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MEDIA ADVISORY  

June 6, 2012

CONTACT:

Mauricio Vivero, Executive Director
206-724-5813
mvivero@seaif.org

SIF to Convene Key Leaders to Advance Development in Central America

Donor Forum Brings Together Government Officials, Funders and Experts from Central America

Public event to feature top USAID official for Latin America and the Caribbean


WHO:        Seattle International Foundation

WHAT:      Central America Donors Forum

WHEN:      Tuesday, June 19th, 2012 – 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

WHERE:   Microsoft Conference Center, Building 33
                   16070 NE 36th Way, Redmond WA 98052

(Seattle) – This forum will bring together donors and development experts working in Central America to provide a unique opportunity for learning and deeper engagement on key issues facing the region. Speakers include:

His Excellency Francisco Altschul, Ambassador of El Salvador to the U.S.
Fernando Carrera, Director, Ministry of Planning of Guatemala (Segeplan)
Julieta Castellanos, President, National Autonomous University of Honduras
Sandra Fried, Program Officer, Global Libraries Initiative, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
His Excellency Jorge Ramón Hernández Alcerro, Ambassador of Honduras to the U.S.
Robert Kaplan, President and CEO of the Inter-American Foundation
Helen Mack, Founder, Fundación Myrna Mack, Guatemala
Andrew Morrison, Chief of the Gender and Diversity Unit, Inter-American Development Bank
Leonardo Ortiz-Villacorta, Director, Citizenship & Public Affairs, Microsoft
Enrique Roig, Coordinator, Central America Regional Security Initiative, USAID

The closing event will feature Mark Feierstein, USAID Assistant Administrator for Latin America and the Caribbean Bureau.

Click here for full agenda.
Click here for participant list.

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The Seattle International Foundation (SIF) is working with corporations, foundations, governments and individuals to alleviate poverty in Central America. Since 2008, the Foundation has invested over $6 million in organizations working for positive social change throughout the region.

 

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