Well-prepared people are essential to lead the country towards social justice and prosperity. Therefore, our leadership development initiatives identify, develop, connect, and encourage highly motivated professionals to seek solutions to the country’s social challenges, such as the Alcance Program, which supports black and indigenous people to study abroad. In addition, we are focused on lessening bias by including leaders representing racial equity, regional diversity, gender, and sexual orientation.
I dream of fostering more and more spaces, debates, and agendas that perpetuate the inclusion of minority groups. The Alcance Program leads me to have an intellectual repertoire so that I can achieve my goals as a professional and citizen who fights for diversity.” Vitor Martins
Quero contribuir para que tenhamos uma sociedade com mais equidade, que quem venha depois de mim não tenha que passar pelos problemas que eu passei.” Thaise Constancio Temoteo
Meu sonho é desbravar caminhos e inspirar, mostrando para as pessoas que tiveram a mesma origem que a minha que é possível. Mas, não quero chegar sozinha, quero caminhar junto, quero facilitar acessos.” Suane Santos
Com a preparação para me candidatar às melhores universidades do mundo, já posso ajudar alunos que têm o mesmo sonho que o meu: estudar no exterior e mudar a realidade da nossa região por meio do conhecimento.” Mauricio Antônio dos Santos
697 highly talented people, engaged and tenacious in finding solutions to Brazil’s leading problems: this is the Lemann Foundation Leaders Network, which welcomed 60 new members in 2021. The entry process attracted and selected leaders who combined the ability to leverage the leadership network’s impact generation while representing Brazil’s racial and geographic diversity.
As part of the Network, the nearly 700 leaders were able to participate in programs that connected them and boosted their initiatives, such as the Leaders Network Challenge, in which groups of members proposed solutions to mitigate the pandemic’s impacts. The Decolagem Project will use social technology to support interventions in Marte, an impoverished community in São José do Rio Preto in the countryside of São Paulo.
Watch the Lemann Foundation Leaders Network video
World-renowned universities are important centers of knowledge generation and exchanges between highly engaged people. Therefore, we are dedicated to increasing the presence of Brazilians in the largest centers of excellence.
To connect students with Brazil, the Brasil on Campus initiative connected students from the Harvard, MIT, Columbia, Stanford, and Oxford campuses. Ambassadors on each campus organized events and shared opportunities and news with more than 100 Brazilian students studying at those campuses throughout the year.
The ongoing Lemann Visiting Fellows program places esteemed Brazilian researchers and professionals in internationally-renowned academic centers. Experienced professionals well-regarded in their areas of expertise dedicate themselves to research during a period focused on reflection and immersion in the academic world. In 2021, there were five Lemann Fellows at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), three at Columbia University (both in the United States), and two at Oxford University (United Kingdom). Below are some of these talented people:
Patrícia Campos Mello
The journalist is a visitor at Columbia University, in the United States. She researches disinformation and political strategy.
Former rector of Campinas State University (UNICAMP), where he is also a Physics Professor. He was a Visiting Professor at MIT and is also working to strengthen the Institute’s alumni network in Brazil.
Professor of Public Management and Governance at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), and a visitor at the Blavatnik School of Government, in Oxford, UK. She investigates specific challenges of public administration.
In 2021, the Lemann Foundation Program was launched, based at the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University, UK. The program focuses exclusively on Brazil, with a focus on the challenges of public management, generating and disseminating knowledge, and developing policy briefs, case studies, events, and workshops on the sector’s challenges and opportunities.
Events and conferences also supported the debate on public administration. At the St. Gallen Symposium – which brings together leaders from around the world – and at the Brazil Conference, researchers and decision-makers gathered to brainstorm training proposals for the public sector.
Taking care of how public servants perform is taking care of the education taught to our children, the health care given to everyone in a pandemic and health emergencies, and the public safety we all receive when we're on the streets or at home."”Cibele Franzese, professor at FGV and member of the People Ahead Movement, during the Brazil Conference at Harvard & MIT 2021
Scan here to watch the “People Management in the Public Sector” panel