Collaboration and harmonization in the Pacific Alliance

One of the two main pillars of the Program was strengthening regional dialogue among Canada and the four Pacific Alliance countries on extractive sector policies and best practices.

To meet this objective, CICan implemented different initiatives. One of these was the organization of four thematic forums to address the priority challenges of the extractive sector, by strengthening its governance, as well as the challenges of gender equality, environment, relations with Indigenous communities, and TVET.
Two technical assistance projects were also implemented to strengthen the institutionalization of regional dialogue and collaboration; these covered sub-themes relevant to these objectives: the alignment of training supply and labour demand, and the creation of a common regional qualifications framework. Both regional projects were managed by institutional partnerships led by Canadian institutes and involved the collaboration of some of the technical groups from the PA and the four member countries, through their respective ministries of education, labour, and mining/energy.
Discover the projects and activities related to the Collaboration and Alignment in the Pacific Alliance region.
  • Project A07.1 – Integrated model for private-sector engagement
  • Project A07.2 – Regional Qualifications Framework for the PA
  • International Forums – Exchange of best practices


It's something to be proud of!

24% more national stakeholders

perceive themselves as having the capacity to design and implement GE policies and best practices

(54% women)

3,006 leaders and administrators

trained in the development and implementation of policies and best practices

(53% women)

213 stakeholders

involved in an improved body for aligning supply and demand in the extractive sector labour market, exceeding the original target of 40

116 agreements made

between public, private, and community stakeholders in the extractive sector

Systematization of more than 90 policies, guidelines, and best practices

to strengthen the governance of the extractive sector

5 international forums organized

in the four PA countries and Canada to promote regional dialogue and exchange of best practices


What changes could you notice as a result of the PA-EFE Program?

“Through the Pacific Alliance program, CICan made it possible to move the different countries towards a common goal. It has allowed us to achieve a common agenda and to hold collaborative workshops with participatory methodologies, where we’ve also been able to work towards common objectives.”

Sebastián Mauricio Espinoza Farías

Employee, Division of Technical/Vocational Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Chile

Collaboration initiatives

Lessons learned

The lessons learned from the theme 1 projects focus on regional dialogue, cross-sectoral collaboration between national partners and Pacific Alliance (PA) countries, and the Regional Qualifications Framework (RQF). 


Hear what they say about it

Alexandro Cea  

A lawyer, Mr. Cea worked for a long while in the Pacific Alliance Division of Chile’s Undersecretariat for International Economic Relations. 



Employability, educational success, access and recognition of TVET