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What can we do to protect the future of our planet? How can digital transformation unlock opportunities for my business? Can you imagine our region reaching gender equality? How can you better prepare to be competitive in the job market of the future?

Welcome to BIDAcademy Knowledge Week, June 27th to July 1st, 2022

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What to expect from the BIDAcademy Knowledge week?

+ 45 speakers


International and regional experts will share their knowledge and experience on the latest development topics shaping the future of the region.

+ 25 sessions


On digital government, regional integration, private sector enablers, climate change and sustainability, and gender and diversity.

Online and in person


Face-to-face technical sessions from Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico. Live streaming of the entire event. Simultaneous interpretation into Spanish, English and Portuguese. French version available post event.

Career fair


How to expand your network, build the best resume, excel at interviews, and find your dream job.

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A TOUR ACROSS OUR KNOWLEDGE CAMPUS

Estadio

Arena


World class experts, leaders and influencers will share their knowledge and experience to raise awareness on the latest and most urgent development topics shaping the future of the region. A place to be inspired.

Auditorio

Auditorium


A space to discuss the cutting-edge knowledge produced by development specialists, both at the IDB and external experts. Anticipate the future.

Aula

Classroom


A space to learn about knowledge and learning products from BIDAcademy. Be ready to gain new practical skills.

Feria de carrera

Career fair


Find out what you need in order to advance your professional career. A place to obtain the tools required for the 21st century labor market.

Meet the speakers

Mauricio Claver

Mauricio Claver-Carone

IDB President

Michael

Michael Kaufman

Author of The Time Has Come: Why Men Must Join the Gender Equality Revolution. Co-founder of the White Ribbon Campaign

Alejandra

Alejandra Espinosa Uribe

Writer and Cultural Consultant, Encanto

Verónica

Verónica Ruiz del Vizo

CEO, Working on Solutions 

Digital Strategist

Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum

Kersti

Kersti Kaljulaid

Former President of Estonia

Selwin

Selwin Hart

Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General and Assistant Secretary-General of the Climate Action Team

Amanda Nguyen

Amanda Nguyen

Social entrepreneur CEO of Rise. 2019 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee

Reina Irene

Reina Irene Mejía

Executive Vice President, IDB

Marcelo Guinovart

Marcelo Guinovart

Director of Strategic Planning, AGESIC

José

José Inostroza

Chief of Digital Government, Chile

Veronica

Veronica Echeverri

Export Manager/ 4.0 Industries, Procolombia

Richard

Richard Martínez Alvarado

Vice President for Countries, IDB

Amb. Martha Bárcena Coqui

Amb. Martha Bárcena Coqui

Senior Adviser of the Americas Program Center for Strategic and International Studies

Jessica Bedoya

Jessica Bedoya

Chief of Staff and Chief Strategy Officer, IDB

Ana Lucía

Ana Lucia Rodríguez de la Rosa

Yale Human Nature Lab

Benigno

Benigno López

Vicepresident for Sectors and Knowledge, IDB

Nicolás

Nicolás Aznárez

Executive Producer, El Camino Films. Founding Partner of Punta del Este Studios

Lorenzo

Lorenzo Caliendo

Professor of Economics, Yale School of Management, Yale University

Mauricio

Mauricio Mesquita Moreira

Chief Economist, Integration and Trade Sector, IDB

Gustavo

Gustavo De Rosa

Vice President for Finance and Administration, Chief Financial Officer and General Manager of the Finance Department, IDB

Paloma

Paloma Bellatin Nieto

Senior Advisor at Behavioral Insights Team North America

Marlene Molero

Marlene Molero

CEO & Co-founder, GenderLab

Mariano

Mariano Bosch

Sector Economic Advisor, IDB

James

James P. Scriven

CEO of IDB Invest

Andrea

Andrea Oconitrillo Rojas

Director of the Centro de Innovación Financiera (CIF), Costa Rica

Hugo

Hugo Kantis

Director of the Entrepreneurial Development Program, Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento, Argentina

Kayla

Kayla Grant

IDB Competitiveness, Innovation and Technology Senior Associate

Fabrizio

Fabrizio Opertti

Manager, Integration and Trade Sector, IDB

Enrique Iglesias

Enrique iglesias Rodríguez

IDB Telecommunications Specialist

Diego

Diego Richard

Executive Director UP Skills

Ria

Ria Jordan

IDB Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisor

Carolina

Carolina Serra

General Manager, Human Resources Department, IDB

Robert

Robert Pantzer

IDB, MoS Specialist

Luis Miguel

Luis Miguel Galindo

Professor at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

Tatiana

Tatiana Schor

IDB Amazon Unit Chief

Susana

Susana Cordeiro Guerra

Manager, Institutions for Development, IDB

Joao

João Batista Barros da Silva Filho

Sub-Secretary for Inspection (SUFIS) of the Federal Revenue Service of Brazil

Ana María

Ana María Díaz

Associate Professor at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana

Rachel

Rachel Lehrer

Former Associate Director of Innovation, Airbel Impact Lab at the International Rescue Committee

Lori

Lori Beaman

Associate Professor, Northwestern University

María del Pilar López

María del Pilar López

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Universidad de los Andes

Agustín Sarria

Agustín Sarría

Knowledge and Learning Specialist and PM4R Program Coordinator, IDB

Ricardo Triana

Ricardo Triana

Director, PMI Latin America

Ricardo Sánchez

Ricardo Sánchez

Counselor, Tec de Monterrey

Devi

Devi Lockwood

Author of 1,001 Voices on Climate Change

Melisa Capcha

Melisa Capcha

Climate Activist

Laura Ortiz

Laura Ortiz Montemayor

Chief Purpose Officer at SVX Mexico

Agustina

Agustina Calatayud

Transportation Specialists, IDB

Jorge

Jorge Rivera Staff

National Energy Secretary of Panama

Andrew

Andrew Auerbach

Senior Tax Adviser at OECD

David Burkus

David Burkus

Organizational Psychologist. Expert in network management. Author of the book: “Friend Of A Friend . . .: Understanding the Hidden Networks That Can Transform Your Life and Your Career

Morgan

Morgan Doyle

Country Representative IDB Brazil

Marianna

Marianna Sampaio

Senior Policy Analyst, Ph.D. candidate in Public Administration and Government at Fundação Getulio Vargas EAESP

Natalia Cantet

Natalia Cantet

Associate Professor, Universidad EAFIT

Karen

Karen García Rojas

Adviser in statistics for gender equality, general Direction of DANE, Colombia

José

José Manuel Sandoval

Climate Change Speclialist, IDB

Laura Ulloa

Laura Ulloa

Viceminister of Transportation, Costa Rica

Juan Carlos

Juan Carlos Monterrey-Gómez

Obama Foundation Scholar. Vice Chair for the Implementation of the UN Climate Convention

Le-Anne

Le-Anne Roper

Senior Technical Officer (Adaptation), Climate Change Division of the Jamaica’s Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation

Margarita Libby

Margarita Libby

Chief of Operations in El Salvador Country Office, IDB

Cristina Pombo

Cristina Pombo

Social Sector Senior Advisor, IDB

Dr. Ing. Rodrigo Pastl

Dr. Ing. Rodrigo Pastl

Head Fraunhofer Liaison Office Brazil

Maycon David

Maycon David Stahelin

Undersecretary ad interim of Innovation and Digital Transformation, Ministry of Economy, Brazil

Martín Bellocq

Martín Bellocq

Chief Marketing Officer at Ualá

Agenda

  • Monday - Jun. 27, 2022
  • Tuesday - Jun. 28, 2022
  • Wednesday - Jun. 29, 2022
  • Thursday - Jun. 30, 2022
  • Friday - Jul. 1, 2022

Monday

Jun. 27, 2022

Digital Government

Are digital technology investments generating the expected impact? Are they supporting public sector efficiency? Do they facilitate citizen access to public services?

A day to analyze what the data tells us about these issues.

Arena

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. EDT

Opening: Mauricio Claver-Carone, IDB President.

Estonia: Improving the lives of citizens through digital government 

*Kersti Kaljulaid, Former President of Estonia.

Auditorium

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT

The value of digital government

*Marcelo Guinovart, Director of Strategic Planning, AGESIC

*José Inostroza, Chief of Digital Government, Chile.

*Andrew Auerbach, Senior Tax Adviser at OECD.

*João Batista Barros da Silva Filho, Sub-Secretary for Inspection (SUFIS) of the Federal Revenue Service of Brazil

Moderator: Susana Cordeiro Guerra, Manager, Institutions for Development, IDB.

Career fair

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EDT

Opening: Carolina Serra, General Manager, Human Resources Department, IDB

 

2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EDT

IDB Value Proposition  - IDB HR Department experts

 

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EDT

How to make your resume shine - IDB Career Services

 

3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EDT

Your digital resume and social media - IDB Career Services.

Tuesday

Jun. 28, 2022

Regional integration

Are you familiar with Disney's Oscar-winning film, Encanto? On the first session of the day, regional entrepreneurs will share their experience as knowledge-based service providers in the regional value chain of the Best Animated Feature Film of 2022. During the second session of the day, renowned international trade and integration experts will explore how a more integrated region can generate more investment, productivity and employment for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Arena

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. EDT

Opening: Richard Martínez, Vice President for Countries, IDB

Regional value chains in the film industry: Encanto, the movie.

*Alejandra Espinosa Uribe, Writer and Cultural Consultant, Encanto.

*Verónica Echeverri, Export Manager/ 4.0 Industries, Procolombia.

*Nicolás Aznárez, Executive Producer, El Camino Films. Founding Partner of Punta del Este Studios

Moderator: Fabrizio Opertti, Manager, Integration and Trade Sector, IDB.

Auditorium

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT

New trends in the world economy: What changes for the integration of Latin America and the Caribbean?

*Lorenzo Caliendo, Professor of Economics, Yale School of Management, Yale University.

*Amb. Martha Bárcena Coqui Senior Adviser of the Americas Program Center for Strategic and International Studies

Moderator: Mauricio Mesquita Moreira, Chief Economist, Integration and Trade Sector, IDB.

Career fair

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EDT

How to hack networking - David Burkus, Organizational Psychologist. Expert in network management. Author of the book: “Friend Of A Friend . . .: Understanding the Hidden Networks That Can Transform Your Life and Your Career”

 

2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EDT

Career opportunities at the IDB - IDB Recruiters

 

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EDT

Impactful interviewing - IDB Career Services

 

3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EDT

How to Maximize Social Media for Your Career

Wednesday

Jun. 29, 2022

Gender and diversity

The COVID-19 crisis has exacerbated gender and diversity disparities in health, education, labor markets and domestic violence. A day to reflect on these issues and discuss policy proposals and cutting-edge knowledge to help reduce these inequalities.

Arena

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. EDT

Opening: Reina Irena Mejía, Executive Vice President, IDB

Men, masculinity, and gender equity.

*Michael Kaufman, author of The Time Has Come: Why Men Must Join the Gender Equality Revolution. Co-founder of the White Ribbon Campaign.

*Amanda Nguyen, social entrepreneur CEO of Rise. 2019 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee.

Moderator: Cristina Pombo, Social Sector Senior Advisor, IDB 

Classroom

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EDT

Superheroes of Development. Lessons learned in development projects.

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Labor markets through the gender lens: a new vision to an old problem

*Lori Beaman, Associate Professor, Northwestern University

*Ana María Díaz, Associate Professor at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana

*Karen García Rojas, Adviser in statistics for gender equality, general Direction of DANE, Colombia

*Natalia Cantet, Associate Professor, EAFIT University

Moderator: Maria del Pilar López-Uribe, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Universidad de los Andes

Auditorium

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT

Innovate to reduce gender-based violence and increase access to sexual and reproductive health: What can we learn from behavioral science and the use of digital technologies?

*Paloma Bellatin Nieto - Senior Advisor at Behavioral Insights Team North America

*Rachel, Lehrer, former Associate Director of Innovation, Airbel Impact Lab at the International Rescue Committee 

*Marlene Molero – GenderLAB

*Ana Lucía Rodríguez de la Rosa, - Yale Human Research Lab

Moderator: Mariano Bosch, Sector Economic Advisor, IDB

Career fair

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. EDT

Journey to success - Opportunities for all

  • Life inside the IDB Group 
  • Get to know our Employee Resource Groups 
  • Our approach toward building an inclusive workplace for all 

BIDAcademy resources

Courses:

Liderazgo femenino: potencia tus habilidades e impulsa el cambio

Publications:

Guide for mainstreaming gender and diversity approaches in the development of course:

Guide

Servicios en línea para mujeres sobrevivientes o en riesgo de violencia sexual y basada en género

Blogs:

¿Y si hablamos de igualdad?

Thursday

Jun. 30, 2022

Enablers of the private sector

Latin America and the Caribbean continues to be a region with low per capita income and high levels of poverty and inequality. Can digital technologies boost the productive sector and increase productivity? A day to analyze latest business trends and technological solutions that can revolutionize productive sectors across the Region.

Arena

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. EDT

Opening: James P. Scriven, CEO of IDB Invest.

*Martín Bellocq, Chief Marketing Officer at Ualá

Moderator: Benigno López, Vicepresident for Sectors and Knowledge, IDB.

Auditorium

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT

Productive sector revolution. How to remove the barriers for innovation.

*Andrea Oconitrillo Rojas, Director of the Centro de Innovación Financiera (CIF), Costa Rica.

*Hugo Kantis, Director of the Entrepreneurial Development Program, Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento, Argentina.

*Kayla Grant, IDB Competitiveness, Innovation and Technology Senior Associate.

*Pau Puig, IDB Telecommunications Specialist.

*Diego Richard, Executive Director UP Skills.

Classroom

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT

Project management skills for the XXI Century. PM4R/PMI

*Agustín Sarría, Knowledge and Learning Specialist and PM4R Program Coordinator, IDB

*Ricardo Triana – Director, PMI Latin America

*Ricardo Sánchez – Counselor, Tec de Monterrey

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT

Productivity and Innovation for Development

*Marianna Sampaio, Senior Policy Analyst, Ph.D. candidate in Public Administration and Government at Fundação Getulio Vargas EAESP

*Maycon David Stahelin, Undersecretary ad interim of Innovation and Digital Transformation, Ministry of Economy, Brazil

*Rodrigo Pastl, Head Fraunhofer Liaison Office Brazil

*Moderator: Morgan Doyle – Country Representative IDB Brazil 

Career Fair

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EDT

An interactive workshop to prepare your CV with IDB Recruiters

Friday

Jul. 1, 2022

Climate change and sustainability

Is the Latin America and the Caribbean region reducing its carbon emissions? How to minimize the impact of natural disasters? Is climate change gender neutral? A day to reflect on the importance of knowledge for climate action.

Arena

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. EDT

*Selwin Hart, Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General and Assistant Secretary-General of the Climate Action Team.

*Jessica Bedoya, Chief of Staff & Chief Strategy Officer, IDB

*Devi Lockwood, author of 1,001 Voices on Climate Change

*Melisa Capcha, Climate Activist

*Juan Carlos Monterrey-Gómez, Obama Foundation Scholar. Vice Chair for the Implementation of the UN Climate Convention

Auditorium

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. EDT

How is LAC planning the implementation of the Paris Agreement? Lessons learned

*Luis Miguel Galindo – Professor at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). 

*Tatiana Schor, Jefa IDB Amazon Unit Chief

*Laura Ortiz Montemayor - Chief Purpose Officer at SVX Mexico

*José Manuel Sandoval – Climate Change Speclialist, IDB

*Le-Anne Roper - Senior Technical Officer (Adaptation), Climate Change Division of the Jamaica’s Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation

 

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EDT

How can be LAC a pioneer on sustainable infrastructure. 

Moderator: Agustina Calatayud – Transportation Specialists, IDB.

*Jorge Rivera Staff, National Energy Secretary of Panama.

*Laura Ulloa, Viceminister of Transportation and Road Safety, Cost Rica 

 

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT

Wrap up and highlights of the BIDAcademy Knowledge Week. 

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