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Public exchange of ideas, giving experts and audience members the opportunity to discuss a particular topic of importance to the national and international community.

Research & Publications

GFDD carries out research on issues related to the sustainable socio-economic and cultural development.

Documentary Screenings

An innovative way to promote dialogue and the exchange of knowledge and experience.

Educational Programs

International internships, research fellowships and academic exchange programs create impact locally and globally, while promoting collaboration and intercultural understanding.

GFDD is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the advancement of global collaboration and exchange relevant to Dominican professionals, general audiences and institutions in the homeland and abroad. The Foundation conducts research, enhances public understanding, designs public policies, devises strategies, and offers capacity-building in areas crucial to social, economic, democratic and cultural sustainable development.

GFDD promotes better understanding and appreciation of Dominican culture, values and heritage in the Dominican Republic, US and worldwide. | Read More

Year in Review 2019

The year 2019 comes to an end and we couldn’t be more grateful for having had the opportunity over the last twelve months to carry out relevant initiatives in areas critical to the socio-economic, cultural and democratic sustainable development of Latin America and the Caribbean. Download Now

Articles by Dr. Leonel Fernández

“The dilemma of reopening”, an article by Dr. Leonel Fernández

Santo Domingo, DR – This Monday marks 60 days that the Dominican society has been living under a state of emergency. With the recent 15-day extension, the situation will continue to 74 consecutive days, culminating on the 2nd of June. The prolonged duration of these measures of social isolation for the sake of the preservation of […]

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