“Based in Latin America’s greenest city, CIFAL Curitiba’s main objective is to offer training opportunities aimed to build capacities of key decision-makers, at different levels, to plan and design cities in a sustainable way, and to address key dimensions of sustainable development. The target audience of the training sessions consists mainly of representatives from public,private and third sector parties working with local development. The Centre is sponsored by the Social Service of Industry of Paraná – SESI/PR and the Federation of Industries of the Paraná State - FIEP.”

Scope: Latin America

Thematic Areas:

  • Urban Governance & Planning
  • Economic Development
  • Social Inclusion
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Capacity for Agenda 2030


  • Transparency and Competitiveness
  • Road Safety
  • Creative Economy
  • STEM Education
  • Anti-corruption and Compliance
  • Energy Policy

CIFAL Curitiba Director

Jose Antonio Fares

Mr. Fares is the Superintendent of the Social Service of Industry (SESI) at the Federation of Industries of the State of Parana. He is also the Director Superintendent of Euvaldo Lodi Institute (IEL), Directorate-General to the School of Industry of Parana, and Executive Director of CIFAL Curitiba.

Additionally, he has served as President of the Parana State Section of the Brazilian Association of Human Resources (ABRH-PR) between 2001 and 2006, Institutional Relations Director at the Brazilian Association of Human resources ABRH-Nacional, and Professor of various post-graduation courses in the areas of Corporate Education, Human Resource Management and Corporate Social Responsibility. Previously he was the Director of Human Resources and Director of Government Relations of Robert Bosch Ltda.

He holds a Master’s in Business Management and a Specialization in Human Resource Management from the Getulio Vargas Foundation – FGV in Brazil.

Contact us

Tel:  +55 (41) 3271 7409
Address: Avenida Candido Abreu 200 
80530-902, Centro Civico 
Curitiba, Parana, Brazil

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