This month, CAD opens its new office in Mexico City. As mentioned previously and Due to the growing need to strengthen organisations’ capacities in response to the challenges of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals,, CAD decided to open its new office in the City of Mexico.
Objective: To coordinate CAD actions in Latin America
The office will have an intervention focus on the Latin American region representing CAD’s five areas of expertise. This will involve promoting technical assistance services in the design and management of partnerships for development; promoting studies to promote green growth and adaptation to Climate Change; promoting inclusive businesses and strengthening of SMEs; as well as the evaluation of projects to enhance social impact in an effective and efficient manner. The office will also promote the production of audio-visual pieces through the production company CAD Productions to raise awareness about development issues and inspire citizens through successful examples of social transformation.
Through these different activities, having an office in Mexico will allow CAD to strengthen its presence in Mexico and to be closer to the organisations with which it works there, such as the W.K Kellogg Foundation. CAD and the Foundation develop and implement a capacity-building program in Transformative Partnership Management to support 5 partnerships (formed by 30 entities) from Chiapas and Yucatan in Mexico.
Luis Fernando Cervantes, the new office coordinator
CAD is proud to present Luis Fernando Cervantes, the new coordinator of our Mexico office. He is an economist specialised in social development and graduated from the the Colegio de México with a Masters in Economics. He has extensive experience in the design, implementation and evaluation of social projects and public policy programs. He also has experience in articulating and coordinating partnerships focused on development.
Among other projects, he was the promoter of the Alliance for Youth Work in Mexico, led by the Mexican Institute of Youth along with the International Labor Organization. He has worked in the public sector as a specialist in impact assessment, in the private sector as an adviser to avoid unfair practices in foreign trade and he is a professor in this topic and collaborates in different academic research. Since 2015 he is an independent consultant for governments, associations and international organisations on issues related to social development such as youth employment, early education, financial inclusion and food security.