Emerging Economies: Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability

Event date: Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Event time: 3:00 pm
Event description: 

In March of 2014, Yale World Fellows teamed up with Conectas to present:
Emerging Economies: Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability
Perspectives from Brazil, Mexico and Nigeria

In recent years, Brazil, Mexico and Nigeria have been called emerging powers - but each of them continues to struggle with violence, corruption, impunity, absence of the rule of law, discrimination and inequality.

How do emerging economies promote and guarantee human rights in the midst of meteoric growth? 

This informal roundtable, featuring Yale World Fellows, teased out the role of civil society in this process, main challenges that persist, concrete solutions and lessons learned. 

Marcelo Furtado, Instituto Arapyaú (2011 World Fellow - Brazil) 

Initial remarks: 
Ana Paula Hernandez, Global Fund for Human Rights (2010 World Fellow - Mexico)
Tokunboh Ishmael, Alitheia Capital (2013 World Fellow - Nigeria) 
Lucia Nader, Conectas Human Rights, (Brazil)
Prof. Richard Foster, Yale School of Management (USA)


  • Yale School of Management Students
  • Anamaria Schindler, Avina Foundation (tbc)
  • Ana Valéria Araújo, Fundo Brasil de Direitos Humanos (tbc)
  • Staff from Conectas Human Rights and Instituto Arapyaú