The Latin America Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence (Latin America CAPE) is committed to bringing New Zealand closer to Latin America and to raising New Zealanders’ awareness of this region. Through a range of innovative programmes, we inspire a passion for Latin America among young Kiwis, foster business interest in Latin American markets, deepen connections between New Zealanders engaged with that region, support trans-Pacific capability, and enable intercultural learning.
The Latin America CAPE delivers a range of in-country and digital learning and professional development opportunities, including:
Latin America CAPE Programmes
Latin America CAPE Hub
Latin America CAPE Hub
“Latin America is a market that not many are exploring but Māori are looking to diversification of their assets, looking to the future -- where to next, so this report will become part of the repertoire that we can use to encourage thinking outside of the box … It will also allow us to explore future opportunities, supporting Māori along the value chain ... We will build on the report and are very sad that we can't have [both interns] working on this further!"
“It was my pleasure to be part of this amazing initiative that contributes to LatAm and NZ to share their culture, business approaches, challenges and opportunities. Both people/countries can work even closer to build a better future. We have a lot to share and learn [from] each other.”
“The Latin America CAPE is in a unique position in NZ to provide activities and programmes to develop and grow New Zealanders’ knowledge and understanding of Latin America. The LatAm CAPE has a dedicated focus on the region and the resources to take on this challenge. Anything they do contributes to the growth, and that can be through an interaction with one, or a group of students to publicly available collateral and stories that talk to the relationship between NZ and Latin America. It all helps to build on what has come before and to shape up what is to come.”
“ I hope it continues to grow and expands its network to strengthen relations between Chile and New Zealand in terms of carrying out projects that help mitigate and provide effective solutions to the problems caused by climate change”
“It massively improved my confidence, upscaled my ability to think and live in the language, and drove home the opportunities for career and life enrichment provided through knowing Spanish”