The workshop took place on November 21st at UFSC`s Trindade Campus and counted with the participation of the international partners of the MNEmerge Project Juha Väätänen and Roman Teplov, from Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland and Godfred Frempong, from Science and Technology Policy Research Institute, Ghana. To present the Brazilian perspective of existing policies, the Brazilian coordinators of the project Leonardo Bremermann and Mauro da Rosa also invited the local speakers Airton Spies, from the State Department of Agriculture and Fisheries of Santa Catarina and Carlos Hoffmann, from the Ministry of Mines and Energy. In addition, the workshop counted with the participation of local companies’ representatives, university professors and students.
The workshop started with a welcome from Mauro da Rosa, host from INESC P&D Brasil, followed by an introduction to the MNEmerge project given by Juha Väätänen, MNEmerge project director. Godfred Frempong presented the contribution of MNEs to poverty reduction in Ghana and Airton Spies and Carlos Hoffmann elucidated the Light for All program and the challenges of rural electrification in Brazil. The workshop was concluded with a round table counting with the participation of the audience.