Welcome 2024!

We are ready to embark on this new year with renewed energy. We are an initiative that brings together talent and ideas to enrich dialogue and shape public policies in our continent. We aim to reach the public and private sectors with clear, well-founded, and impactful messages.

Over the years, we have witnessed fruitful results from collaborative, systematic, and organized work. We aspire for this philosophy to permeate every aspect of ABD.

We aim for 2024 to be recognized for the achievements attained, not only because challenges in the region persist but also because their urgency increases daily.

Additionally, key events await us on the horizon, such as the VI Ministerial Meeting of the Alliance of Energy and Climate of the Americas (ECPA), the Americas RISE for Health meeting, and the preparatory meetings for the X Summit of the Americas scheduled for November 2025 in the Dominican Republic.

It is imperative to make the most of our collaborative network to achieve even more tangible results in formulating and implementing public policies. The main goal for this year is to continue advancing in the implementation of the recommendations presented in 2022 and begin the preparatory work for the 2025 Summit.

Let's go for more!

ABD Technical Secretariat

ABD contributes to the development of the Pan American Highway for Digital Health

The health group, led by Patricia Wu from Crowell & Moring International, organized a meeting in mid-December to determine how the private sector can contribute to developing the Pan-American Highway for Digital Health.  The initiative, led by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), aims to create a connected health system in the continent.

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Regional Policy Dialogue in Panama: Challenges for agri-food trade

In early December, IDB’s Integration and Trade Sector organized a dialogue in Panama with high-level officials from Latin America and the Caribbean. The objective was to exchange ideas and experiences regarding the challenges and opportunities regarding agri-food trade in the region and to provide perspective on the current scenario with recent data.

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