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KIC

Knowledge, Innovation and Communication Sector

WHAT WE DO

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Federico Basañes

Manager, Knowledge, Innovation and Communication

The Knowledge, Innovation and Communication Sector (KIC) promotes ideas and strengthens capacities to position the IDB Group as a preferential partner for development in Latin America and the Caribbean.

In the area of knowledge, KIC puts at the Bank’s disposal the latest learning products and opportunities to strengthen training of its own staff and of its operational partners. It also supports knowledge generation through publications, databases and open source software and blogs to make the IDB a sectoral point of reference and create communities of practice.

In the frontier of innovation, KIC offers experiences, networks, methodologies and tools to help the Bank’s staff build capacity in this field and provide new solutions to pending development problems.

In the area of communication, KIC focuses on positioning the IDB brand and on giving visibility to projects, events, knowledge products and institution’s initiatives, boosting the use of traditional and social media and incorporating storytelling techniques. The dissemination efforts rely on an understanding of the needs of the audience and the region and on a disruptive use of data and technology.