29 – 30 August 2013, Antigua, Guatemala, Central America
“Opportunities and Challenges for the Modernization of High Education Institutions”
Latin America as a whole – and Central America in particular – is affected by recurrent climate-related extreme events which makes this territory to one of the most vulnerable in the world. Based on this state of affairs, the EU project “Network of Climate Change Technology Transfer Centre in Europe and Latin America” (CELA) was initiated. CELA, which is being implemented as part of the ALFA III Programme of the European Commission, and which involves countries from both Latin America (Bolivia, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Peru) and Europe (Germany and Estonia), looks at climate change management and fosters increased cooperation between universities in Latin America and Europe in this important field. Within the framework of the project CELA, the EUROPEAN AND LATIN AMERICAN CONFERENCE ON CLIMATE CHANGE MANAGEMENT is being organized by the Research and Transfer Centre on Climate Change at Galileo University in Guatemala.
Under the patronage of Mayor Olaf Scholz of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, the Latin American business association (LAV e.V.), a Germany-wide operating business association representing decision-makers from the trade, logistics, finance and law sector, organized the Latin America Day in Hamburg with more than 400 decision-makers taking part in the event.