It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death of our colleague Mr. Chipilica Barbosa, Senior Programme Officer at the SASSCAL Angolan National Node who passed on 30th January 2024. Popularly known as “Mr. Chipi” here at SASSCAL, he has been with the organisation since 2015.
After joining SASSCAL Mr. Chipi’s role entailed working with different stakeholders for SASSCAL with more focus on scientific research. He played a pivotal role in advancing the work of Scientific Research at SASSCAL working together with the broader scientific community, the research users and ensuring the success of SASSCAL’s research portfolios.
Mr. Chipi dearly served within the SASSCAL Angola Node with high determination and discipline. Among many of his achievements was the establishment of the SASSCAL National Node in Angola, led the execution of administrative and projects operations in the Angolan Branch with a solid vision and strategic direction.
He passed on at the peak of his academic pursuits, holding a BSc in Agriculture and Natural Resources, an MSc in Water Resources and Management, and was a PhD Candidate in Natural Ecosystems Management.
To SASSCAL, we have lost one of the core pillars of our human resource, a workmate, family member and a brother.
Mr. Chipi will be remembered as a colleague who was dedicated to his work, a passionate and easy-going colleague. SASSCAL will dearly miss him.
May his soul rest in eternal peace!