Isabel dos Santos Goes Green
Isabel dos Santos is passionate her home country of Angola, Africa. As the daughter of the former president of this country, she has been concerned about its growth and its economic future. She has championed and advocated for the upgrade of telecommunications and technology, claiming that it will help Angola compete on the global economic stage and strengthen the country’s finances. She has also expressed concern about its future as well. She claims that green technology practices are the key to a sustainable future especially in emerging markets.
Isabel dos Santos is concerned about Angola’s natural resources which have been degrading due to practices that are not sustainable. This is readily observable in the agricultural industry. These practices have not adapted to the changing climate and have been threatening productivity, food stores and the livelihoods of many people living in the rural areas throughout the country. Flooding and drought have resulted in poor water quality, poor sanitation and disease. These conditions have caused food prices to soar and poverty to rise due to rising food prices.
Como líderes, a forma como desenvolvemos o #talento nas nossas organizações diz muito sobre o que que consideramos mais importante, tanto na sociedade como no mundo corporativo. Para mim é criar oportunidades que aproveitem ao máximo o talento jovem local#Angola #emprendedores pic.twitter.com/7wEVSrbihH— Isabel Dos Santos (@isabelaangola) July 4, 2019
By promoting the development and use of green, climate smart technologies, Angola can be prepared to deal positively with these natural disasters. Isabel dos Santos urges that in order for green technology to exist, the local and federal government within a country must be willing to make the commitment to invest funds in the development of the technology and the infrastructure associated with it. African countries such as Kenya and Uganda, have made the commitment to promoting sustainability and have made great strides toward this goal. As economic researchers have noted, green and sustainable technologies will boost agricultural productivity. Societies with high agricultural productivity will be able to shift a portion of this labor into a sector that develops knowledge and technology and become more sustainable in the future.
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