quinta-feira, setembro 13, 2012
UNL em conferência sobre Africa
NOVA JOINED WORLDWIDE EXPERTS IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT POLICIES FOR AFRICA
Nova School of Business and Economics hosted, on 7 and 8 September 2012, the first international NOVAFRICAconference, focusing on "Economic Development in Africa".
The opening session of the conference counted with the presence of Luís Brites Pereira, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation; Luisa Diogo, Chairwoman of Barclays Bank Mozambique, former Prime Minister and former Finance Minister of Mozambique; José Octavio Serra Van-Dúnem, professor at the University Agostinho Neto in Angola; António Rendas, Rector of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa; and José Ferreira Machado, Dean of Nova School of Business and Economics.
This was the first international conference organized by NOVAFRICA, a project of Nova School of Business and Economics and Angola Business School, created in 2011 with the goal of producing and disseminating knowledge for creating prosperity in Africa.
For Cátia Batista, Nova SBE Professor and Executive Director of NOVAFRICA, "Lisbon necessarily needs to be a bridge between the knowledge produced in the U.S. and Europe, and the African reality, with which NOVAFRICAhas privileged links".
The conference program - which went far beyond academic discussion and brought together professors, specialists with political influence and businesspeople with links to Africa - is available here.
For more information about NOVAFRICA visit novafrica.org