Looking Back, Looking Forward: Addressing the Venezuela Migration Crisis with Innovation
|Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, in collaboration with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), invite you to join us for an online event
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST
John Barsa, Acting Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Mauricio J. Claver-Carone, President, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Irene Arias Hoffman, CEO of IDB Lab (IDB Group Innovation Laboratory)
Marcelo Cabrol, Manager of the Social Sector, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Daniela Rubio, Crowdsourcing Data for Humanitarian Needs, Premise Data
Jonathan Berezovsky, MigraLab / Roots in the Kitchen, Migraflix
Cristina Dos Anjos, Migrasegura, Cáritas Brasileira
Katharine Donato, Director of the Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM) in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University
The Venezuela regional crisis is the largest external displacement of people in the Western Hemisphere’s history, with more than 5 million Venezuelans having fled the country since 2014. The vast outflow of Venezuelans has a growing social and economic impact on neighboring countries across Latin America and the Caribbean.
This virtual event will shed light on the Venezuela migration crisis, how USAID and IDB are responding — from within their own organizations and together — and how innovation addresses the challenges faced so far. It celebrates the one-year anniversary of the launch of the BetterTogether/JuntosEsMejor Challenge, announcing new awardees, and showcasing three of the Challenge-funded innovative solutions to the Venezuelan regional crisis.
**This event will be a Microsoft Teams Webinar and has a limited number of available spots for live participants. Please register for this event through the registration button and you will receive an email with the details to watch the event live, including how to access simultaneous translations. Simultaneous translation will be available in English, Spanish and Postuguese.
The recording of this event will be posted on this event page and the BetterTogether/EsMejor Challenge Facebook and YouTube pages (in English only), a day after the event concludes.**