The Brazil Africa connection will only effectively happen, when Afro-descendants, who have entered universities and want to do trade with Africa, are heard and taken into consideration in debates like this.
We are not going to be able to overcome the gulf in development if we do not have the young people on the supply side, using everything they know in technological terms. This technological issue creates a bridge that transforms the Atlantic into a stream
The great challenge is the sustainability and continuity of the programs. A river is a good metaphor for the Atlantic Ocean and it is these bridges that we should seek to build in an event like this,
Do not we have the technology to fight hunger in the world? What we need is the political commitment to do this. The world spends a trillion and a half on military issues and, to end hunger, we use only 1% of that expenditure. This is a shame. We should invest money in technology to support smallholder farmers and small producers
Youth employment and opportunity is very important because it can be a way of maintaining the biodiversity in rural areas. Technology questions is very important because the youth would like to have a new role. They would like to work with the technology
The focus that we put on South-south trade makes us look into the Brazilian model. The challenge is not the lack of money, but entrepreneurship and management skills. We would like to see Brazil coming to the continent with as much boldness as India came. Brazil could do the same as India and China.
This Forum is an expression for South-South Cooperations. This cooperation started to avoid the repetition of the great depression. This cooperation was driven by the principles of equality, non-interference policies and self-reliance between Souther countries.
It is important that we create opportunities for the youth to participate in the nation building and actively participate in the governance of their society. We have to combat injustice between women and males. It is my expectation that this forum will encompass the SDGs and the African Union's agenda 2063.