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2013 Central America Donors Forum


9:00 am – 9:10 am


Mauricio Vivero, Executive Director, Seattle International Foundation

Julie Katzman, Executive Vice-President, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

9:10 am – 9:30 am

Keynote Remarks

Ricardo Zúñiga, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Western Hemisphere Affairs, National Security Staff, The White House


9:30 am – 11:00 am                                                                                                    

Opportunities for Collaboration with the Business Sector

Jonathan Doh,  Professor and Rammrath Chair at Villanova University (Moderator)

Sarah Thorn, Senior Director, Federal Government Affairs, Walmart Stores, Inc.

Adriana Roccaro, Stakeholder Relations, The AES Corporation

Cristiana Falcone, Principal Advisor on Strategic Outreach, IDB


11:00 am – 11:10 am

Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, Catherine M. Russell


11:10 am – 12:45 pm

Women’s Economic Empowerment and Reducing Violence Against Women

11:10 am – 12:15 pm

Nancy Lee, General Manager, Multilateral Investment Fund, IDB (moderator)

Mary Ellsberg, Director, Global Women’s Institute, George Washington University

Charlotte Watts, Professor, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Iris Lanao, CEO, FINCA Perú


12:15 pm – 12:45 pm | Ciudad Mujer

Carlos Rafael Urquilla Bonilla, Undersecretary for Social Inclusion, El Salvador

Andrew Morrison, Chief, Gender and Diversity Division, IDB


12:45 pm – 2:00 pm 

Networking Lunch


2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Investing in Adolescent Girls

2:00 pm – 2:10 pm

¡PODER! a short video clip of a documentary about girl-led change in Guatemala

Emily Teitsworth, Deputy Director, Let Girls Lead


2:10 pm – 3:30 pm

Kathy Hall, Senior Program Officer, Summit Foundation (Moderator)

Alejandra Colom, Program Coordinator, Population Council Guatemala

Gabriela Flores, National Coordinator, GoJoven Honduras

Mattias Lundberg, Senior Economist, World Bank


3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Closing Plenary: Grantmakers Roundtable

Mauricio Vivero, Executive Director, Seattle International Foundation (Moderator)

Kirsten Cowal, Program Officer, Tinker Foundation

David Holiday, Senior Regional Advocacy Officer in Latin America, Open Society Foundations

Angela Martinez, Senior Director for Latin America, American Jewish World Service


5:00 pm – 5:15 pm

Closing Remarks

Mark Feierstein, Associate Administrator and Assistant Administrator for Latin America and the Caribbean, USAID



5:15 pm – 7:00 pm


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