BRICS Expansion and Human Capital Development
Will BRICS + SIX invest in bridging the leadership gaps in emerging economies?
BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) was formed in 2009 to increase trade and economic cooperation among its member states.
In 2010, BRIC became BRICS by adding South Africa into the mix.
This year, in its 15th Summit in Johnsburg, South Africa, BRICS nations invited six new member states:
- Saudi Arabia, and
- The United Arab Emirates.
BRICS is no more a club with exclusive membership. Up to now, though BRICS’s mandate incudes increasing cooperation among emerging economies, it didn’t have a single member from the Middle East.
In 2024, on top of three countries in the Middle East, BRICS will add two more African countries from the east and north, and one more nation from South America.
These six emerging economies are set to join BRICS in January 2024. BRICS also signaled further expansion next year.
By taking this critical step, BRICS now truly represents the global south. This is very significant…
BRICS has already taken initiatives to fulfill its mandate of bringing sustainable development through economic cooperation among its member states.
For instance, BRICS established the New Development Bank (NDB) in 2014. NDB aims to finance projects and initiatives to help emerging economies in the south and east attain sustainable development and, in turn, usher a bright future for their citizens.
The bank has six focus areas:
- Clean energy and energy efficiency
- Transport infrastructure
- Water and sanitation
- Environmental protection
- Social infrastructure
- Digital infrastructure
We hope that BRICS + SIX invest in Human Capital and NDB incorporates Human Capital development as one of its future focus areas.
Sustainable development requires raising world-class leaders at all levels. The above six focus areas need competent leaders both in quantity and quality who contribute their fair share to bring true transformation within a short period.
We, at PRO Leadership, would love you to join us…
- If you share our cause and vision, why don’t you join us?
- If you would like to see world-class leaders in your community who build bridges rather than erect walls and create barriers, why not join the movement?
- If you would like us to work with you in designing and executing exchange programs for your institution or community, don’t hesitate to ask.
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We look forward to chatting with you and seeing how you may be involved according to your passion, talent, and experience.