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Latin America advancing in its sustainability goals – launch of SEI Latin America

SEI will be opening its new center in Latin America in Bogotá, Colombia. The decision to open a new office was prompted by a request from the SEI Board of Directors to consider the possibility of formalizing our presence in this dynamic region of the world. The challenges facing this region in terms of sustainable development are real, but the solutions emerging in response are exciting. SEI has already been engaged in the region for a long period of time, developing very rewarding and productive partnerships with universities, governments and NGOs in Latin America.

Time: 20th March, 2018, 4-8pm
Venue: Residence of the Swedish Ambassador in Colombia, Carrera 4, #72-55, Bogotá, Colombia
Registration: By invitation

20 March 2018 at 16:00 COT

ending at 20:00 COT

The event hashtag is #Latinoamérica


16:00 Welcome remarks

David Purkey

Centre Director

SEI Latin America

16:05 The Honorable Tommy Stromberg
Swedish Ambassador to Colombia

16:10 Keynote address

Ms. Carolina Urrutia
Semana Sostenible

16:30 Introduction to SEI

Måns Nilsson
Måns Nilsson

Executive Director

SEI Headquarters

16:45 Strategic SEI capacities:

Water Management

16:55 Sustainable Supply Chains

Toby Gardner
Toby Gardner

Senior Research Fellow

SEI Headquarters

Mr. Cesar Ruiz
Conservation International-Colombia

17:05 SDG Implementation

Karina Barquet
Karina Barquet

Team Leader: Water, Coasts and Ocean; Senior Research Fellow

SEI Headquarters


17:15 Reaction from a panel of regional external experts

Ms. Claudia Martinez
General Manager
E3 Asesorias

Panelist #1:
Dr. Nicolas Di Sbroiavacca
Fundacion Bariloche

Panelist #2:
Mr. Erick Tapia
Director General for Irrigation
Ministry of Environment and Water

Panelist #3:
Ms. Maria Paz Cigaran
General Manager

Panelist #4:
Ms. Silvia Calderon
Director Sustainable Environmental Development
National Planning Department

18:00 Questions from the audience

18:15 Closing remarks

Dr. David Purkey
SEI Latin America Center Director

18:20 Networking cocktail

20:00 Close of event

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