As part of the Festival of Sustainable Development 2020, ASviS organised a series of webinars on the topic. One of these, titled "Eni and the Republic of Angola: strategic partnership for sustainable development", was led by Eni Angola on 8 October. Taking part in the discussions were Matteo Bacchini, Managing Director of Eni Angola, Cristiano Gallo, the Italian Ambassador to Angola, Tommaso de Pippo, Professor at the Catholic University of Angola, and representatives from the Angola National Oil, Gas and Biofuels Agency, and the Agronomic Research Institute of Angola.
Eni’s presentation focused on the company’s contribution towards the achievement of United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #17 (Partnership for the goals), through a series of social projects supported by partnerships that the company has been implementing across the country in core sectors that include access to energy and water, health and agriculture.
The speakers’ contributions added further information on the subject, highlighting Eni's investments in the social sector in Angola. There was a special focus on the water sector and the next agricultural project to be carried out in Cabinda province under a Cooperation Agreement – a new partnership model that Eni is about to establish in Angola. To close-out the webinar, a video of the partnership of Eni in Angola and the HALO Trust was shown.