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  • Writer's picturePhilip Ibrahim Khan

OUR ACTIONS DURING JULY 2023

96 Calls for proposals for cooperation and funding identified and shared with CAGG network members.

 

28 Mentoring and review of work proposals submitted by think tanks and cooperation platforms working in the 33 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean and the 27 countries of the European Union.

 

WORKING MEETINGS WITH INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION ACTORS

BRUSSELS EU LAC FORUM


On July 13 and 14, we participated as guests of the EU LAC Foundation in the "EU-Latin America and the Caribbean Forum: Partners in Change" organized by the European Union in Brussels, Belgium.


CAGG was also part of the EU-LAC panel on "Partnerships and multi-stakeholder commitments: democracy, knowledge, gender equality and just transitions" with more than 35 Ibero-American organizations and cooperation platforms.


During the seminar, the conclusions, contributions and policy recommendations of these civil society forums were presented to the EU-CELAC Summit of presidents it took place a week later, also in Brussels.


The papers presented bring analisys and suggestions of the network to strengthen bi-regional cooperation and create a shared vision for a stronger partnership between the European Union and Latin America and the Caribbean.


The document with an executive summary of the main conclusions and policy recommendations is available at the following link:

EU-LAC Forto de Transiciones Justas_Informe_ES.pdf (eulacfoundation.org)

OEI


We held a fruitful working meeting with Donatella Montaldo, head of the multilateral relations department of the Organization of Ibero-American States (OEI), with whom we discussed the design of institutional formats for consortia to work with funds from different European and multilateral cooperation projects.


We also planned the organization of a series of face-to-face institutional meetings in Madrid and the co-organization of working meetings with public officials responsible for international cooperation in the 33 CELAC countries for September - December 2023 period.

 

FECyT Spain


Within the framework of the pro tempore presidency of the European Union held by Spain, we held a working meeting with Sabina Gaylupo, head of the Ibero-American EU LAC office of the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECyT).


We explored options for joint work on projects oriented to the following axes:


  • Promotion of the science and society agenda.

  • Legislation of scientific and technological development policies.

  • Outreach activities for the internationalization of science.


We also explore cooperation synergies around the BELLA II program funded by the European Union and a strategic partnership with RED CLARA.



CAGG PRESENTATIONS WITH INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION ACTORS AND PARTNERS


PANAMA


On July 4 and 5, Gonzalo Diéguez, executive director of CAGG gave two lectures on government innovation and bi-regional cooperation in the framework of the diploma course on governance and public innovation organized by CAF and Aden School of government in Panama.


Officials from the three levels of government and specialists from CAF's multilateral cooperation in Panama participated in both meetings.


SPAIN


Also on July 7, CAGG's executive director participated as a speaker in the week for health in the face of extreme heat organized by the Alianza Clima Vida y Salud (ACVS) in Madrid.


During the meeting, Gonzalo Diéguez described the actions deployed by the Euroclima + program in some countries of the Latin American region and also analyzed some of the features of the Europe Gateway framework program aimed at providing European cooperation funds to mitigate the effects of global warming and climate change.



 

NEW INSTITUTIONAL ALLIANCES WITH THINK TANKS


We formalized working agreements with Varkey Foundation after several meetings with its regional director for LATAM, Agustín Porres.


Varkey Foundation is an international organization based in the United Kingdom, with offices in Dubai, Ghana, Uganda and Argentina that seeks to improve education standards and raise the status and capacity of teachers around the world.


Through this agenda of work in these countries, Varkey has funded training for 46,000 teachers, improved school leadership in more than 3,000 schools and transformed the quality of learning for more than 1.6 million students.



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