Dr. David Strangway is a member of Development Workshop’s international advisory board and grew up in Angola in the 1940s and 1950s. He presents the key-not address that he gave the previous week to Angola’s National Conference on Science an Technology between the 11th and 13th September 2013. Dr. Strangway discusses Angola’s potential for developing technology and scientific knowledge and also the challenges that the country faces due to its history and the problems resulting from the unequal distribution of wealth. He notes that Angola’s life expectancy today of 51.5 years is little different form when his family left Angola in 1967. Dr. Strangway’s father and mother came to Angola in 1927 and spent 40 years working in the fields of medicine, public health, nutrition and agricultural.