Angola Training Course Report 2017

Striving for Professionalism in Cost Effective Boreholes Angola

Professional Borehole Drilling Management Training Course

Understanding groundwater, cost-effective boreholes, procurement, contract management and costing and pricing of boreholes

Angola, 20 – 24 November 2017


As part of the cooperation agreement between UNICEF and Skat Foundation on Professional Borehole Drilling Management, a five day training workshop on ‘Understanding groundwater, cost effective boreholes, procurement, contract management and costing and pricing of boreholes’ was conducted by Skat Foundation on behalf of the Ministry of Energy and Water, Angola, between the 20th and 24th November, 2017. The workshop was delivered at the Instituto Superior Politenico, Tundavala, Lubango, Angola by Miguel Angelo Gonzalez Alonso, Belis Matabire and Dotun Adekile with remote support from Kerstin Danert and Jose Gesti Canuto on behalf of Skat Foundation and UNICEF Programme Division, New York. Tomas Lopez de Bufala and Edson Monterio of UNICEF Angola provided both logistical and technical support during the workshop. Apart from the facilitators, 28 participants took part in the workshop. The following report gives an account of the proceedings and outcomes of the workshop.




The learning objectives of the training workshop were that by the end of the course, the participants would:

  •  Understand the Principles of Cost Effective Boreholes
  •  Have some knowledge of groundwater occurrence in Angola
  •  Understand the procurement process in borehole construction
  •  Appreciate why transparency in procurement is essential for sustainable water supplies
  •  Understand how to cost and price boreholes in drilling projects
  •  Be able to prepare engineer’s estimates for borehole drilling projects
  •  Evaluate tender documents for siting and drilling of boreholes
  •  Effectively manage borehole drilling projects from site selection through to completion


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