It gives us great pleasure to invite you to the 6th Brazil Africa Forum to take place on November 22nd, 23rd, 2018 at the Hotel Deville Convention Center, in Salvador, Brazil under the Theme ‘Youth Empowerment: Transformation to Achieve Sustainable Development’.

As the world now has the largest generation of young people in history, we can not speak of sustainable development without the active involvement of youth. Therefore, the Forum will provide a high-level discussion on a driven initiative that seeks to increase cooperation and collaboration between Africa and Brazil in areas related to job creation, empowerment, active citizenship, digital inclusion and entrepreneurship.

During the two days event we expect to bring together over 300 representatives from various spheres of government, business leaders, potential investors and academia to discuss and share good experiences and opportunities for young people in Brazil and Africa.

We hope to see you in Salvador.

João Bosco Monte
President of Brazil Africa Institute

You will be involved in a highly creative, interdisciplinary and collaborative environment covering the following areas:

Innovation and Technology

Gender Equality


Employment and Jobs

Creative Industry


Trade and Investment


Digital Economy

Triangular Cooperation

Welcome to Salvador

Capital of the State of Bahia, Salvador is the most representative city of the African continent in Brazil. About 80% of its the population is Afro-descendant.

Several manifestations of African cultural traits can be observed in Bahian culture, such as popular music, gastronomy, folklore and popular festivals.

With the arrival of the Portuguese in 1501, the city was called “Bahia de Todos os Santos”.  In 1549, it became the capital of Brazil.

Today, with about 3 million inhabitants, Salvador offers a complete infrastructure for leisure and business.


José Ramos-Horta

Former President of East Timor and Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Celso Amorim

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Defense of Brazil

Maria do Carmo

Executive Secretary of Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP)

Benedict Oramah

President of Afreximbank

Ashif Juma

CEO AG-Dangote

João Almino

Ambassador and Director of the Brazilian Cooperation Agency (ABC)

Yemi Akinbamijo

Executive Director of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA)

João Bosco

President of Brazil Africa Institute

  • Yemi Akinbamijo
    There is goodwill in Brazil and Africa cooperation and this should be explored.
    Yemi Akinbamijo
    Executive Director of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA)​
  • Gilbert Foussoun Houngbo
    Brazil has been a leader in terms of poverty reduction and fight against hunger in recent decades, and a champion of innovative rural development policies and programmes.
    Gilbert Foussoun Houngbo
    ​Presiden​t ​​​of the International Fund for Agricultural Development — IFAD
  • Dlamini-Zuma
    Brazil and African countries have worked closely to ensure that we foster South-South relations. Through these joint efforts, we are ensuring a stronger voice for developing countries in international forums and negotiations
    Former Chairperson of African union comission
  • João Bosco Monte
    There is more than an ocean between Brazil and Africa. There is actually a bridge for opportunities.
    João Bosco Monte
    President of Brazil Africa Institute
  • Akinwumi Adesina​
    We can learn important lessons from Brazil, especially from its economic growth, its success in reducing social inequality and its development experience
    Akinwumi Adesina​
    President of the African Development Bank (AfDB)




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