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Chile-California Council

A strategic association for the 21st century


CCC Board members and Lieutenant Governor of California, Gavin Newsom.

CCC Board members and Lieutenant Governor of California, Gavin Newsom.

Juan Ibañez, Executive Director of the Chile-California Council.

Juan Ibañez, Executive Director of the Chile-California Council.

Juan Ibañez, introducing the vision of the Chile-California Council.

Juan Ibañez, introducing the vision of the Chile-California Council.

Space2Leap founder Matatea Changuy with CCC Executive Director Juan Ibañez and US Ambassador to Chile under Barack Obama, Michael A. Hammer.

Space2Leap founder Matatea Changuy with CCC Executive Director Juan Ibañez and US Ambassador to Chile under Barack Obama, Michael A. Hammer.

Initiated by Chile's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the CCC is a innovative foreign policy endeavor turned into a nonprofit dedicated to building strategic partnerships that facilitate the exchange of knowledge and technologies between Chile and California in education, science, sustainability, and entrepreneurship. 

WHAT'S THE STORY BEHIND THIS ALLIANCE?

The Chile-California Program was part of the Alliance For Progress Program offered by the United States to Latin American nations. The Program was suggested to Governor Edmund Brown, Sr. by President Kennedy early in 1963. Thanks in part to financing from the Ford Foundation, this “aid for development” plan continued until the early 1970’s and would be known in the academic world as the “Convenio”. This bilateral history of cooperation, dreams and challenges had a second impulse in June 2008 when Chile's President Bachelet and California’s Governor Schwarzeneger launched the plan: “Chile-California, a strategic association for the 21st century”. 

The Chile-California Plan, from the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ perspective, seeks to establish a new form of international relations, where reciprocal cooperation allows the Foreign Service to connect with the needs of the Chilean People on their way to become a complete developed country. In this challenge, public-private cooperation plays a fundamental role through academic, entrepreneurial, governmental and civil society initiatives.

shared journey with the ccc

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KEY SERVICES

  • Board management & governance definition

  • Organizational identity

  • Internal & external communication strategy 

  • Inter-territory partnership formation & management

  • Budgeting & bookkeeping

  • Operations management

  • Intern training

  • Executive Director support

Matatea provided both operations and project management services to the CCC. She supported the Executive Director and Board's efforts in structuring the organization, defining its identity and decision-making processes and complying with the Chilean government's regulations. She designed and implemented projects in a variety of fields including astronomy, education, and sustainability. Ultimately, she improved the organization’s reputation and credibility among Californian entities through project success and quality communications, which were instrumental in formalizing future agreements.

INSIDE THE CCC

Chile-California Conference 2013 @Stanford University

Chile-California Conference 2013 @Stanford University

Networking event between influencers within the Chile-California relationship.

Networking event between influencers within the Chile-California relationship.

Fourth Annual Board Meeting of the CCC @Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco.

Fourth Annual Board Meeting of the CCC @Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco.

With California's renowned Chef and food activist Alice Waters at the Edible Schoolyard in Berkeley.

With California's renowned Chef and food activist Alice Waters at the Edible Schoolyard in Berkeley.

Visit at NASA Ames Research Center with CCC Executive Director Juan Ibañez and CCC Board member and leader of the Astronomy branch between Chile and California, Eduardo Bendek.

Visit at NASA Ames Research Center with CCC Executive Director Juan Ibañez and CCC Board member and leader of the Astronomy branch between Chile and California, Eduardo Bendek.

Team CCC with American political commentator, professor, and author Robert Reich during a CCC-organized conference on income inequality - lessons from Chile and California. Robert Reich is Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and Senior Fellow at the Blum Center for Developing Economies

Team CCC with American political commentator, professor, and author Robert Reich during a CCC-organized conference on income inequality - lessons from Chile and California. Robert Reich is Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and Senior Fellow at the Blum Center for Developing Economies

Visit at Facebook's headquarters with young Chilean high school entrepreneurs from remote areas in Southern Chile.

Visit at Facebook's headquarters with young Chilean high school entrepreneurs from remote areas in Southern Chile.

Chile-California Conference 2013 @Stanford University

Chile-California Conference 2013 @Stanford University

Members of the CCC Board, US Ambassador to Chile Michael A. Hammer and representative of San Francisco's Mayor's Office.

Members of the CCC Board, US Ambassador to Chile Michael A. Hammer and representative of San Francisco's Mayor's Office.

Chile Ambassador to the US, Juan Gabriel Valdés; US Ambassador to Chile, Michael A. Hammer, and CCC founder and first Chairman, Agustin Huneeus.

Chile Ambassador to the US, Juan Gabriel Valdés; US Ambassador to Chile, Michael A. Hammer, and CCC founder and first Chairman, Agustin Huneeus.

With Alice Waters and Chile's first Lady Cecilia Morel Piñera at the Edible Schoolyard in Berkeley.

With Alice Waters and Chile's first Lady Cecilia Morel Piñera at the Edible Schoolyard in Berkeley.

Introduction to the cutting edge work of Dr. Eduardo Bendek in exoplanet research in his lab at Nasa Ames Research Center.

Introduction to the cutting edge work of Dr. Eduardo Bendek in exoplanet research in his lab at Nasa Ames Research Center.

Space2Leap founder with Chilean tech entrepreneurs @Singularity University.

Space2Leap founder with Chilean tech entrepreneurs @Singularity University.

Visit of IndieGoGo with Chilean tech entrepreneurs as part of a week long Silicon Valley immersion program organized Barbara Silva, Santiago Director of Singularity University.

Visit of IndieGoGo with Chilean tech entrepreneurs as part of a week long Silicon Valley immersion program organized Barbara Silva, Santiago Director of Singularity University.