Dr. Ângela Moreno Departs INIDA to Champion Água de Rega

The former President of the National Institute for Agricultural Research and Development of Cape Verde (INIDA), Dr. Ângela Maria P. Barreto da Veiga Moreno, has stepped down to head Água de Rega (AdR).

AdR is the company to which the management, exploration and distribution of water resources for irrigation in Cape Verde has been granted, in accordance with the Decree-Law No. 47/2021 of June 10, 2021.

Dr. Moreno took over the reins of AdR in early August 2022, after eight (08) years at the head of INIDA.

The new AdR figurehead confides that she will continue to work in agricultural research for development and in connection with the National Agricultural Research System (NARS) of Cape Verde, to “change lives”.

I congratulate on my own behalf and on behalf of CORAF, Dr. Moreno on her new position and I wish her success in her new duties. It was a real pleasure to collaborate with her while she was at INIDA and I am convinced that she has left a great legacy behind her, including a solid foundation for the continued collaboration between CORAF and INIDA,”

said CORAF Executive Director, Dr. Abdou Tenkouano.

“I look forward to continuing the collaboration with her and her new institution, on projects of common interest,” he added.

Dr. Moreno has been the Chairperson of CORAF’s Board of Directors, since 2018.

As such, CORAF Executive Director hopes that this new experience of Dr. Moreno will benefit the organization in many ways.

“Dr. MORENO’s leadership and vision have been salutary for CORAF, since she has been the Chairperson of the Board of Directors. Water management and irrigation being very critical and common challenges in most West and Central Africa countries, we hope to take advantage of this new experience that Dr. Moreno has just started, at least for the rest of her mandate as Chairperson of the Board of Directors,” said CORAF Executive Director.

“I count on you for the new challenges that I will assume from now on,” said Dr. Moreno, from her side.

Dr. Moreno has several researches and studies related to hydrology and water and soil conservation to her credit. This is her last publication in a important international Journal in United States of America.

She also serves on the Board of the West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL).

For questions related to INIDA, please contact directly the current President Eng. Nora Silva (norahesilva@yahoo.com.br).