The Central America Donors Forum is the premier networking and learning space to advance philanthropy and development efforts in Central America. The 2017 invitation only meeting, will bring together over 200 leaders from business, philanthropy, government, and civil society to discuss priority issues and successful models of development, and explore co-investment for social impact.



Join us in Panama City, Panama on October 25 – 27, 2017.


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New this year, the Central America Donors Forum will host a pre-forum Education Summit on Wednesday, September 28th. The full two-day Forum starts Thursday, September 29th and will feature 5 plenaries, 6 breakout sessions, networking events, receptions, and more than 40 speakers. An early schedule is listed below, but check back often for the latest updates.

Wednesday, September 28thMiércoles, Septiembre 28

1:00pm - 5:00pm
Pre-Forum Education Summit: Examining Impact, Sustainability and Scale

You can register for the Summit on our registration page.

Thursday, September 29th

9:00am - 9:45am
Welcome and Opening Remarks

Master of Ceremonies: Lucia Navarro, Emmy Award Winning Journalist

Welcome: Mauricio Vivero, CEO, Seattle International Foundation

Video Message: Norma Torres, Co-chair, Central America Caucus, U.S. Congress

Opening Remarks: Mauricio Ramos, CEO, Millicom International Cellular SA

9:00am - 9:30am
Opening Remarks

Opening Remarks: Georg Andrén, Swedish Ambassador to Guatemala and Central America

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2017 Sponsors

Past Forums

2016 Central America Donors Forum

The 2016 Central America Donors Forum was held in Antigua, Guatemala on September 28-30, 2016.

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2015 Central America Donors Forum

The 2015 Central America Donors Forum was held in San Salvador, El Salvador on November 18-19, 2015.

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2014 Central America Donors Forum

The 2014 Central America Donors Forum, hosted by Ford Foundation in collaboration with…

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2013 Central America Donors Forum

The 2013 Central America Donors Forum, organized by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Seattle International Foundation…

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