Financial Education Week Webinar: A Unique Opportunity for Collaboration with your local Mexican Consulate

As you may know, Mexico’s Consular Network in the US is the largest of one country in another country with 50 Offices!  In addition to the traditional services, this network plays a much broader role in providing education to the Mexican community in the US. One of these areas of focus is the promotion of financial inclusion, which is done through promoting financial education opportunities and facilitating connections with financial institutions interested in meeting the needs of this population.

These financial inclusion strategies are coordinated by the Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior -IME (Institute of Mexicans Abroad), an entity within Mexico’s State Department established in 2002 to promote the integration of Mexican nationals or their descendants living abroad.

We invite you to learn about the Semana de Educación Financiera -SEF (Financial Education Week), an initiative led by the Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores through the Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior in partnership with Mexican government agencies, the network of Mexican Consulates in the US and Canada as well as local public and private entities. This effort seeks to educate the Mexican community about the importance of financial inclusion as a tool to facilitate economic integration and asset building opportunities both for the established Mexican community and for the immigrant population.

Guest speakers:

 

·         Sofia Orozco Aguirre: With more than 25 years of experience in the field of developing programs aimed to empower the Mexican immigrant communities abroad, Sofía Orozco Aguirre is Director for Economic/ Financial affairs and responsible for the Mexican Global Network of Mexican highly qualified expats (Red Global MX) at Institute for Mexicans Abroad (IME). She holds a B.A. on education at Mexico’s National Pedagogic University and a Masters’ degree in Government and Public Policies at the Panamerican University in Mexico City

·         Julián Escutia Rodriguez: Mr. Escutia is a career diplomat since 2005. He is currently Head of the Consular Coordination and Hispanic Affairs Section at the Mexican Embassy in Washington, DC. He was previously posted to the Consulate General of Mexico in Houston, where he was the Consul for Community and Economic Affairs, and to the Embassy of Mexico in New Zealand. He has a bachelor’s degree in international relations from El Colegio de México, and a master’s degree in public policy from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

The webinar is scheduled for Thursday February 11 at noon ET. Click below to register:

The Semana de Educación Financiera seeks to facilitate the connection between responsible financial institutions willing to meet the needs of this population, and those that are committed to providing affordable financial products and services, regardless of a person’s immigration status.

The Federation has collaborated for years with the IME and the network of Mexican consulates. The national expansion of Juntos Avanzamos provides a unique opportunity to bring this collaboration to the next level. Hope you can join us!

Register here.

Should you have any questions, please contact Jason Chang at jchang@cdcu.coop.