Bringing New Zealand closer to Latin America

The Latin America CAPE was established in July 2017 to:

  • Prepare New Zealanders to engage with and do business with the countries of Latin America
  • Support and develop New Zealanders’ knowledge and understanding of Latin America
  • Build New Zealanders’ language competence and intercultural skills
  • Excel nationally and internationally in dissemination of knowledge and skills relating to Latin America.

Supported by four of New Zealand's leading universities – Victoria University of Wellington, the University of Auckland, the University of Otago and the University of Waikato – the Latin America CAPE will harness academic expertise, evidence-based research, stakeholder know-how and industry acumen to build sustainable commercial and cultural relationships with the region and grow public awareness of the importance of Latin America to New Zealand.

The Latin America CAPE's innovative programmes will  inspire a passion for Latin America among young Kiwis, foster future business links with Latin American partners, deepen connections between New Zealanders interested in the region, enable intercultural learning, and support trans-Pacific exchanges that connect New Zealand to all three CAPE regions.

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