IASIA Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean, 2011: Report

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FGV President Carlos Ivan opened the Regional Conference of the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration – IASIA – under the theme “Development Administration: The Implementation Challenges. Of Regional Integration Policies”.

The event is an initiative of the International Affairs Division, DINT, with the IASIA vice president for Latin America and the Caribbean, Professor Bianor Cavalcanti, and the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, Mexico. The event was coordinated by professor Eduardo Marques, from DINT, and happened on December 7 and 8, 2011, at the headquarters of the Fundaçao Getulio Vargas in Rio de Janeiro.

The conference featured four panels that dealt with infrastructure, social policies, local governments and strategic integration. The panel Infrastructure – moderated by Professor Eduardo Marques – focused on the construction of the Interoceanic Highway, which connects Rio Branco, Acre, to three Peruvian ports. The Odebrecht Peru director Eleuberto Martorelli, presented the physical, economic, social and institutional work, which reaches an altitude of 4,870m the highest point in crossing the Andes. Participated in the panels the former Vice Minister of Transport of Peru, Sergio Bravo, the advisor to the Board of BNDES, Paulo Sergio Fonseca, and Ludmila Gajdosova, Executive Director of NISPAcee/IASIA Slovakia.

The panel Social Policies was centered on the experience of the Intermunicipal Consortium, formed by the municipalities of Dionisio Cerqueira (SC), Bom Jesus do Sul (PR), Barracão (PR) and the Argentine municipality Bernardo Yrigoyen. The mayors of Brazilian municipalities, respectively, Altair Ritter, Paulo Deola, Joarez Henrichs, and the regional secretary of Dionisio Cerqueira, Flávio Berte, gave testimony on the creation and development of the consortium, through which member cities support each other in all sectors of administration. Participated in the panel Pablo Tigani, Fundación Esperanza (Buenos Aires), Henri Jouval, Jr. of the South American Institute of Governance in Health-ISAGS, UNASUR (Union of South American Nations), Leticia Maria Paula Macedo, Strategy Manager for International Relations of the Federal Savings and Paul Collins, IASIA and Nottingham University.

The panel local governments was dedicated to federal and state actions in the border area in the north. Councilwoman Carla Carneiro Barroso, head of the South America Division IV, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, reported the physical, economic and social actions that Brazilian government holds to integrate the neighboring countries. Moira Paz Estenssoro, Director of CAF (Andean Development Corporation) in Brazil, explained the actions of promotion and funding mechanisms of regional integration programs conducted by CAF. CAF is engaged in other activities in partnership with FGV, among them – planned for next year – the training of senior business leaders from private and public administration, from Brazil and South America countries, to a strategic business approach with China. Participated in the panel Freddy Navarro Mariñez, from Tecnológico de Monterrey, and Allan R.osenbaum, the FIU/USA and IASIA.

The panel Regional Strategic Integration, moderated by Clóvis Brigagão, director of the Center for the Study of the Americas – CEAS / UCAM, had as speakers Mauricio Santoro, IDE/CPDOC MBA Professor of International Relations, and Pablo Celi, sub director of the Center for Strategic Defense Studies of the UNASUR. In this panel, the issue of regional integration was analyzed from the perspective of geopolitics and discussed the history of regional integration and its positive consequences today, as well as the integration actions in the field of defense policy, to create and expand conditions for peaceful coexistence in the region, under the impulse of UNASUR.

At the closing session, the minister Clemente Baena Soares, director of the Department of South America II of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil, presented the outline of Brazilian foreign policy in the region.

 

The event was sponsored by the UNIMED, the Corporación Andina de Fomento, CAF, and the institutional support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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