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Elvis Paul N. Tangem (AU) meets Scienza per Amore – January 15, 2015

On January 15th, 2015, Elvis Paul N. Tangem (representative of the Department Of Rural Economy and Agriculture of the African Union (AU) and coordinator of the Great Green Wall Initiative for Sahara and Sahel) met with the Associations Scienza per Amore and VersOltre.

This meeting was a consequence of the interest of Mr. Tangem and the AU in the project Bits of Future: Food for All, founded and promoted by Scienza per Amore. In particular, the possible applications of the HYST in specific areas of Africa were illustrated during the meeting.
At the end of the meeting Mr. Tangem reaffirmed his interest in the Project and stated his intention to be a connection to the highest offices of the AU, so as to join the effort to bring Bits of Future to all the AU member states.

After the meeting, Mr. Tangem visited the art school Versoltre and admired the artwork of teachers and students. As he became aware of all the activities and associations that support the International Cooperation Project, he expressed his appreciation:

“…The objective [of the Great Green Wall Initiative] is to improve the lives of the inhabitants of the Drylands of Africa. […] The involvement of Scienza per Amore is very important for us, it is very important for the AU. We have been in contact with the organization for some time. They came to visit the Commission in Addis Abeba last year and then we had another occasion to meet at the African Dryland Week in N’Djamena, in Ciad. [..] The work of Scienza per Amore was highly appreciated and there have been several requests and demands on the way forward. And that’s why it is very important for the AU to keep the relationship, the momentum, so that we, the AU, can advice our member states, our partners, on the importance of the work that the organization is doing, which is really important […] at firs I only knew about the HYST, but now I have seen the cultural projects, art, stamps, everything, and it is very encouraging. I will strongly advice the Commission to connect with Scienza per Amore on both a diplomatic and a political level and to encourage all the African Countries to get involved. Thank you so much, we’re together.”