The Brazil Africa Institute (IBRAF) is a non-profit organization that aims to promote international cooperation and engagement between Brazil and the African continent, contributing towards the social and economic development of countries, boosting the convergence of governments agendas with private sector interests, fostering technical and scientific cooperation and advancing with multilateral relations.
IBRAF’s expertise and vast network allow it to develop projects in various areas, ranging from agriculture, rural development, food security, public policies, education, health, trade and investments, financial management, technical training, youth empowerment, gender equality while utilizing South-South and Triangular cooperation to build a better and more sustainable future. These initiatives are based on three pillars:
1. Events that aim to bring together leaders, experts and authorities from all origins, sectors and realms to dialogue and share experiences, from high-level fora to summits, meetings, conferences, debates and more, boosting the exchange of know-how and the construction of synergies.
2. Capacity-building, mobilizing organizations, individuals and resources to achieve structural change in the African continent, through the creation or improvement of either physical capacity, such as infrastructure, energy and sanitation, or professional capacity, via educational and technical training
3. Research, studies and publications, aiming to build an agenda that can influence key actors, as well as the general public, to promote a transparent perspective regarding African countries and their societies. Through a contemporary and innovative lens, it provides Brazilian, African and other decision-makers with quality, evidence-based and policy-oriented studies to catalyze development projects as well as cooperation in the área of trade and investments.