Virtual Forums

With the aim of contributing and enriching the conversation, the OAS will organize virtual forums, in the form of round tables and webinars, with the participation of international experts on all the topics that the Portal proposes to carry out brainstorming around them. and inclusive discussions. On this page you will find the calendar of upcoming events and the videos of the events already held.

Subnational governments and their growing pivotal role in a Covid-19 Scenario

  • 9/21/2020 9:00 AM
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Event date: 9/21/2020 9:00 AM Export event

Persons in charge of the presentations:

Liam Whittington, Organizational Development Officer, Forum of Federations
Rupak Chattopadhyay, President & CEO, Forum of Federations 
Magdalena Talamas, Director of the Department for the Promotion of Peace, OAS
Neophytos Loizides, Director of the Conflict Analysis Research Centre, University of Kent
Matias Bianchi, Exective Director, Asuntos del Sur 
Juan Cruz Olmeda, Associate Professor, Centre for International Studies, El Colegio de Mexico
Joy St John, Executive Director, the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA)
Isaac Alfie, Director of the Office of Planning and Budget of Uruguay and Head of the Covid-19 Presidential Technical Advisory Committee
Nathalie Behnke, Professor, Institute of Political Science of the Technical University Darmstadt 
Andreas Kiefer, Acting Secretary General, Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, Council of Europe
Ana Maria Lobos, PhD Candidate and Assistant Lecturer, School of Politics and International Relations, University of Kent  
Francisco Guerrero, Secretary for the Strengthening of Democracy, OAS 
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The Organization of American States (OAS), the Forum of Federations, and the University of Kent will host a webinar to examine:

  1. The growing pivotal role of subnational governments and their unique contributions to effectively address the Coronavirus crisis;
  2. The differentiated impact of the crisis across countries, regions and municipalities in the LAC region
  3. The key challenges facing subnational governments as a result of the pandemic, as well as good practice examples in addressing those challenges; and
  4. The need to raise the voice and increase the participation of sub-national governments in the hemispheric dialogue to chart a new era of cooperation with these influential local actors by learning from other successful collaborative experiences.