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We are very pleased to announce that on March 1st, 2021, CESO acquired CIRDI (Canadian International Resources and Development Institute) from the University of British Columbia (UBC). The acquisition deepens CESO’s focus and expertise in public sector strengthening by capitalizing on synergies between CESO and CIRDI. Read more here.



CESO empowers people, businesses, communities and institutions to drive economic development and improve lives around the world and in Canada by sharing the right expertise and experience.


Faced with the COVID-19 pandemic, we remain committed to empowering our partners through virtual assignments and remote mentorship.





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Stirring marimba rhythms float on warm night air across Isla Trinitaria—a community in Ecuador’s port city of Guayaquil. Ecuadorians of African descent that make up the majority of the population have endured deep-rooted discrimination, exclusion and systemic disadvantages leading to poverty, drug use, human trafficking and violence. [Read blog] 1-800-268-9052
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