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IE University and CAF strengthen their partnership and commit to further supporting human capital development and economic growth in Latin America

IE University and CAF strengthen their partnership | IE School of Global and Public Affairs

IE University and CAF –Development Bank of Latin America- reinforce their collaboration in the fields of research, education, and government capacity building.

IE University and CAF strengthen their partnership | IE School of Global and Public Affairs

Manuel Muñiz, Provost of IE University and Dean of IE School of Global and Public Affairs, and Sergio Díaz-Granados, President of CAF -Development Bank of Latin America-, have signed an agreement to reinforce the longstanding collaboration between both institutions and work together on issues of interest to Latin America through the generation, dissemination, and exchange of knowledge, as well as the training of leaders.

Specifically, IE and CAF will carry out activities, projects and different actions in areas such as sustainability and leadership, management and strategy. IE University and CAF will also work together on the mentoring of IE students by development professionals, the development of executive training programs, and the organization of different outreach events about pressing issues affecting Latin America.

All activities and projects, especially those focusing on digital transformation, sustainability, diversity, regional integration, and the productive economy, will ultimately contribute to the socio-economic and green development of Latin America.

“This agreement is of great importance to IE and it reaffirms our commitment to Latin America, its development and prosperity. As a global academic institution, we are committed to the generation of knowledge, to addressing the great challenges of our time and to training the next generation of public and private leaders. With the support of CAF we will now redouble of efforts in Latin America and continue to expand our activities in the region.”

Manuel Muñiz, Provost of IE University and Dean of IE School of Global and Public Affairs

“This alliance with IE will allow us to deepen the generation of quality knowledge that contributes to having more and better tools to design public policies and to strengthen analyzes on the main development issues in Latin America and the Caribbean.”

Sergio Díaz-Granados, President of CAF

IE School of Global and Public Affairs GPA has an Observatory On Latin American Politics & Economics which periodically gathers experts, practitioners, and policymakers to discuss salient issues in the Latin American region. The activity of the Observatory will be strengthened and deepened through this collaboration.

IE University and CAF strengthen their partnership | IE School of Global and Public Affairs

CAF is one of the most important multilateral development banks in the world, and a leader in Latin America, especially in the financing of infrastructure and the transition to a green economy.

The signature of the agreement took place at IE Tower, IE University´s new vertical, sustainable and technological campus in Madrid, within the context of the official visit of President Diaz-Granados to the Spanish capital to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Spain´s membership of CAF.

Sergio Díaz-Granados and a CAF’s delegation of experts and representatives took this opportunity to visit this campus, which is one of the most modern educational buildings worldwide. They had a productive exchange with representatives of IE School of Global and Public Affairs on the possibilities to deepen its collaboration, as well as the opportunity to position Latin America on the global arena and strengthen ties between this region and Europe. The visit also included a working session organized by the IE School of Global and Public Affairs with leading thinkers on foreign policy, including representatives from Spain´s main think tanks, who had a substantive exchange with the President and his team on global economic trends and the specific challenges and opportunities faced by Latin America.

During this visit to Madrid, Díaz-Granados also met Spain´s authorities such as the President of the Government Pedro Sánchez and the first Vice-President of the Government of Spain and Minister for the Economy and Digital Transformation, Nadia Calviño.