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The Future of Renewable Energy in Central America

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Thursday, 30 August 2012 00:00

  • The Worldwatch Institute and the INCAE Business School host workshop on energy access and renewable energy potential in Central America

energrenovanicara.jpgINCAE, August 30, 2012. Today, the Worldwatch Institute ( and the INCAE Business School's Latin American Center for Competitiveness and Sustainable Development (CLACDS) are hosting a workshop "The Way Forward for Renewable Energy in Central America" in Managua, Nicaragua.

This workshop will take the form of a participative dialogue to promote the exchange of ideas and experiences between a select group of experts, civil society organizations, industry delegates and government representatives from all across Central America. The workshop will focus on the issue of access to modern energy services and the achievement of development goals through renewable technologies.

The Central American countries of Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama all rely heavily on large hydropower and imported petroleum to supply energy. This dependence on conventional energy sources has had wide-ranging and adverse social, environmental, and economic impacts, hampering sustained and sustainable development in the region.


New Liberia Hospital is ‘dream come true’

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Friday, 27 July 2012 10:36

Tico Times

LIBERIA, Guanacaste – Walbin Sánchez is an unusual professional. An accomplished medical specialist who speaks four languages and has lived in several countries studying and practicing medicine, the 45-year-old Heredia native has a vision for improving access to affordable private health care in Liberia, capital of northwestern Guanacaste province. (+)




US Reveals Strategies to Combat Crime and Insecurity in Central America

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Friday, 20 April 2012 16:02

News Blaze


With its commitment to help build safe, prosperous, and democratic societies in Central America, the United States of America today revealed strategies to combat crime and insecurity in the region.

In her remarks at INCAE and Woodrow Wilson Private Sector Initiative to Address Crime and Insecurity in Central America, Under Secretary Maria Otero talked about three key areas of the U.S. strategy to combat crime and insecurity in Central America. [+]



Students from Stern School of Business receive course on sustainability at INCAE

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Wednesday, 14 March 2012 09:15

INCAE, March 13, 2012. Twenty one MBA students from the Stern School of Business, of New York, University are participating in the program Doing Business in Costa Rica: Sustainable Business in Latin America, from March 11 until March 15.Professor Francisco de Paula Gutiérrez introduced the Stern students to the economy of Costa Rica.

The program is coordinated by INCAE professor, Michael Metzger, and classes will be taught by INCAE Professors Francisco de Paula Gutiérrez, Arturo Cruz, Maria Elena Carballo, Lawrence Pratt and Ana Maria Majano, Michael Metzger and Esteban Brenes.

In addition, students will make a series of visits to companies within the electronics industry, the Ministry of Energy, and several tourist sites.

As explained by the Dean of Masters Programs, Guillermo Selva, this is the first time INCAE has received a group of students from NYU, marking an important collaboration between the two institutions.


INCAE Business School launches “Illuminate: The Campaign for the Future” in Nicaragua and Costa Rica

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Tuesday, 13 March 2012 11:36

INCAE, March 9, 2012. INCAE is embarking on its first structured fund-raising campaign that seeks to secure resources to continue to have a powerful impact in the Region.

Carlos Pellas, President of Pellas Group, member of INCAE’s Presidential Advisory Council and recently named Vice President of the Board, details how this business school has shown its commitment to the Region’s development.The launch was held on March 6 in Managua, Nicaragua, and on March 8 in San José, Costa Rica. Both events were presided over by INCAE's Board, President Arturo Condo, and the Director of Development, Wendy Rodríguez.

The attendees included members of the INCAE Board, the Presidential Advisory Council, National Committee, the Founders' Circle, as well as friends, donors, graduates and other members of the INCAE family.

A special recognition was presented to Danilo Lacayo Rappaccioli, member of INCAE's National Committee since 1964, and member of the Board since 1976, commemorating "his exceptional leadership and effort, and his commitment to INCAE's development which have contributed and strengthened our Institution, its history, evolution, development and impact in Latin America"

One highlight of the events, was the debut of the "The INCAE Project"; a short film produced by Ana Coyne Alonso, a well-recognized Nicaraguan-American filmmaker.

The international launch of the Campaign will be held with events on April 10, 12 and 19 in three cities in the United States: Boston, New York and Washington, DC, respectively.


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