Civil Society and Equitable Development in Brazil:
Conselho de Desenvolvimento Economico e Social
The Bildner Center/Brazil Project cordially invites you to a special meeting to discuss Brazil’s distinctive experience with the Council for Economic and Social Development (CDES, Conselho de Desenvolvimento Economico e Social) launched by President Lula da Silva in 2003.
Ângela Cotta Ferreira Gomes
Deputy Secretary, SEDES
Maria Luiza Falcão
Economic Studies Manager, SEDES
Associate Researcher, UnB
Dra. Angela Gomes and Professor Maria Luiza Falcao are high-level officers of the Secretariat of the Council for Economic and Social Development (CDES), a program directly linked to the Brazilian presidency. They will discuss the Brazilian experience with the country’s Council for Economic and Social Development, particularly the role of organized civil society on the national debate on equitable development. For the next two years, Brazil, represented by the Minister of Institutional Relations, holds the Presidency of the International Association of Economic and Social Councils and Similar Institutions (AICESIS).