Subnational Governments in the COVID-19 Scenario in the Americas webinar – Monday 21st September

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)

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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.