8:00 to 9:00 am ET
JICA school class in Dominican Republic (Image: JICA)
Japan, United States, and Cooperation with the New Latin America
Council of the Americas will host an expert panel to discuss opportunities for private sector engagement and cooperation with governments in Latin America.
A wave of newly elected political leaders in Latin America are facing daunting economic and social challenges. Poverty, inequality and corruption remain obstacles toward addressing the needs of a frustrated population in the wake of the global pandemic. However, opportunities do exist in various sectors to stimulate economic growth and development with the support of the private sector.
Japan, a long-standing partner of Latin America and the Caribbean, supports social and economic development through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and private sector investment across the Americas. The country, along with the United States, is looking to partner with new governments in the region to foster increased cooperation and friendship.
Please join the Council of the Americas for a conversation on areas of cooperation where governments can partner with the private sector to reduce inequality, increase economic development, and strengthen democracy in Latin America and the Caribbean.
- Barbara Kotschwar, Executive Director, Visa Economic Empowerment Institute, Visa U.S.A. Inc.
- Erick Langer, Professor of Latin American History, and former Director of the Center for Latin American Studies, Georgetown University
- Amparo Mercader, Tax Partner, Transfer Pricing, PwC US
- Shohei Tada, Deputy Director General, Latin America, Japan International Cooperation Agency
- Earl Anthony Wayne, Distinguished Diplomat in Residence, School of International Service, American University, and former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico and Argentina
- Eric Farnsworth, Vice President, Americas Society/Council of the Americas (moderator)