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


André Brayner

Special Advisor to the Presidency

Matilde Bezerra

Administrative Manager

Sofia Vitorino

Presidency Assistant

Gustavo Augusto-Vieira

Content Analyst

Caroline Ribeiro

Communications Coordinator

Alinne Nobre

Project Development 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 ofthe Organization of American States (OAS)

Frannie Léautier

CEO and Executive Director Asset Management of Trade and Development Bank (TDB)

Geraldo Luciano

Vice President of Investments and Controllership and Director of Investor Relations of M. Dias Branco

Kapil Kapoor

Director General for the Southern Africa Region of African Development Bank Group (AfDB)

John A. Kufuor

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

Christopher Till

Director and curator of the Apartheid Museum

Marcos Brandalise

President of BrazAfric Enterprises

Francisco Mantero

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

Oluyede Ajayi

Team Leader of Agriculture & Climate Change of the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (ACP-EU)


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