The Latin American CAPE will add a new dimension to the development of New Zealand’s knowledge of Latin America and the language skills of New Zealanders, so as to enhance our economic, trade, political, and cultural relationships with the region. By putting university experience together with nimble delivery systems and business partnerships, the CAPE will create a step-change in New Zealanders’ knowledge and skills relating to Latin America. It will do this by bringing its collective expertise to bear on collaborations with organisations already active in the field, notably its key delivery partner the Latin American Business Council. Its offerings will be evidence-based and will draw on the experience and insight of its stakeholders and delivery partner. It will ensure that the knowledge and skills it builds will be broadly disseminated to its target clients, namely New Zealand businesses, primary and secondary school students and their parents, tertiary students and the public.
New Zealand is better prepared to do business and engage with Latin America, because: