IBRAF visits the new headquarters of the Fundação Cultural Palmares in Brasilia

The president of the Brazil Africa Institute (IBRAF), Professor João Bosco Monte, visited the recently opened headquarters of the Fundação Cultural Palmares in Brasilia, where he was received by the institution’s president, João Jorge Santos Rodrigues. During the meeting, possible collaborative actions between the two organizations were discussed, in particular the exhibition “Mandela, Ícone Mundial de Reconciliação”, showcased in Brasilia, in May 2024. This the result of a partnership between IBRAF and the Nelson Mandela Foundation, based in Johannesburg, South Africa. The collection features a series of 50 panels depicting the life and legacy of the renowned South African leader.

In addition, the meeting between the presidents of IBRAF and the Palmares Foundation explored other forms of cooperation to strengthen ties between Brazil and Africa. From cultural initiatives to economic and social development projects, the partnership has the potential to positively impact various areas of mutual interest.

The Palmares Cultural Foundation, an important Brazilian institution dedicated to the promotion of Afro-Brazilian culture, plays a key role in the preservation and dissemination of African cultural heritage in Brazil. Meanwhile, the Brazil Africa Institute has stood out as a bridge for dialog and cooperation between Brazil and African countries. The joint initiative with the Palmares Foundation represents another step towards consolidating these ties.