Global responses to a global pandemic series #2: Sharing Latin American responses to COVID-19

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 Global responses to a global pandemic series #2: Sharing Latin American responses to COVID-19
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As the global community for investors for impact, AVPA, AVPN, EVPA & IVPC (LatImpacto) have launched the "Global Responses to a Global Pandemic webinar series: Sharing Philanthropy's Response to COVID-19".

As the global community for investors for impact, AVPA, AVPN, EVPA & IVPC (LatImpacto) have launched the "Global Responses to a Global Pandemic webinar series: Sharing Philanthropy's Response to COVID-19".

This 4-part series will share lessons and philanthropic responses from across the world by shining a virtual spotlight on regional examples to similar challenges. Through this webinar you will have the opportunity to:

• Explore the diverse roles grant makers can have in responding to the pandemic

• Share examples of responses

• Hear from voices on the ground

The possibility to start conversations and share peer learning with a global audience which can be continued over the coming months. Hear practitioner stories from 4 continents.


16:00 - 16:05 Time for connection

16:05 - 16:10 Welcome and regional context, Carolina Su√°rez

16:10 - 16:25 First Panel: Luiza Serpa, Fernando Cortés & Jana Vasileva

16:25 - 16:35 Q&A

16:35 - 16:55 Second Panel: Roberto Navas, Luisa Mariana Pulido & Marcos Kisil

16:55 - 17:05 Q&A

17:05 - 17:15 Responses from the Inter American Development Bank, Irene Arias

17:15 - 17:25 Q&A

17: 25 - 17:30 Closing words and invitation to the next webinar in the series.


This webinar is part of a series, register for the webinars below:

Webinar #1: Asia's response, Tuesday, 7 April at 16:00 - 17:00 SGT. Watch the recording here.

Webinar #2: Latin America's response, Wednesday, 15 April at 16:00 - 17:00 CEST. Watch the recording here.

Webinar #3: Africa's response, Tuesday, 28 April at 12:00 -13:30 CEST. Register here.

Webinar #4: Europe's response, Tuesday, 5 May at 11:00 - 12:30 CEST. Register here.


Luiza Serpa

Luiza Serpa

Advertising with MBE in Sustainable Business Management, Luiza migrated to the Third Sector in 2005, after consolidating her career in the corporate communication area.

As Director of the Instituto Phi, she advises investors to define the causes to be supported, in choosing the ideal organizations and projects for investors and in monitoring the results of social impact that are generated. She is fellow "responsible leader" at the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt.‚Ä©

Marcos Kisil

Marcos Kisil

Marcos Kisil is a well-known expert in philanthropy and private social investment in Latin America. He served as Director for Latin America and the Caribbean at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, Michigan for 15 years.

He was former CEO of World Childhood Foundation/Brazil, Maria Cecilia Souto Vidigal Foundation (a family foundation dedicated to Early Childhood Development).

He is founder and former President of GIFE - Brazilian Council on Foundations. He is also the founder of the Institute for the Development of Social Investment (IDIS), a leading institution in promoting philanthropy - a member of Charity Aid Foundation Global Alliance.

He is a full professor at the University of São Paulo, School of Public Health. He has served as Board member in several international and Brazilian organizations as Resource Alliance, WINGS, Federation of Industries of São Paulo State. Today he serves as a Senior Advisor of JoséLuiz Egydio Setubal Foundation, a family foundation dedicated to Childhood Care and Development. Dr. Kisil has an M.D. from the University of São Paulo, and a Doctorate in Public Administration from George Washington University. He is a senior fellow of Synergos Institute and Bertelsmann Stiftung. he is member of the editorial board of the Alliance Magazine. Marcos has authored more than 100 articles and books about health, philanthropy and private social investment.

Roberto Navas

Roberto Navas

Mr. Navas currently manages a Family Office and serves on the board of several foundations and non-profit organizations, aiming to encourage more strategic philanthropy in Colombia.

Roberto is a Colombian lawyer and wealth advisor that focuses on "ending idle capital". His commitment is to help families accomplish the full potential of their wealth, not only in terms of financial returns but mainly through strategic philanthropy, impact investing and education.

Among those organizations are Fundación Arturo & Enrica Sesana, Filantropía Transformadora, Fundación Cosme & Damian, Fundación Fiambre, PEYDI and Malteser Colombia. Leading Fundación Arturo & Enrica Sesana, he developed the scoring and screening process for assessing grant requests and has devised innovative ways of helping community organizations in attaining sustainability.

Luisa Mariana Pulido

Luisa Mariana Pulido

Luisa Mariana is Executive Vice President (CEO) of the Eugenio Mendoza Foundation. Responsible for Management, strategy, fundraising and development of new programs for institution with trajectory and Leadership in Micro Finance, Education and Culture.

She is the President of the Sala Mendoza Foundation. Lead exhibition space, alternative and independent, dedicated to promoting contemporary artistic practices, with national and international recognition generating spaces for exchange, development and dissemination of art and education. Mrs. Pulido is the Director of the Trinity Medical Center; Solidarios Council, as well part of the council of the Ibero-American Movement of the Third Sector.

Fernando Cortes

Fernando Cortes

Currently, Fernando Cortés is Grupo Bolívar's Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility, Chairman of the board of CECODES (Consejo Empresarial Colombiano para el Desarrollo Sostenible) and also, Fundación Bolívar's CEO, where he develops a valuable management that has allowed a quick structure of the organization and the generation of transformational social impacts in Colombia.

A graduate from the School of Business Administration of Universidad de los Andes, he has a Master in Thunderbird - Global School of International Management.

He has worked in some sectors, including graphic arts, food industry, mass consumption flowers industry, construction, financial services and the social sector. His experience has been focused on management and the development of economic and social projects, always taking into account value creation to stakeholders and hoping to make a mark for improving communities and environment.

Cortes McAllister also serves as Vice President of Social Responsibility at Sociedades Bolivar S.A.

Jana Vasileva

Jana Vasileva

Jana Vasil'eva forms part of the facilitation team of Ensamble - an initiative that articulates grantmaking foundations, civil society, academia and (inter)governmental institutions in Mexico.

Jana has expertise in strengthening grass-roots organizations, whilst connecting local agendas with wider social movements and transnational activism. She is passionate about participatory grantmaking, applied ethics, social economy and connecting people who drive social change. She moves between evidence-based advocacy, philanthropy and academia.

Yuri Soarez

Yuri Soarez

Yuri is Chief of the Strategy and Impact Unit, where he is responsible for leading all aspects of corporate strategy and for measurement and reporting on impact. He also leads the development of strategic communications and connections, as one of the three main instruments offered by the Lab, alongside financing and knowledge.

Previously he served as Chief of the Laboratory's Climate Smart Agriculture Unit, where he managed the design and implementation of projects in agriculture value chain, agritech innovation, and environmental assets and natural capital. Yuri has also led IDB Lab's development effectiveness agenda.

Before joining the Laboratory, Yuri was Principal Advisor at the Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE) of the IDB, where he worked on topics related to private sector development and finance, active labor market programs, housing and neighborhood improvement, justice reform, citizen security and violence, and education policy. Yuri holds a PhD in Economics from Michigan State University and a MA in Agricultural Economics from the University of Florida. He has worked in the US and Brazil, where he has published on topics such as firm innovation and growth, agriculture, crime and violence, youth training and active labor market programs, and the economics of public amenities.