Bureau of International Information Programs (IIP) Coordinator Macon Phillips will be in Brazil between Aug. 23 and 29, during which time Phillips will visit Sao Paulo, Brasilia and Rio de Janeiro to discuss collaboration on environmental sustainability issues.
Additional goals are to learn more about Brazil’s growing e-governance initiatives and explore opportunities for expanded bilateral cooperation efforts.
During his visit to Sao Paulo, Phillips will meet with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and social media influencers to understand more about Brazil’s technology and communications sectors and explore areas of cooperation in confronting environmental challenges.
In Brasilia, the main appointment is at Casa Thomas Jefferson, one of the 42 independent Binational Centers providing high-quality instruction in English and promoting mutual understanding through cultural and educational programs. He will also meet with government officials, government relations experts and academics.
In Rio de Janeiro, the focus will be to meet with NGOs to discuss Brazilian efforts to address environmental challenges through public engagement campaigns. Phillips will also talk to tech incubators and social media leaders to discuss the innovations occurring in Brazil.
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