The former President of the Dominican Republic, Leonel Fernandez, developed in Chicago, United States, an extensive work agenda in the framework of a visit in which he initiated the procedures to open an office of the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (Funglode).
During his visit, Fernandez agreed with the top management of U-Chicago Global and the Harris School of Public Policy, both of the University of Chicago, to explore ways of collaboration between this institution of great worldwide prestige and Funglode, through the office he plans to install in this city.
The former governor also visited the DuSable Museum of African American History, where he and his companions experienced the virtual reality exhibit “The March,” which transports participants back in time to 1963 to see Martin Luther King give his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.
The upcoming opening of a Funglode office in Chicago seeks to promote global collaboration and exchange relevant to Dominican professionals and the general public and institutions in the Dominican Republic and the Midwest.
The initiative also seeks to stimulate a better understanding and appreciation of the Dominican culture, values and heritage of the Dominican Republic, the United States and the world.
With the University of Chicago
The agreement with the academic institution of Chicago aims to implement in the Global Institute (I-Global), various programs of study such as political analysis, political analysis, political science, political science, and political science. In an address to the country from her social networks, the former Vice President of the Republic, Margarita Cedeño, confirmed her presidential aspirations and announced that she will travel the country to contact all sectors of social life.
In her words, the former vice president expressed her concern for the economic crisis, highlighting “the deterioration of public services”, the improvisation and lack of employment, and the lack of opportunities for young people in the country, which motivates her to work to “become the next president of the Dominican Republic” and serve the country with the efficiency and solidarity that characterizes her.
In addition, she expressed her concern stating that the most needy do not receive the treatment they received in past administrations, she criticized the “abandonment of the countryside and the difficulties experienced in the cities”.
Likewise, she alluded to her experience in the State and her connection with all sectors of national life to publicly express her aspirations, appealing to the need for “happiness, solidarity and optimism to return to the country”.
In recent weeks, Cedeño has held various meetings with political figures of the country and, especially, of the Dominican Liberation Party (PLD), with whom she has consulted on the situation of the Dominican Republic and the political-electoral panorama at the national level.
About Margarita Cedeño
Margarita Cedeño has been Vice President of the Dominican Republic in two constitutional periods, first lady, legal subconsultant of the Executive Branch and member of the board of directors of the Dominican Telecommunications Institute.
She is currently a member of the Central American Parliament and a member of CEDIMAT’s Board of Trustees.
In the international arena, she has served as extraordinary ambassador to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, member of the Panel of Eminent Persons of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, vice-president of the Global Digital Forum, member of the UNDP High Level Panel on Governance, among others.
She is a lawyer, expert in corporate law, public management and social protection, with a recognized professional and political career linked to the needs of the most vulnerable sectors.
As vice-president, she led the Social Policy Coordination Cabinet of the Dominican Republic and promoted an efficient poverty exit strategy known as Progresando con Solidaridad, an ambitious socio-pedagogical project that promotes human and social development.
He has led various projects to combat poverty, close the digital divide, promote values and build human capital, such as the Community Technology Centers, the Children and Youth Library, Bebé Piénsalo Bien, National Hemocenter, and the Center for the Integral Development of Women, among others.
She has dedicated most of her political career to the promotion of women’s rights, because she is convinced that “where there are empowered women, societies progress”. Her programs have impacted more than 100,000 women every year with educational offers of technical-professional training.