|On November 28th, FSVC will celebrate #GivingTuesday, a movement that honors generosity. On this occasion, we are looking back at some of our successes of this year.
Today, we would like to highlight some of the work we are doing in Angola. The country has faced a tumultuous history since its independence in 1975, marked by a 28-year civil war that ended in 2002, and the authoritarian Dos Santos regime that lasted from 1979 to 2017. This complex past has left a legacy of great inequality in Angolan society, with limited spaces for civic engagement. Angola, however, also has some of the richest natural resource reserves in the world, including oil, diamonds and more, providing a unique opportunity for inclusive socio-economic development. It is also undergoing a democratic transition.
FSVC has been providing technical assistance in Angola for over 13 years, helping to lay the foundations for sound financial infrastructure and accountable governance. FSVC’s work in Angola includes strengthening central banking supervisory capacities, building the anti-money laundering (AML) capabilities of commercial banks, and enhancing anti-corruption efforts and procedures within key government institutions.
FSVC is also implementing a program to build the capacity of investigative journalists in reporting corruption and monitoring reforms, and to empower civil society organizations (CSOs) to advocate for anticorruption reforms and engage the public. FSVC is deploying innovative strategies, such as training Angolan social media influencers on the power of social media to shine light on corruption cases and engage with vulnerable groups. FSVC is also helping to create stronger collaboration between CSOs and journalists, to amplify the reach and impact of their respective work.
FSVC remains steadfast in its commitment to assist reform efforts in Angola and anticipates another year of meaningful contributions through its established programs.
Private donations are critical in helping us continue our mission to promote resilient and inclusive economies in developing countries, and specifically in Angola. Can we count on you to be part of our generous network of supporters?