The Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) and the Brazil Africa Institute (IBRAF) today signed a memorandum of understanding for the development of partnerships in the areas of training, research and development of joint projects.
“The memorandum aims at establishing partnerships between the Instituto Brasil África and CPLP in the field of training, research, joint projects for youth, and also the search for funding for these projects,” explained the secretary general of the CPLP, Maria do Carmo Silveira.
According to the official, organizations will now identify some projects to be included in the format of this memorandum.
The president of the IBRAF, João Bosco Monte, signalled the signing of an understanding that was being discussed “just over a year ago”.
“We envisage that an agreement should be signed and that, from then on, an agenda be established,” added João Bosco Monte.
For the president of the IBRAF, a non-profit organization that aims to “promote engagement between Brazil and the African continent” through economic development, the sharing of experiences and good practices between countries allows a mutual growth of the participants.
“We are convinced that good experiences, good practices, from Brazil, but also from some African and Portuguese-speaking countries can be shared. The effort we have now [is] to join forces through IBRAF’s joint actions and the CPLP so that it can more and more meet needs and present answers to problems that exist in Brazil as well as in Portuguese-speaking African countries, ” said João Bosco Monte.
The CPLP was one of the entities participating in the ‘6th Forum Brazil África’, with the theme ‘Youth Empowerment: Transformation to achieve sustainable development’, a contest organized by IBRAF, in Salvador da Bahia, on 22 and 23 November.