Registration and Refreshments


Welcome and Opening Remarks

Carlos Ibarra, Andrea Cruz, and Christina Ospina, Conference Co-Chairs;
Reinaldo Funes-Monzote, Visiting Professor, MacMillan Center at Yale 


(Keynote) Migrants and Refugees in the Americas: Concepts, Challenges, and Frameworks

Dr. Betilde Muñoz-Pogossian, Director of Department of Social Inclusion, Organization of American States


Panel I: Cities and Urban Areas: Achieving Sustainabilit for All

Alejandra Kemper, Asunción Green City of the Americas – Pathways to Sustainability, UNDP;
Carlos Felipe Pardo, Senior Manager, City Pilots, NUMO Alliance;
Anthony Courreges, Manager, Clean Transportation Finance, C40 Cities

Moderated by: Victor Padilla-Taylor, Director of Mentors, Advisors, and Partners at Tsai CITY, Yale


(Keynote) Paying for a Climate-Wise Future: The Role of Capital in a Low-Carbon, Resilient and Thriving Latin America

Amanda Maxwell, Latin America Program Director, Natural Resources Defense Council




Panel II: Innovations for Sustainability and Social Change

Fabián Suárez, CEO and Founder, e.Ray;
Carolina Zambrano, Program Director, All Eyes on the Amazon, HIVOS;
Peter Cabral, Faculty Member, Singularity University

Moderated by: Diego Angel, MEM Candidate, Yale F&ES


Panel III: Agriculture in Latin America, Balancing Global Markets and Local Needs

Deissy Martínez, Regional Coordinator CCAFS, CGIAR;
Peter Rosset, Researcher, ECOSUR Advanced Studies Institute;
Ashwini Sebastian, Agricultural Economist, World Bank;
Carmine Paolo De Salvo, Rural Development Specialist, IDB

Moderated by: Reinaldo Funes-Monzote, Visiting Professor, MacMillan Center at Yale


Coffee Break


Keynote Remarks

Julia Carabias, Former Mexican Minister of Environment, Researcher, Colegio Nacional


Panel IV: Latin America and the Caribbean Outlook

Betilde Muñoz-Pogossian, OAS;
Amanda Maxwell, NRDC;
Julia Carabias, Natura

Moderated by: Andrea Cruz, MEM Candidate, Yale F&ES


Closing Remarks

Carlos Ibarra, Andrea Cruz, and Christina Ospina, Conference Co-Chairs