Araripe is a private, non-profit association with headquarters in Brasilia and London, dedicated to fostering the debate of ideas and the proliferation of information and analysis on essential and strategic issues in public policies, as well as establishing and strengthening channels of dialogue between public entities, academia and civil society in Brazil and abroad.
Araripe was founded in 2017 from the impetus of some of the co-founders and organizers of the Brazil Forum UK, an initiative promoted at Oxford University and the London School of Economics. The event brings together some of the most influential leaders of diverse currents of thought to reflect on Brazil’s pathways, with the aim of promoting a neutral and plural environment for debate. The result of the work done had a positive impact on public opinion, which acknowledged the effort to break down barriers to dialogue.
Based on this positive experience and inspired by national and international think tanks and idea incubators, Araripe proposes to hold events and foster research based on the plurality, diversity and balance of ideas with a rigorous and multidisciplinary approach, maintaining independence and autonomy.
To this end, the Institute is already born with the support of the Latin American Centre of the University of Oxford, the King’s Brazil Institute of King’s College London, as well as occasional support to events such as the University of Brasilia. Our goal is to expand the network of contacts and partnerships with research and development institutions of excellence in Brazil and the United Kingdom, building bridges between researchers, government, private initiative and others, always with a view to enabling innovative research and connecting in a more academia, the public sector and civil society.