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MEET THE FELLOWS

The Brazil Africa Institute is proud to welcome the first cohort of the IFP. The call received 340 applications from candidates in 48 countries.

The Fellows are:

  • João André João Monteiro (Angola)
  • Francisco de Carvalho Santana (Brazil)
  • Marina Figueira Lucas (Brazil)
  • Sindoma Nita Belemsogbo (Burkina Faso)
  • Perihan Tawfik (Egypt)
  • Rajoo Morli (Mauritius)
  • Sakiina Mungroo (Mauritius)
  • Reneloie Ditshego (South Africa)
  • Roberto Adebuason (Uganda)

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WHAT IS THE IFP?

The IBRAF FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM ON SOUTH-SOUTH AND TRIANGULAR COOPERATION (IFP) aims to overcomes the gap between studying and engaging in international cooperation, taking scholars and professionals to hands on experiences in Brazil in order to explore, understand and disclose good practices and projects in socieconomic development.

The IFP will offer Professors, PhD candidates, Masters students, specialists, undergraduates and professionals an opportunity to have a concrete experience in an international and non-governmental organization that is actively engaged in international cooperation. With the exchange of know-how between the fellows and IBRAF – as well as its partner institutions - the program aims at empowering the next-generation of decision-makers in Brazil and Africa.

The program seeks to develop the participants’ capacities in terms of critical thinking, problem-solving and crisis management. Visiting Fellows will produce some specific deliverables during their stay, in the form of briefing notes (to map best practices) research papers, situation analysis, op-eds (to create academic products) and seminars (to display sustainable solutions).


KEY AREAS


Trade and Investments across the South Atlantic

Technical Cooperation and Capacity-Building

Economic and Sustainable Development

Demography, Urbanization, Housing and Public Health

Agriculture, Agri-business and Rural Development

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HOW IT WORKS

IBRAF will offer institutional support for all the aforementioned activities, at its headquarters in Fortaleza and through partner organizations’ offices all over Brazil and the African continent.

The IFP has the capacity to receive multiple fellows at the same time, with adequate space for working and living. They will each be engaged in one of the three cycles for a determined period, rotating after the completion of each activity.

Professionals and Researchers will receive, after the completion of the program, an academic certificate issued by the Brazil Africa Institute with due accreditation, plus the title of fellowship alumni.

At the end of every year, IBRAF will produce a publication, in the form of a book or an e-book, to review, compile and systematize all the knowledge produced by the fellows of the determined period.

IBRAF, seeking to foster academic production, will promote an amicable competition, and the Fellowship Program’s best and most notable research project will receive a space at the Brazil Africa Forum to showcase its findings.

DURATION 8 WEEKS

CYCLES OF ACTIVITIES

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IBRAF PARTNER INSTITUTIONS

ApexBrasil
Embrapa
ABC
Fiocruz
IFAD
CAF
FAO
Itaipu
BNB
WFP Centre
IPEA
ECLAC
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WHY PARTICIPATE?

  • Participation in a world-class program that is the first of its kind

  • Promotion of life-long learning and supporting of local fellow chapters

  • Serve as a private expert and consultant in future studies that require a theoretical and practical understanding of South-South and Triangular Cooperation

  • Join a network of like-minded professionals who strive to implement South-South and Triangular Cooperation solutions

ELIGIBILITY

  • Candidates must either be enrolled in an Undergraduate program, have a Bachelor’s Degree or hold an advanced degree (PhD, MPhil., MSc., MA or equivalents) in a relevant field
  • Candidates from all nationalities are eligible
  • Candidates must be proficient in English
  • Candidates must be 18-45 years of age
  • Female professionals and researchers are encouraged to apply to meet gender parity in the program
  • Disabled Individuals are encouraged to apply
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APPLICATIONS

 
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CONTACT AND ENQUIRIES

 
Please direct any questions to fellowship@ibraf.org