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Mosoj Bolivia Innova: Four innovations that are improving lives

The "Mosoj Bolivia Innova " event, to be held on February 15 at 11 a.m. at the headquarters of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), will present solutions in technology, urban transport, road safety and gastronomy that are improving the quality of life in Bolivia. The participants will explain how their innovative ideas were born and, with the support of the IDB, transformed into projects that create jobs and improve the lives of thousands of Bolivians.

IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno will hold a conversation with four of the Bolivian innovators.

The innovators are:

César Dockweiler is the Executive Manager of the State Cable Transport Company "Mi Teleférico"

Jorge López is the Founder and CEO of the JALA Group with more than 800 employees, including Jalasoft, the Jala Foundation and Jala Industries.

Marsia Taha is the Executive Chef of Gustu Restaurant, which recreates traditional Bolivian flavors with native products. The restaurant has been internationally recognized as one of the best in the continent.

Sebastián Quiroga is the Executive Chef and owner of the Vegan Restaurant Ali Pacha (its name in Aymara means "universe of plants"). The restaurant proposes a new gastronomic concept and revival for the center of La Paz.

Sergio Caballero is the Municipal Secretary of Education and Citizen Culture Municipal Government of La Paz seeking to implement educational processes of emotional management and citizen culture for directors, teachers and students throughout the fiscal education system of the municipality.

Soledad Pathi is the Trainer of the Zebra Program of the Municipal Autonomous Government of La Paz. She is currently the Assistant of the II Education Unit of the Municipal Secretary of Civic Culture and Education since 2017.

WHAT: Mosoj Bolivia Innova

WHEN: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 11:00 a.m. at 12:30 p.m.

WHERE: Enrique V. Iglesias Auditorium, 1330 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

WHO:

Luis Alberto Moreno, President of the IDB

Alejandro Melandri, IDB Representative in Bolivia

César Dockweiler, Executive Manager "Mi Teleférico"

Jorge López, Founder and CEO Jalasoft

Marsia Taha, Executive Chef of the Gustu Restaurant

Sebastián Quiroga, Executive Chef and owner of the Vegano Ali Pacha Restaurant

Sergio Caballero, Director of Citizen Education of the Autonomous Municipal Government of La Paz

Soledad Pathi, Trainer of the Zebra Program of the Autonomous Municipal Government of La Paz

For more information, please visit the Mosoj Bolivia Innova page event. If you are interested in participating in the event, you can register here . The spaces are limited.

The media interested in participating must register with Mildred Rivera, mildredr@iadb.org , 202 623-2319.

About the IDB 

The Inter-American Development Bank is devoted to improving lives. Established in 1959, the IDB is a leading source of long-term financing for economic, social and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. The IDB also conducts cutting-edge research and provides policy advice, technical assistance and training to public and private sector clients throughout the region.