Established in 2003, CIFAL Curitiba is hosted by the Federation of Industries of the Paraná State System – Fiep System, in Curitiba, Brazil. The center provides training opportunities aimed at building capacities of key decision-makers, at different levels, to plan and sustainably design cities, and to address key dimensions of sustainable development. The target audience of the training sessions consists mainly of representatives from private, public, and third-sector parties working with local development.

Scope: Latin America, Portuguese speaking countries. 

Thematic Areas:

  • Sustainable Development Goals;
  • Economic and Social Development;
  • Urban Sustainability, and Environment;

CIFAL Curitiba Director

Mr. Higor de Menezes

Mr. Higor de Menezes 

Head of International Affairs at the Federation of Industries of Paraná – FIEP

Mr. Menezes has several years of working experience in areas related to International Relations, Business, and Cross-Cultural Management, particularly in transfer analysis, and as a lecturer of Business and International Affairs. He currently is a PhD candidate in Global Studies from Universidade Aberta, Portugal, with an ongoing research project focused on Global Value Chains. Additionally, Mr. Menezes holds an MBA in Business Administration from Letourneau University, USA, with a focus on Entrepreneurship. He also has a post-graduate degree in Political Science from Estácio University, Brazil. Furthermore, he obtained a Bachelor's degree in International Trade from the University of Fortaleza, Brazil, with a thesis on Global Supply Chains and Technology Transference.


Contact Information



Address: Avenida Candido de Abreu, 200 - 80530-902, Centro Cívico, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil


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