Prof. João Bosco Monte, President of the Brazil Africa Institute, is an Intra-African Trade Fair Active Ambassador. holds a PhD in Education from the Federal University of Ceará and Postdoctoral studies from the University of Brasilia (UNB), with the object of research on the integration of the African continent. He is a visiting professor of important Brazilian and African universities and author of books and publications about the relations between the various international actors. Professor Monte also acts as an international consultant for Brazilian and foreign organizations. He is a columnist and commentator in important media in Brazil. In 2018 Professor Monte was admitted as Comendador da Ordem de Rio Branco, a very prestigious award of the Brazilian Government, in recognition for his merits achieved on the promotion of the relations between Brazil and Africa. He was a Brazilian delegate to the 2013 edition of the Academic Forum of the BRICS. He is the General Coordinator of the Brazil Africa Forum and the President of the Board of Trustees of the Youth Technical Training Program (IBRAF).