The event included a keynote speech by the president of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Hyginus 'Gene' Leon.
WILLEMSTAD - On Wednesday, May 18, 2022, the 52nd General Assembly of ALIDE was inaugurated. This event is being held in Willemstad until May 20, with the participation of nearly 250 representatives of development banks from Latin America, the Caribbean, and other regions.
The opening session of the congress organized by the Latin American Association of Financial Institutions for Development (ALIDE) and the Curaçao Development Corporation (Korpodeko) was attended by the Prime Minister of Curaçao Gilmar Pisas and the Minister of Economic Development, Ruisandro Cijntje.
In addition, before the first plenary session, Opportunities for Latin America and the Caribbean of an economy based on emerging technologies, the president of the Caribbean Development Bank (BDC), Hyginus 'Gene' Leon, gave a keynote speech.
During the afternoon, there were two workshops in collaboration with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), which dealt with climate risk management and the opportunities and challenges for the financial inclusion of women's businesses in the region.
A day prior to the inauguration, the delegates participated in the Caribbean Seminar Investment opportunities for building a resilient economy in the Caribbean and cooperation with Latin American development bank. This seminar consisted of several panels which discussed the importance of investment in sustainable infrastructure for the development and application of digital tools to promote solutions in the Caribbean.