Latin America Chevening event: The Canning Agenda

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Canning House invites all current Latin American scholars on the FCDO's Chevening programme to this virtual discussion of the Canning Agenda, gathering perspectives from the region's next generation of leaders.

Latin America Chevening event:

The Canning Agenda

in partnership with Chevening and the FCDO

Please note: this event is open only to Latin American Chevening Scholars.

Canning House, in partnership with the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office's Chevening Programme, is pleased to invite the current cohort of Latin American Chevening Scholars to discuss the Canning Agenda.

10 years after the official launch of the Canning Agenda by William Hague, then Foreign Secretary, at Canning House, the Canning Agenda remains the definitive road map for strengthening the UK’s engagement with Latin America. It enshrines the UK’s commitment to a greater presence in the region and to developing this time-honoured relationship into broader and deeper ties across all aspects of the political, economic and commercial, social and environmental spectrum.

At this event, the Latin American Chevening scholars - the region's next generation of leaders - will breakout into discussions on questions such as...

  • How do you see the relationship between the UK and your country/the region in general?
  • Where do you see the opportunities?
  • What should we do more of/less of?
  • What are our ‘competitors’ doing?
  • What does success in 2030 look like?

These questions will be discussed within themes such as 'Business & Entrepreneurship', 'Soft Power, Culture & Education' and 'Health, Science & Innovation.'


  • Latin America Chevening event: The Canning Agenda

  • Welcome

    James Dauris, Director/Deputy Director Americas, FCDO 


  • Keynote speaker

    Ian Perrin, Head of Policy, Research and Operations, Canning House

    Introduction to Canning House 

    What is the Canning Agenda?  

    What does Canning Agenda 2.0 need to look like for the coming decade?

    What work still needs to be done on the Canning Agenda over the coming decade?


  • Breakout sessions

    Climate, Environment and Economic Recovery

    Soft Power, Culture & Education

    Business & Entrepreneurship

    Health, Science & Innovation

    Serious Organised Crime, Conflict & Stability

    Good Governance


  • Report back and discuss

In partnership with

Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

The FCDO promotes the United Kingdom’s interests overseas, supporting our citizens and businesses around the globe.

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