The annual conference of the CAF-Development Bank of Latin America begins this Tuesday with a series of debates to analyze the educational, political, economic and environmental challenges facing the region after the harshest scourge of the pandemic. Heads of State, ministers and leaders of organizations in the hemisphere will participate in the 25th edition of the meeting organized by the Inter-American Dialogue and the Organization of American States (OAS) to be held in virtual format for two days, of which EL PAIS is a collaborating medium .
Although the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean are moving towards recovering the economic losses caused by the health crisis, the consequences in the region are visible and profound. The risk of delving further into inequalities is one of the issues that will be discussed by personalities such as the Mexican Alicia Bárcena, executive secretary of ECLAC; Rémy Rioux, general director of the French Development Agency (AFD) and Carlos Felipe Jaramillo, vice president of the World Bank for the region, among others.
The panel titled Year lost: the impact of the pandemic on the education sector in the region, scheduled for this Tuesday, will have the participation of the Spanish Mariano Jabonero, president of the Organization of Ibero-American States for Education, Science and Culture (OEI), and Maria Victoria Angulo González, Nyan Gadsby-Dolly, Maria Brown Perez, Ministers of Education of Colombia, Trinidad and Tobago, and Ecuador, respectively, in addition to other participants.
The US diplomat Thomas A. Shannon, former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, is in charge of moderating a panel in which four Latin American heads of state will participate: Alberto Fernández, from Argentina; Iván Duque, from Colombia; Guillermo Lasso, from Ecuador; and Laurentino Cortizo, from Panama. Conference guests are also scheduled to address social polarization and the opportunity to harness growth from a sustainable perspective.
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