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Roberta Sakai is a PhD student at the Brazil Institute, having commenced her studies in January 2014. She holds a master's in Theory and History of Architecture and Urban Planning from the University of São Paulo (IAU-USP). An architect and urban planner, she has also held positions in the Brazilian private and public sectors.


Thesis title: 'Urban diplomacy: Is there place for South-South cooperation?'

Roberta's current research project looks at a particular topic within the context of the ongoing Brazil-Africa cooperation. It examines the transfer of knowledge in urban governance, housing and the upgrading of informal settlements that different Brazilian partners are providing to Mozambique.

PhD supervision

Further details

See Roberta's research profile