FGV launches International Program of Seminars
On 1 April, the Fundação Getulio Vargas hosted the opening of the International Seminars Program on Governance, Management and Public Policy Management. The event was attended by representatives of CAF - Development Bank of Latin America, Christian Asinelli, Institutional Development Director, and Victor Rico, Director and representative of CAF in Brazil. Also participating in the ceremony, the International Director of FGV, Bianor Cavalcanti, and the Project Manager of the Latin American Center for Public Policy (CLPP) International Board of Directors (DINT), Rivail Cerqueira.The program is part of CAF?s initiative to promote research and knowledge production in the areas of public management and leadership, featuring a curriculum produced by George Washington University, United States. This program has now been running for 15 years, involving 11 Latin American countries and more than 15,000 participants. The first edition in Brazil is taking place between April and July of this year, overseen by FGV and executed by CLPP.Brazil?s entry into the Governability Program arises from an agreement signed in 2015 by FGV?s president, Carlos Ivan Simonsen Leal, and CAF?s executive president, Enrique Garcia, at the first Regional Meeting of CAF Governability and Leadership Alumni, hosted by FGV, which sought to launch a Latin American network of public management-related professionals.The program?s content reformulates the objectives and approaches of FGV?s Inter-American Public Administration School (EIAP), which between 1964 and 1986 trained around 6,000 students in 19 countries in the region. EIAP was based at FGV and its faculty was made up of Professors from Brazil and other Latin American countries dedicated to research and the education of specialists in public administration. At the time, Francisco Dorneles, FGV?s Vice President and currently the acting Governor of Rio de Janeiro, was one of the school?s Professors. The present initiative is designed to use the experience and knowledge that FGV has built up over its history of more than 71 years, which were also applied during EIAP?s lifespan to train young Brazilian professionals.The Program of Seminars lasts for 127 hours and has 113 participants. To conclude it, 23 projects will be presented, setting out proposals for specific, feasible solutions to problems identified in the participant´s spheres of activity. These projects may be included by CAF in a cooperative database of best practices in public policy, which will compile innovative responses to the challenges faced throughout Latin America.