The Brazil Africa Forum 2019 was officially launched in Nairobi, during a knowledge session hosted by Strathmore University Business School.
Prof. João Bosco Monte, President of the Brazil Africa Institute, was the keynote speaker, addressing a brief on BAF 2019 and its impact in Africa’s agricultural markets. “With very many similarities between Brazil and Africa, this partnership is critical. The Forum in Brazil will provide a great opportunity to network, share and learn from each other”, said Prof. Monte.
Also spoke in the session Mr. Felix Magaju, Client Service Manager of the Kenya Climate Innovation Center, about interventions made towards climate change adaptation and mitigation in agri-enterprises and Mr. Marcos Brandalise, Chief Executive Officer of Brazafric Group, highlighting the role of technology in revolutionizing Africa’s agricultural landscape and lessons from Brazil.
With the main theme “Food security: path to economic growth”, BAF arrives in its 7th edition as one of the main events for the strengthening of relations between Brazil and the African continent. On November 12th and 13th at the Sheraton WTC in São Paulo, Brazil, some 300 representatives from governments, the private sector, academia and potential investors will exchange experiences, discuss value opportunities and promote knowledge. Among the names already confirmed as speakers are the President of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), Benedict Oramah; the director of the World Food Program’s Centre for Excellence Against Hunger, Daniel Balaban; and the director of global practices and agriculture at the World Bank, Simeon Ehui.
Registration and info: BAF 2019 website