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  • Writer's picturePhilip Ibrahim Khan



Expanding Partners in the Global South. More Think Tanks from Africa Join the CAGG Network

CAGG is continuing to expand institutional links with think tanks and CSOs on the African continent to strengthen cooperation mechanisms in the global south. This is being done with funding from European cooperation.

Signing of the CAGG IAE Kenya cooperation framework agreement Institute of Economic Affairs Kenya: Resumen | LinkedIn

During April, we held a series of meetings to explore potential institutional synergies and ultimately signed a cooperation agreement with Kwamame Owino, Executive Director of the Institute of Economics Affairs of Kenya (IAE).

The Institute of Economics Affairs (IAE Kenya) is a highly experienced and influential think tank in the East African region that provides a platform for informed debates to influence public policies aimed at sustainable development.

The organization is headquartered in Nairobi and has been conducting research and public education activities on key economic issues and current public affairs in Kenya and the region since 1994. Its research findings are used for policy dialogue and to influence policy formulation.

We glady welcome Inicio - AIE Kenia ( to CAGG network of international cooperation for the Global South!


CODESRIA Senegal CODESRIA: Resumen | LinkedIn work meeting

We held a series of meetings with representatives from the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) to explore potential avenues for collaboration.

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) is headquartered in Dakar, Senegal. Since its establishment in 1973, CODESRIA has been a leading institution in the field of social science research in Africa.

With over 50 years of experience, CODESRIA - the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa- CODESRIA – Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa is one of the most respected organizations in the region. It receives institutional financial support from various European cooperation agencies and is a leading advocate for social science research agendas that advance human development on the African continent.



Signing of the CAGG CIDE Mexico CIDE – Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas cooperation framework agreement.

Together with César Rentería Marín | LinkedIn, a senior researcher in the field of public administration, and Mónica Santillán Vera, Secretary of Liaison and Legal Representative of CIDE, we made significant progress in the signing of a joint cooperation framework agreement with the goal of integrating CIDE into new multi-country work consortiums in triangular cooperation calls.

CIDE is a highly regarded institution with a 50-year history of excellence in social sciences, part of the National Council of Humanities, Sciences and Technologies (Conahcyt) System of Public Research Centers.

The research conducted by its academic staff and the teaching it provides are guided by international quality standards and aim to have an impact on the social, economic, and political development of Mexico.

We glady welcome CIDE – Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas to CAGG network of international cooperation for the Global South!



Financial Technologies for Inclusion and Entrepreneurial Empowerment in Panama

In collaboration with Centro Latinoamericano de Innovación en Políticas Públicas: Resumen | LinkedIn the Latin American Center for Innovation in Public Policy we designed a working consortium, integrating Cospae Cospae – Impulsando el desarrollo con educación - the Private Sector Council for Educational Assistance- to elaborate the proposal, "Transforming Communities through Financial Innovation. Promoting a new inclusive business environment in MSMEs in Central America”.

This initiative aims to establish a public-private partnership to accelerate entrepreneurial initiatives in Central America through the use of fintech technologies oriented towards inclusion and diversity in innovative social investments with high impact on inclusive and sustainable development.

The advocacy coalition framework in charge of promoting this initiative will be expanded through the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) in Panama, which will serve as a strategic liaison center with other competitiveness forums in four neighboring Central American countries.

Promoting the global warming-resilient cities agenda with CSOs from Argentina and Chile.

In the context of the call for funding of triangular cooperation projects, EU LAC ADELANTE UE ALC: Resumen | LinkedIn we collaborated with CIPPEC: Resumen | LinkedIn and Espacio Público: Resumen | LinkedIn to prepare an awareness-raising proposal for senior public officials responsible for coordinating public policies.

The primary objectives of the proposal are to enhance preventive risk management in the so-called "heat islands" of the metropolitan areas belonging to the Cuyo region.

Promoting the financing of innovation Labs in Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, Panama and Spain.

In the context of the 2024 funding calls promoted by the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation for Development, AGENCIA ESPAÑOLA DE COOPERACION INTERNACIONAL PARA EL DESARROLLO - AECID: Resumen | LinkedIn we are pleased to present the Innovation and Sustainability in Ibero-American Key work proposal through a regional multi-country consortium comprising organizations from Argentina (Institute for Research and Economic Education) Instituto de Investigación y Educación Económica: Resumen | LinkedIn, Uruguay (Technological Laboratory of Uruguay (LATU) Laboratorio Tecnológico del Uruguay (LATU): Resumen | LinkedIn, Mexico Transversal Think Tank: Resumen | LinkedIn and Ortega y Marañon Foundation FUNDACIÓN ORTEGA-MARAÑÓN: Resumen | LinkedIn

The objective of the project is to identify and analyze the experiences of articulation between technological innovation, sustainability, and human development in Ibero-American cities. The goal is to generate spaces for exchange between local government decision makers, promote an entrepreneurial culture, and facilitate access to key technologies for future jobs to different social segments of the population, especially those who are in a more disadvantaged position for socioeconomic reasons.


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