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
Employment and Jobs
Trade and Investment
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.
There is goodwill in Brazil and Africa cooperation and this should be explored.
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.
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
There is more than an ocean between Brazil and Africa. There is actually a bridge for opportunities.
We can learn important lessons from Brazil, especially from its economic growth, its success in reducing social inequality and its development experience