Brazil Africa Institute (IBRAF), in the presence of its president, João Bosco Monte, was the only brazilian institution to attend the 8th g7+ meeting, held between 14 and 15 december in Lisbon. The meeting aimed to analyze the progress, set priorities and share experiences to reduce conflicts and promote development of member countries.
“We need to bring the people that really turn the wheel, that are people from the private sector, to help transforming lives in countries in states of fragility”, said IBRAF’s President João Bosco Monte, who was the keynote speaker in the meeting.
The g7+ members are Afghanistan, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea. Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Liberia, Papua New Guinea, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, East Timor, Togo and Yemen.
Partnership between IBRAF and g7 +
In the the meeting, the IBRAF invited members of the g7+ to attend the next Brazil Africa Forum, scheduled to happen in november 2019 in São Paulo. With the partnership, the organizations intend to work together to end fragility and promote development. “Solidarity, Community and Affinity: three words that can unite us,” said João Bosco Monte.
Read an interview with Helder da Costa, general secretary of g7+, published in July 2016 in ATLANTICO magazine