Transforming ideas
into actions

We are a non-governmental organization created in 2012 with the aim of being a catalyst for opportunities between Brazil and Africa, within the scope of Triangular Technical Cooperation.


Brazil Africa Institute is a non-profit organization aiming to promote the engagement between Brazil and the African continent, championing economic development for governments and private sector's interests.

João Bosco Monte

Professor Monte holds a PhD in Education from the Federal University of Ceará and Postdoctoral studies from the University of Brasilia (UNB), with the object of research on the integration of the African continent. He is a visiting professor of important Brazilian and African universities. He is the author of books and publications about the relations between the various international actors. He also acts as an international consultant for Brazilian and foreign organizations. Professor Monte is also a columnist and commentator in important media in Brazil. He was a Brazilian delegate to the 2013 edition of the Academic Forum of the BRICS. He is the General Coordinator of the Brazil Africa Forum and the President of the Board of Trustees of the Youth Technical Training Program (IBRAF).

André Brayner

Special Advisor to the Presidency

Bruno Monte

Director of International Projects

Matilde Bezerra

Executive Secretary

Ed Brasil

Marketing Coordinator

Sofia Vitorino

Presidency Assistant

Gustavo Augusto-Vieira

Content Manager

Caroline Ribeiro

Communications Officer

Brunna Bastos

Project Development Officer

Eli Nove

Administrative Assistant

José Ramos-Horta

Former President of East Timor and Nobel Peace Prize winner

Celso Amorim

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Defense of Brazil

João Clemente Baena Soares

Chair of the Inter-American Juridical Committee of the Organization of American States (OAS)

Daniel Pereira

Former Ambassador of Cape Verde in Brazil

Oluyede Olu Ajayi

Researcher at the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA)

Christopher Till

Director and curator of the Apartheid Museum

Marcos Brandalise

President of BrazAfric Enterprises

Celso Marcondes

Director for Africa of the Lula Institute

Francisco Mantero

President of the Portuguese Association for Economic Development and Cooperation (ELO)

John A. Kufuor

Former president of Ghana and Chairman of the John A. Kufour Foundation


We seek to contribute in areas such as public policies, promote the improvement of business practices and the business environment, encourage commerce and investments and incorporate the principles of sustainability into corporate management. In addition, we promote meetings in accordance with the interests of our partners from various areas, through events, consulting and technical visits.




Rua José de Alencar Ramos, 385
Luciano Cavalcante
Fortaleza, Ceará, Brasil
CEP 60813-565