This webinar will explore the dynamics and practices of subnational and local governments in responding to the challenges facing Latin America and the Caribbean as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.
Presenting perspectives from within the hemisphere and experiences from Europe, speakers will discuss key lessons and needs for local governance resilience-building initiatives.
On the occasion of the International Day of Peace, the webinar will highlight the unique opportunity that the pandemic offers to refocus priorities and redirect resources towards building more just and peaceful societies.
Date & Time: Monday 21 September 2020, 2pm (UK time)
Watch live on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoXLBorRKps or
Welcome remarks from:
Rupak Chattopadhyay, President & CEO, Forum of Federations
Magdalena Talamas, Director of the Department for the Promotion of Peace, OAS
Neophytos Loizides, Director of the Conflict Analysis Research Centre, University of Kent
Matias Bianchi, Executive Director, Asuntos del Sur
Juan Cruz Olmeda, Associate Professor, Centre for International Studies , El Colegio de Mexico
Joy St John, Executive Director, the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA)
Isaac Alfie, Director of the Office of Planning and Budget of Uruguay and Head of the Covid- 19 Presidential Technical Advisory Committee
Nathalie Behnke, Professor, Institute of Political Science of the Technical University Darmstadt
Andreas Kiefer, Acting Secretary General, Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, Council of Europe
The webinar is open to all and free to attend with no booking necessary.