A strategic association for the 21st century
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
Board management & governance definition
Internal & external communication strategy
Inter-territory partnership formation & management
Budgeting & bookkeeping
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.