IDB and civil society discuss challenges of sustainable development in Latin America

More than 500 representatives of civil organizations from Latin America and the Caribbean are meeting today in the Bolivian city of Santa Cruz (east) with senior officials of the Inter-American Development (IDB) to discuss how to take advantage of innovation to promote sustainable development.

La Paz, Nov 8 (EFE) .- More than 500 representatives of civil organizations from Latin America and the Caribbean are meeting today in the Bolivian city of Santa Cruz (east) with senior officials of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to discuss how to take advantage of innovation to promote sustainable development.

These sectors participate in the XVII Annual Meeting of the IDB with Civil Society, a meeting that this year focused its efforts on the importance of innovation for sustainable growth from different perspectives, explained the agency in a statement.

During two days will address issues such as the jobs of the future, the use of data to transform cities, the changes that come with the digital economy, growth exponential of technology and social innovation.

"We live in a world of constant change and civil society in Latin America and the Caribbean has a unique opportunity to take advantage of disruptive innovation to contribute to improving the quality of life of all citizens, "said the vice president of IDB countries, the Brazilian Alexandre Meira da Rosa.

" Entre We must all highlight the potential for innovation in our region and be part of the fourth digital revolution, "added the agency's representative.

The IDB Group works with civil society under the strategic lines of information, dialogues, public consultations, collaboration and alliances, to promote inclusion and diversity to reduce inequality and poverty, enhance productivity and innovation, and strengthen regional economic integration.

This way of relating is oriented towards common sustainable growth among the three Main actors of development, which are governments, the private sector and civil society, explained the entity.

The agency said it continues to advance to enhance opportunities sustainable growth after the transformations of the region in recent decades, including the maturity of democratic systems, decentralization, growth of the class media and the revolution of technologies and social networks.

In addition to Meira da Rosa, among the speakers participating in the meeting are the former Colombian Minister of Technology of the Information and Communications Diego Molano; innovation.

At the meeting, a public consultation was held to gather the criteria of the attendees, information that will be added to that obtained in previous dialogues to elaborate the next one IDB-Civil Society Relationship Strategy for 2030, which will be presented next year.

In addition, the IDB launched the WiConnect3 initiative, a digital platform geo-referenced that contributes to governments, the private sector, civil society, development agencies and donors to know who does what, how and where in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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