CIFAL Miami is a center established in 2018 in alliance with the Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja (UTPL) that aims to train local governments to promote the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) in Latin America.


To offer training and exchange of knowledge of good practices, tools, and strategies, in order to support and strengthen the leadership of government authorities and civil society leaders, to promote sustainable development at the local level of territories, contributing to the implementation and fulfillment of the Sustainable Development Objectives of Agenda 2030.


To position ourselves as the center of reference and excellence in the training of local actors throughout Latin America where leaders can acquire skills that allow them to successfully govern and respond to the needs of their territories and their constituents, achieving sustainable development and thus improving the quality of life of citizens.

Scope: Latin America

Thematic Areas:

  • Sustainable Local Development
  • Sustainable Tourism
  • Speech and Leadership
  • Ecology and Environment
  • Road Safety
  • Feminine Empowerment
  • Management and Management of Social Projects
  • Process Management
  • Construction of Indicators and Continuous Improvement of Business Process Management (BPM)
  • Popular Finance
  • Digital Citizenship

CIFAL Miami Director

Camilo Pinzón Orbe

Mr. Camilo Pinzón Orbe is an Ecuadorian Economist with a specialization in Sustainable Development and a Master's Degree in Business Administration.  He has developed his professional career in topics related to education, economics, public management, high impact entrepreneurship, and business innovation.

Mr. Pinzón Orbe is the current Dean of EDES Business School from UTPL University (Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja) and, since 2018, he is the executive director of CIFAL Miami. UTPL is the leading university in research, innovative entrepreneurship, and long distance education in Ecuador which has centers in several countries.

Mr. Pinzón Orbe has successfully promoted programs through non-profit institutions; he has been co-founder and president for 6 years of the CEIE (Corporation for Entrepreneurship and Innovation of Ecuador), an organization which leads the development of an innovative and entrepreneurial ecosystem in Ecuador through the AEI network. Since 2017, he has been the Ecuadorian representative to the Global Entrepreneurship Network - GEN and has advised several times to Latin American countries developing effective private-public alliances for business.

Since 2012 he is a member of the Leadership Governance Corporation (CLPG) and Since 2015 his chairman, an institution that promotes good governance through training, recognition of good practices and promotion of democratic dialogue. 

He is also an independent consultant advising in Latin American in matters of higher education, public-private governance, innovation, strategic planning, and entrepreneurship.

Contact information

Tel: +593 9890 16169 or +593 2395 9900
E-mail: TBC
Address: The office in Miami is currently being set-up.

Temporarily, we are directing operations from the following address:

Av. 6 de Diciembre N 31-50, Quito 170517, Ecuador. 

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