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Global responses to a global pandemic series #2: Sharing Latin American responses to COVID-19


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Global responses to a global pandemic series #2: Sharing Latin American responses to COVID-19

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As the global community for investors for impact, AVPA, AVPN, EVPA & IVPC (LatImpacto) have launched the “Global Responses to a Global Pandemic webinar series: Sharing Philanthropy's Response to COVID-19”.

This 4-part series will share lessons and philanthropic responses from across the world by shining a virtual spotlight on regional examples to similar challenges. Through this webinar you will have the opportunity to:

• Explore the diverse roles grant makers can have in responding to the pandemic

• Share examples of responses

• Hear from voices on the ground

The possibility to start conversations and share peer learning with a global audience which can be continued over the coming months. Hear practitioner stories from 4 continents.


16:00 - 16:05 Time for connection

16:05 - 16:10 Welcome and regional context, Carolina Suárez

16:10 - 16:25 First Panel: Luiza Serpa, Fernando Cortés & Jana Vasileva

16:25 - 16:35 Q&A

16:35 - 16:55 Second Panel: Roberto Navas, Luisa Mariana Pulido & Marcos Kisil

16:55 - 17:05 Q&A

17:05 - 17:15 Responses from the Inter American Development Bank, Irene Arias

17:15 - 17:25 Q&A

17: 25 - 17:30 Closing words and invitation to the next webinar in the series.

This webinar is part of a series, register for the webinars below:

Webinar #1: Asia's response, Tuesday, 7 April at 16:00 - 17:00 SGT. Watch the recording here.

Webinar #2: Latin America's response, Wednesday, 15 April at 16:00 - 17:00 CEST. Watch the recording here.

Webinar #3: Africa's response, Tuesday, 28 April at 12:00 -13:30 CEST. Register here.

Webinar #4: Europe's response, Tuesday, 5 May at 11:00 - 12:30 CEST. Register here.

Meet the speakers

Luiza Serpa

Luiza Serpa - Instituto Phi

Advertising with MBE in Sustainable Business Management, Luiza migrated to the Third Sector in 2005, after consolidating her career in the corporate communication area.

Marcos Kisil

Marcos Kisil - Institute for the Development of Social Investment (IDIS)

Marcos Kisil is a well-known expert in philanthropy and private social investment in Latin America. He served as Director for Latin America and the Caribbean at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, Michigan for 15 years.

Roberto Navas

Roberto Navas - Fundación Arturo y Enrica Sesana

Mr. Navas currently manages a Family Office and serves on the board of several foundations and non-profit organizations, aiming to encourage more strategic philanthropy in Colombia.

Luisa Mariana Pulido

Luisa Mariana Pulido - Fundación Eugenio Mendoza

Luisa Mariana is Executive Vice President (CEO) of the Eugenio Mendoza Foundation. Responsible for Management, strategy, fundraising and development of new programs for institution with trajectory and Leadership in Micro Finance, Education and Culture.

Fernando Cortes

Fernando Cortes - Fundacion Bolivar Davivienda and Corporate Social Responsibility, Grupo Bolivar

Currently, Fernando Cortés is Grupo Bolívar’s Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility, Chairman of the board of CECODES (Consejo Empresarial Colombiano para el Desarrollo Sostenible) and also, Fundación Bolívar's CEO, where he develops a valuable management that has allowed a quick structure of the organization and the generation of transformational social impacts in Colombia.

Jana Vasileva

Jana Vasileva - Ensamble

Jana Vasil’eva forms part of the facilitation team of Ensamble – an initiative that articulates grantmaking foundations, civil society, academia and (inter)governmental institutions in Mexico.

Yuri Soarez

Yuri Soarez - IADB

Yuri is Chief of the Strategy and Impact Unit, where he is responsible for leading all aspects of corporate strategy and for measurement and reporting on impact. He also leads the development of strategic communications and connections, as one of the three main instruments offered by the Lab, alongside financing and knowledge.


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