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Add to Calendar 17/07/2017 09:00 17/07/2017 18:00 Africa/Casablanca Assessing and Redefining Policies towards Africa in a New Global Scenario: Intersecting Perspectives between Brazil and Morocco Sao Paulo, Brazil In the framework of the analytical partnership between the Center for Integration and Development Studies (CINDES) based in Brazil and OCP Policy Center in Morocco, intended at improving and deepening through research the economic relations between Brazil and Morocco and foster Brazil-Morocco cooperation in Sub-Saharan Africa, several research and policy papers ... Sao Paulo, Brazil OCP Policy Center contact@ocppc.ma false DD/MM/YYYY
Monday, July 17, 2017 - 09:00 to 18:00

Assessing and Redefining Policies towards Africa in a New Global Scenario: Intersecting Perspectives between Brazil and Morocco

Sao Paulo, Brazil

In the framework of the analytical partnership between the Center for Integration and Development Studies (CINDES) based in Brazil and OCP Policy Center in Morocco, intended at improving and deepening through research the economic relations between Brazil and Morocco and foster Brazil-Morocco cooperation in Sub-Saharan Africa, several research and policy papers have been written by economists and experts. In this context, seminars will be held in Brazil, on july 17th, in order to hold strategic discussions with key economic players from the two continents on the outcomes of the research projects. These Strategic Dialogues aim to be a platform for dialogue and exchange for key Brazilian and Moroccan stakeholders engaged in the development of the African continent, providing elements for discussion on the partnership perspectives between Brazil, Morocco and Africa. It also represents an opportunity to enhance and further these discussions between think tanks committed to bringing a contribution to analyzing regional and international geopolitical dynamics, and for private and public operators to draw from the analyses in order to make informative decisions and draft fact based integration and cooperation policies. 

The daylong seminar will be composed of two main policy oriented sessions, involving different audiences.

The morning session will gather policy thinkers, international relations researchers and economists, as well as selected private operators, in order to explore the recent economic evolutions the African continent has experienced this past decade, as well as the geopolitical perspectives and economic opportunities it represents for the Latin American continent, in the spirit of South-South partnerships. It will also present, from the perspectives of Brazilian, Moroccan and Sub-Saharan African key business and policy actors in the African continent, the successfully implemented industrial and trade policies, while exploring avenues and potential for furthering cooperation and investment. 

The afternoon session, will gather key Moroccan and Brazilian researchers, policy makers and private actors involved in partnerships and bilateral projects, in order to discuss strategies to improve and to deepen the bilateral economic relations between these two middle income countries.   

Agenda

 

09:00 – 09:20

Opening Remarks

Session I: The African Continent: Recent Evolutions and Future Perspectives

09:00 – 10:00

PANEL I: AFRICA FROM GROWTH TO DEVELOPMENT: WHERE WE STAND?

10:00 – 11:00

PANEL II: AFRICA’S REMAINING CHALLENGES (Agriculture and Food Security; Industrialization)

11:00 – 11:15

Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:30

PANEL III: UPDATING BRAZIL’S STRATEGIES TOWARDS AFRICA

Session II: Morocco-Brazil Economic Relations: Present Situation and Strategies for a Deeper Relationship

14:00 – 14:10

Opening Remarks

14:10 – 14:55

PANEL IV: MOROCCO-BRAZIL ECONOMIC RELATIONS: CURRENT SITUATION AND INTERSECTING PERSPECTIVES FOR FURTHER COOPERATION WITH AFRICA

14:55 –15:40

PANEL V: AGROINDUSTRY, AERONAUTICS, FINANCIAL SERVICES AND INFRASTRUCTURE: WHAT ARE THE PROMISING SECTORS FOR TRADE AND INVESTMENTS?

15:40 – 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 –17:00

PANEL VI: LOOKING AHEAD: PUBLIC POLICIES TO FOSTER DEEPER INTEGRATION

17:00 –17:15

Concluding Remarks

 

 

About the Centre for Studies in Integration and Development (CINDES)

Created in March 2006, the Centre for Studies in Integration and Development (CINDES) is a research institute that seeks to contribute to the deepening of the debate about the relations between Brazilian development and its international integration. Since then CINDES has consolidated as a policy-oriented studies centre that analyses Brazilian foreign economic policy, its positions and interests in different negotiation fora, the evolution of the global scenario and its impacts on the country's economy and policies. Through its studies, research and seminars, CINDES establishes itself as an independent think tank.

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