2016 Central America Donors Forum

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The 2016 Central America Donors Forum was held at the Porta Hotel in Antigua, Guatemala, and was co-hosted by the Swedish Embassy in Guatemala and the Seattle International Foundation. The invitation only meeting, brought together over 250 people from 13 different countries. The agenda, framed by the UN Sustainable Development Goals, featured 21 panels and presentations on pressing issues facing the region, and included a half day Pre-Forum Education Summit.

Agenda

View the full agenda and program PDF.

View the full online agenda.

View networking and site visit options.

Wednesday, September 28th

PRE-FORUM EDUCATION SUMMIT
and OPENING RECEPTION

1:00pm – 1:15pm Welcome and Opening Remarks

1:15pm – 2:00pm Opening Plenary: The State of Education in Central America: A Research Review

2:00pm – 3:30pm Concurrent Sessions on Primary, Secondary and Higher Education

3:30pm – 4:30pm Plenary Session: Improving Education through the Integration of Technology

4:30pm – 5:00pm Closing Remarks: Collective Priorities for Education in the Region

5:00pm – 5:20pm Special Performance by: Carlos F Novella Guitar Orchestra

5:20pm – 6:00pm Education Summit Reception

7:00pm Evening Networking

Thursday, September 29th

DONORS FORUM DAY 1

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

9:45am – 10:45am Opening Plenary: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

10:45am – 11:00am Coffee Break

11:00am – 12:00pm Concurrent Sessions

12:00pm – 12:15pm Coffee Break

12:15pm – 1:15pm Plenary Session: Key Environmental Challenges Facing the Region

1:15pm – 2:45pm Networking Lunch

2:45pm – 3:15pm Plenary Q & A: Maverick Collective

3:15pm – 4:15pm Plenary Session: Women’s Economic Empowerment

4:15pm – 4:30pm Coffee Break

4:30pm – 5:30pm Concurrent Sessions

7:00pm – 9:00pm Reception

Friday, September 30th

DONORS FORUM DAY 2

9:00am – 9:30am Opening Remarks: Georg Andrén, Swedish Ambassador to Guatemala

9:30am – 10:30am Plenary Session: Guatemala Sustainable Business Group

10:30am – 10:45am Release of Americas Quarterly 2016 Social Inclusion Index

10:45am – 11:15am Coffee Break

11:15am – 11:45am Plenary Q & A: Ford Foundation

11:45am – 12:15pm Plenary Q & A: Laura Chinchilla, Former President of Costa Rica

12:15pm – 1:00pm Launch of Northern Triangle Task Force

1:00pm – 1:10pm Closing Remarks

1:10pm – 2:45pm Networking Lunch

3:00pm – 5:00pm  Concurrent Site Visits

 

General information

 

Research

The following research was released at the 2016 Central America Donors Forum:

 

Photos

2016 Central America Donors Forum