Dec 08
December 8, 2013

Follow Along Live: The #CGI Latin America Meeting Kicks-off Tomorrow


With the 2013 CGI Latin America Meeting set to begin tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, make sure to follow along on social media by using the hashtag #CGI, and by watching live webcasts of select sessions broadcast in English, Portuguese, and Spanish. Watch President Clinton and key leaders from the private sector, government, civil society, and NGOs as they work to generate lasting solutions to the region’s, and the world’s, most pressing challenges.


Designing Opportunities for Growth
6:00am – 7:30am ET / 9:00 – 10:30 BRST
With remarks from President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil, this discussion will be moderated by President Clinton and explore how the Latin American region can meet challenges to continue positive trends in the economy, job creation, educational achievement, and poverty reduction.

Latin American Cities: Revitalization and Economic Transformation
8:00am – 9:00pm ET / 11:00 – 12:00 BRST
Moderated by José María Figueres Olsen—former President of the Republic of Costa Rica and current president of the Carbon War Room—this panel will explore how urban development can be redesigned to ensure that cities are smarter, safer, and more sustainable for all Latin Americans.

Women Entrepreneurs: Expanding to Large-Scale Enterprises
12:30pm – 1:30pm ET / 15:30 – 16:30 BRST
Claudia Antunes, editor of Revista Piauí, will lead this discussion on creating opportunities for women in the region to move beyond the micro level and build larger-scale enterprises—with vast economic and social benefits to broader society.


Early Childhood Development: Closing Gaps, Opening Futures
6:00am – 7:00am ET / 9:00 – 10:00 BRST
In the first years of a child’s life, access to proper education, nutrition, and health care is essential for developing their full cognitive potential. Cristina Aragão, supervisor of culture programs at GloboNews, will guide a conversation on the importance of investing in high-quality early childhood development (ECD) interventions in the region.

Mobilizing for the Future
12:30pm – 2:00pm ET / 15:30 – 17:00 BRST
Luis Alberto Moreno, President of the Inter-American Development Bank, and a dynamic panel will close the meeting by envisioning the path ahead for the region—how can cross-sector partnerships foster job creation, reduce inequality, and spur economic revitalization to ensure a prosperous future for all Latin Americans?

Watch live beginning at 9:00am ET / 9:00 BRST at Webcasts are available in English, Portuguese, and Spanish languages.