For the first time since its inception ten years ago, CADF will take to the virtual stage and will be open to anyone who wishes to participate. The Forum will take place virtually from September 1 to 3, 2020 and will be geared toward the critical and challenging times the region is experiencing.

This year’s invitation to discuss the region is particularly pertinent and necessary. The coronavirus pandemic has exposed many of Central America’s historical vulnerabilities and inequities. Health, economic and government systems have come under scrutiny. The crisis has exacerbated inequalities between economic classes, racial groups, and genders. In imagining a post-pandemic Central America, we ask ourselves: Is the region ready to face the challenges ahead, will it rely on the status quo or will it resort to authoritarian solutions? What role will civil society, the private sector, governments and donors play in proposing a new direction for the region?

This year, CADF content is built around 3 tracks:

  1. A New Economic Era
  2. Autocratic Temptation?
  3. Intersections of Inequality

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CADF is the key multi-sectoral networking and learning space to advance philanthropy and development efforts in Central America. Each year, CADF unites the international philanthropic community with hundreds of corporate, government, and civil society leaders in Central America to foster discussion and reflections on the sociopolitical context of the region and how it relates to U.S. policy. Throughout the three days of the Forum, and during the year thereafter, partnerships and strategies are designed to drive development and create opportunities that build just, equitable, and peaceful communities in the region.


Early bird tickets for CADF 2020 are now on sale!


Grab your ticket for $79 (nearly 50% off) and gain access to every session and networking event at CADF:

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*Early bird tickets are limited.