Partnership between IBRAF and Trends to promote research

During his recent visit to the United Arab Emirates, the president of the Brazil Africa Institute (IBRAF), professor João Bosco Monte, met the CEO of Trends Research & Advisory, Dr. Mohammed Abdullah Al-Ali. The agenda  took place at the institution’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi. Trends Research & Advisory invited professor João Bosco Monte to discuss joint initiatives and learn from the Brazilian experience.

IBRAF’s president, João Bosco Monte (pictured left) and the CEO of Trends Research & Advisory, Dr. Mohammed Abdullah Al-Ali.

Trends Research & Advisory collaborators heard from IBRAF’s president how they can benefit from IBRAF’s relevant work in the development of scientific research and alternative technologies, publications, round tables and events, and knowledge exchange between young researchers. 

According to professor João Bosco Monte, Trends Research & Advisory showed interest in a joint action to train young Africans, along the lines of what already happens in IBRAF programs, such as the Youth Technical Training Program and the IBRAF Fellowship Program. “It was a great opportunity to strengthen ties between IBRAF and Trends Research & Advisory for a cooperation agenda involving Brazil, Africa and the United Arab Emirates,” commented professor João Bosco Monte.

Institutions with strong research pillars

The Brazil Africa Institute is a global reference in providing Brazilian, African and other decision-makers with quality, evidence-based and policy-oriented studies for negotiations that can be mutually beneficial and catalyze development projects as well as cooperation, trade and investments. 

Based on the principles of impartiality, neutrality and independence,  IBRAF promotes relations with the African continent within the scope of South-South and triangular cooperation. With a qualified team, IBRAF has the capacity to engage in spontaneous and on-demand research activities, creating original and useful knowledge.

Trends Research & Advisory is an independent research institution that aims to contribute to the shaping of the future. It analyzes the geopolitical, economic, and social aspects of regional and global developments in order to better understand the various dimensions of prevailing trends and the opportunities and challenges they present, while adhering to international standards in research. Trends seeks to build a network of strong partnerships with global research centers and think tanks as well as with governmental and non-governmental organizations and institutions.