Conference on Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean

The Second Annual ‘Conference on Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean: Addressing Gaps and Working toward Implementation’ will be held on Friday, March 31st, 2017 at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (F&ES). The conference, now in its second year, engages in addressing the opportunities and challenges of implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Latin American and Caribbean region.

This conference is aimed at providing Yale students, and members of the wider community, with an opportunity to engage in a global discussion that has local effects.

8:30 Registration and Breakfast

9:00 Opening Keynote Speaker- Sustainable Development in Latin America- past, present and future

10:00 Panel 1: Climate Change and the Environment- Adaptation, Building Resilience to Climate Change and Reducing Vulnerabilities.

11:20 Coffee Break

12:00 Panel 2: Peace as a tool for Development

1:20 Lunch Break

2:30 Panel 3: Bridging Gaps and Breaking down Silos

4:00 Closing Keynote Speaker- The Way Forward

5:00 Reception and Networking

Our participants will come from UNDP, the Permanent Mission of Mexico the the United Nations, International Institute for Peace, Organization of American States, Inter-American Development Bank, the Permanent Mission of El Salvador to the United Nations, the Caribbean Disaster and Emergency Management, representing more than 8 Latin American and Caribbean countries.