The Brazil + China Challenge Forum 2017 is the cornerstone of a round of global Forums aiming to kickstart a new agenda for development. Through project based learning from and collaboration with other countries’ established leaders, entrepreneurs, and relevant actors, the event will be a platform for the creation of innovative actions, scalable project ideas, and lasting development solutions


Identify Solutions

Through project-based learning, from junior and senior perspectives, the Forum will be a platform for the creation of innovative actions, scalable project ideas, and sustainable development solutions.

Escalate Ideas

Innovation is the key drive for development. Present your projects in a multangular context. Add new perceptions, perspectives and partners to your idea.

A New Agenda

Aiming to shape a new reality, the ideas with higher potential will be incubated at FGV Public Policy Laboratory (LAB- FGV)









RJ, Brazil

Beijing, China


Post-Western World: Emerging Powers in a World in Transition

The past ten years raised questions in the academy, governments, and private sector about the future of power relations between countries. The rearrangements that were said to come from the rise of China, the 2008 financial crisis, along with the creation of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) consolidate with the problems of representation in liberal democracies around the West and the creation of the One Belt One Road Initiative by China.

It’s a moment of transformation and disruption. Nonetheless, it is also a moment of inevitable opportunity. The model of development of the Western liberal democracies is questioned at every turn and alternatives are necessary. Uncertainties foreseen by theorists in the last years are already here and the time to rethink how to make development is urgent.

The forecasts of the end of the Nation-state that have accompanied the debates about globalization clash with the apparent rejection of the values that were guiding the world order in the past 50 years. Beyond extreme pessimism and optimism, the axis existing outside of Europe-United States offers a sea of possibilities that need to be analyzed with attention.

The crisis of representation is the other side of the coin of the lack of responsiveness by the States. It’s necessary to see where basic demands are answered not only in the degree of success but also in speed of institutional changes – in the national and international level. To adapt, it becomes key to consider local and organic experiences, adding voices and making the debate on development truly democratic.

We invite you to join the Panel Discussion “Post-Western World: Expanding the World Order” and to the Solutions Labs “State responsiveness: Looking beyond the West and The Beijing Consensus: a viable alternative for development?”