Attended areas Education and Culture

RenovaBR

A Brazilian NGO dedicated to preparing local citizens to become political leaders

After helping to elect 17 new leaders in the 2018 Brazilian congressional elections from its first class of 133 fellows, RenovaBR is now expanding its activities to target the municipal elections of 2020. The new educational program received more than 31,000 applications and will provide training to hundreds of new fellows who range in diversity in race, gender, political viewpoint and Brazilian geographic representation.

According to Eduardo Mufarej, RenovaBR Co-Founder, “We select fellows who represent a class of dedicated, ethical and responsible new leaders. We want to educate and develop the leadership skills of those willing to transform Brazilian politics. We need politicians who are prepared to make important decisions to improve Brazil with a commitment to ethics and transparency in public management.”

Currently RenovaBR is selecting fellows for its new class and developing the new educational program, whose courses will be mostly online in order to reach all corners of Brazil. The four-month educational program will begin in August of 2019, and includes classes in leadership, legislation, political theory, government efficiency, electoral law, political communications, current challenges in Brazilian municipalities and more.

RenovaBR is raising funds from private donors so that it can offer scholarships to all fellows, and hence diversify the talent pool in politics beyond the current wealthy strata.


 

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