verde and the University of Vigo of Spain signed a memorandum of Understanding aimed at contributing to the implementation of employment and the project of self-employment for young people and women in the blue economy sector in Cape Verde.

According to a press release, the project attempts to tackle the unemployment problem affecting the country, more specifically the young population and women in general, focusing on coastal communities and the vulnerability linked to the sector’s great dependence on artisanal fishing.

Among the provisions of the protocol, the University of Vigo will collaborate with the Uni-CV in the “technical execution and economic of the project entrepreneurship and self-employment for people and young people in the sector of the blue economy in cape verde”, along with the National Institute of Fisheries Development, the project partner.

The partnership provides for the training and promotion of ‘sustainable and cost-effective’ entrepreneurship.

Note that the protocol was signed by the Rector of the University of Vigo, Manuel Joaquín Reigosa Roger, by the Dean of the Uni-CV, Judite Medina do Nascimento and by the General Coordinator, Spanish Agency of International Cooperation for Development (AECID) in Cape Verde, Jaime Puyoles García.

Shorted to Uni-CV, the University of Cape Verde is the only public university of Cape Verde. The main campus is in Palmarejo, Praia, but there are also institutes in Mindelo, Assomada and São Jorge dos Órgãos. It has over 5000 students. A new campus for Uni-CV is under construction in Palmarejo, financed by the Chinese government. It should be completed by July 2020. It will have capacity for 4,890 students and 476 lecturers, with a library, dormitories, cafes and sports facilities. It will have 61 class rooms, five auditoriums with a capacity of 150 seats, eight computer rooms, eight reading rooms and 34 laboratories.