Cooperation across the Lusophone World

Health, Education & Sustainable Development

Brazil, Portugal, and the six countries of Lusophone Africa - Angola, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Cabo Verde and São Tomé and Príncipe - share a common language. This link - the product of a complex transatlantic history - is celebrated on 5 May each year during the International Day of Portuguese Language and Culture.

To mark the day in 2021, Canning House examined present-day cooperative ties across the Lusophone world in healthcare, education and sustainable development - where they exist, what they have achieved, and how they could go further. To discuss, we welcomed a panel of experts on the Lusophone world's past, present and future.


Chair: Dr Alexandra Lourenço Dias

Director of the Camões Centre for Portuguese Language and Culture, KCL

Dr Jose Lingna Nafafe

Senior Lecturer in Portuguese and Lusophone Studies, Department of Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, University of Bristol

Katyna Argueta

Resident Representative in Brazil, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Maria Berta Ecija

PhD candidate at King's Brazil Institute and at the African Leadership Centre, KCL

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