Prof. João Bosco Monte was received in Jeddah by Dr Bandar Hajjar, President of the IsDB.
Prof. Monte invited him to attend the Brazil Africa Forum 2019 and discuss cooperation with government private sector officials in Brazil.
Dr Hajjar welcomed a partnership with the Brazil Africa Institute and briefed Prof. Monte on IsDB’s activities to promote development, such as the Rice Value Chain Program, Knowledge Transfer, Scholarship Program, Economic Empowerment.
The Brazil Africa Forum 2019 was officially launched in Africa during the Knowledge Session Food Security: Path to Economic Freedom, hosted by the Strathmore University Business School in Nairobi, on Tuesday, May 7th.
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.