PROGRAMME

November 29

10:00 – 10:15 (GMT-3)

OPENING REMARKS

João Bosco Monte | President of the Brazil Africa Institute

10:15 – 11:40 (GMT-3)
BALLROOM
PLENARY

PROVIDING INFRASTRUCTURE SOLUTIONS IN DENSELY POPULATED SPACES

By 2050, two-thirds of the world's population is projected to live in urban areas, which indicates the need to develop infrastructure in cities to face the major challenges (housing, public transport, waste, energy, etc.) that will define people's quality of life. One of the most urgent demands for cities is how to provide infrastructure solutions that can deal with the stress caused by this massive expansion of populations in concentrated spaces.


  • How to finance urban infrastructure projects to build more sustainable cities and communities?
  • How to increase the attractiveness of infrastructure projects for private financing?
  • How to think about a basic sanitation system that promotes well-being with less environmental impact?

Patrick Dlamini | CEO of DBSA

Natália Dias | CEO of Standard Bank Brazil

Braima Luis Cassama | Vice President of BOAD

Guillaume Bonnard | Vice-President of Global Sales and Services – Thomson France

Moderator: Jamil Chade | Band News

11:40 – 11:45 (GMT-3)
BALLROOM
INTERVIEW

Ylias Akbaraly | President of Redland Group

12:00 – 14:00 (GMT-3)
BALLROOM
WORLD CUP MOMENT

MATCH SENEGAL X ECUADOR

14:00 – 15:30 (GMT-3)
BALLROOM
PLENARY

WASTE MANAGEMENT - IMPACT ON URBAN PLANNING

Cities produce a huge amount of waste and its consequence has become a big issue. Thus, more than ever it is essential to implement a waste management hierarchy policy: prevention, reduction, reuse, recycling, energy recovery and treatment or disposal. Sustainable waste management helps address the broader concerns of a linear consumer society, but it also presents more direct solutions to the problems caused by waste.


  • How to turn waste into job and income generating opportunities for the disenfranchised citizens in the developing world’s cities?
  • How local governments can take advantage of increasingly affordable new technologies to do more than just “manage waste”, turning sewage into a supply of green energy, for instance?

Jean Pierre Elong Mbassi | General Secretary of UCLG Africa

Dinan Adebayo | Mayor of Pobé, Benin

Paulo Ricardo de Mattos | Director of Innovation and Business of Brazilian Mint

Rodrigo Corradi |Deputy Executive Secretary of ICLEI for South America

Moderator: Hassan Massoud | Al Jazeera

15:30 – 17:00 (GMT-3)
BALLROOM
PLENARY

THE ROLE OF SPORTS TO ACCELERATE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN THE CITIES

Sports contribute to people's physical and intellectual improvement. In addition, it is important to the policies of social inclusion, the promoting of life quality and the equal participation of all ages. Sports are directly connected with the idea of Sustainable Cities once that they are necessary to promote a smart management of natural resources and materials in the leading of sporting events.


  • How cities are increasingly using sports to strategically improve social, economic and environmental conditions?
  • In what manners can urban sport facilities boost the development, inclusion and sustainability of cities and communities?

Alessandro Oliveira | President of Soccer Grass

Khalilou Fadiga | Football Player Legend

Clarisse Machanguana | CM Foundation and Former WNBA's Basketball Player

Layana de Souza | International Olympic Committee Young Leader

Moderator: Will Mbiakop | ASCI Executive Chairman

14:30 – 15:30 (GMT-3)
CURITIBA 1 ROOM
SIDE EVENT

THE NEW REALITY IN THE WATER AND SANITATION SECTOR: A CALL TO ACTION

ORGANIZED BY DBSA

15:30 – 16:30 (GMT-3)
SALVADOR 2 ROOM
SIDE EVENT

THE SANITATION ECONOMY: MARKET-BASED APPROACHES FOR SUSTAINABLE, INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT

United Nations - The Sanitation and Hygiene Fund (SHF)

15:30 – 16:30 (GMT-3)
CURITIBA 1 ROOM
SIDE EVENT

BRAZILIAN MINT: AN ALTERNATIVE TO YOUR CURRENCY AND DOCUMENTS

BRAZILIAN MINT

20:00 – 22:00 (GMT-3)
L'ATELIÊ SPACE
WELCOME COCKTAIL

OFFERED BY SOUTHBRIDGE GROUP


November 30

08:35:09h45(GMT-3)
BALLROOM
PLENARY

PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS IN SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT

With lagged infrastructure and limited budgets, many municipalities and local governments are struggling to keep up with their rapid growth. Thus, the last three decades have seen the power of public-private partnerships (PPPs) as a way of attracting investments and knowledge from the private sector. On the other hand, when well-designed and implemented in a balanced regulatory environment, PPPs can bring greater efficiency and sustainability to the provision of public services.


  • How to promote long-term PPPs as a key-policy to attract private investment in order to provide the infrastructure and public services most needed in cities?
  • What is required for the establishment of a sound regulatory and institutional framework aimed at ensuring integrity, transparency and public governance of PPPs?

Miguel Azevedo | Head of Investment Banking for Middle East and Africa (ex South Africa) Citigroup

Paulo Gomes | Chairman of Orango Investment Corporation

Sergio Gusmão Suchodolski | Member of the Advisory Board of Sustainable Amazon Foundation

Kolade Alabi David | President, Association of Local Government of Nigeria

Sebit Younes | General Director of Société d'Aménagement et de Développement Vert

Moderator: Omar Ben Yedder | Editor at IC Publications

09:45 – 10:00 (GMT-3)
BALLROOM
DISCUSSIONS ABOUT THE AFRICAN FREE TRADE CONTINENTAL AREA AND THE SUSTAINABILITY OF THE CITIES

Jean Bertrand Azapmo | Principal Advisor to the Commission of Trade of the African Union Comission.

10:00 – 11:00 (GMT-3)
BALLROOM
PLENARY

URBAN AGRICULTURE: GROWING GREENER CITIES

Cities around the world are encouraging food production, whether in the form of backyard, rooftop and porch cultivation, community gardens in vacant lots and parks, street and avenue farming, intensive hydroponics facilities and cattle grazing in open space. Urban agriculture is important in managing urban organic waste and ensuring food security for families in times of crisis and scarcity.


  • How urban agriculture can contribute to a more sustainable and healthy city development?
  • What should national, regional and local governments do to stimulate and support urban farming?
  • How can urban agriculture generate jobs and improve food security?

Jorge Werthein | Special Advisor to the Director General of IICA

Cesar Rizzi | Technical Director of CAMPO

Kayode Fayemi | Chairman, Nigeria Governors Forum

Moderator: Jamil Chade | Band News

11:00 – 12:00 (GMT-3)
BALLROOM
PLENARY

RISE OF RENEWABLES IN CITIES FOR THE URBAN FUTURE

Energy systems are the backbone of the core activities of cities and the production and efficient use of energy has a direct impact on the economic development of urban areas and the lives of their residents. Renewable energies can play a key role for sustainability in an interconnected system by favoring job creation, greater energy confidence and security, improved health through reduced air pollution and increased access to electricity.


  • How can renewable energies contribute to solve pressing urban problems (waste management, energy costs, air pollution, etc) and to improve living standards?
  • What policies and actions shall be taken to promote renewable energy projects in urban settlement?

Frannie Léautier | CEO of SouthBridge Investments

Eduardo Pimentel | Deputy Mayor of Curitiba

Jorge Samek | Former Brazilian General Director of Itaipu Binacional

Henrique Pissaia | General Coordinator for Strategic Alliances of FONPLATA

Tamer Mansour | CEO of CCAB

Francisco Carvalho | Mayor of Praia

Moderator: Pablo Ribeiro | Journalist

11:00 – 12:00 (GMT-3)
CURITIBA 1 ROOM
SIDE EVENT

BRAZILIAN-STYLE INNOVATION: CASES FROM VALE DO DENDÊ

VALE DO DENDÊ

12:00 – 14:00 (GMT-3)
BALLROOM
WORLD CUP MOMENT

MATCH TUNISIA X FRANCE


OFFERED BY THE ARAB BRAZILIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

14:00 – 15:00 (GMT-3)
CURITIBA ROOM
PLENARY

THE SOCIAL IMPACT OF THE CREATIVE INDUSTRY IN THE CITIES

Creative and cultural industry explore the irreverence of people in the perspective of an inventive rupture. On the other side, the human potential radicated in the cities can bring sustainable development in its several capacities.


  • How to positively amplify the actions of the creative industry in the cities?
  • How can the creative/cultural industry help to strengthen social ties in neighbourhoods and to address the current youth unemployment challenges?
  • What is required to develop a friendly ecosystem for the flourishing of the creative industry?

Adriana Barbosa | CEO of PRETAHUB

Ntemoyok Mewanu Gregory | Mayor of Kumba City

Ody Akhanoba | Senior Manager of Afreximbank's SME Development Unit

Nadeeya GK | Cameroonian Dancer and Choreographer

Moderator: Caroline Ribeiro | TV Cultura

15:00 – 16:00 (GMT-3)
BALLROOM
PLENARY

INVESTMENT AND BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY ROUNDTABLE


Economic growth has been irresponsibly sought, for decades, at the expense of environmental sustainability. Now, societies struggle with the consequences of global warming, as natural disasters are more frequent and more destructive.


  • Can international cooperation set a framework for change, to safeguard ecosystems in every region?
  • What are the roles of adaptation and mitigation to build stronger ecosystems in developed and developing nations?
  • Is it possible to go back, rebuilding our natural heritage and finding other ways to achieve economic growth?

Jean Pierre Elong Mbassi | Secretary General of UCLG
Patrick Dlamini | CEO of DBSA
Aby Alexander | President of Thomson Broadcast US for America and India
Paulo Gomes | Founder and CEO of Orango Investments
Rodrigo Rocha| Commercial Leader and Counselor of Begini
Moderator: Frannie Léautier | CEO of SOUTHBRIDGE INVESTMENTS

ORGANIZED BY SOUTHBRIDGE GROUP

16:00 (GMT-3)
BALLROOM
CLOSING CEREMONY
Celso Amorim | Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Brazil