Awards Ceremony for the First Edition of the Enrique García Leadership Award

CAF -Development Bank of Latin America and the Caribbean- is interested in recognizing young leadership from one of its shareholder countries whose work has had or is having an impact on Latin America and the Caribbean. The award aims to support initiatives, actions, and activities that make a positive difference in communities and environments.

Annually, the focus area to be highlighted will alternate, aligning with CAF's strategic development agenda. In this edition, initiatives related to the Green Bank strategy and their impact on biodiversity and ecosystem services were received.

Date: January 30, 2024


4:00 p.m. El Salvador/Mexico

5:00 p.m. Colombia/Panama/Peru

6:00 p.m. Bolivia/Paraguay/Venezuela

7:00 p.m. Argentina/Brazil/Chile

*This event will be broadcasted on this same site.


5:00 P.M - 5:15 P.M | Opening remarks

  • Sergio Díaz-Granados, Executive President of CAF, Development Bank of Latin America and the Caribbean

5:15 P.M - 5:30 P.M | Enrique García Leadership Award Context

  • Andrés Rugeles, Associate Fellow at Oxford University, Member of the Advisory Board of the Global South Unit of the London School of Economics (LSE), and International Affiliate Scholar at Cornell University

Special Participation

  • Enrique Iglesias, former president of the Inter-American Development Bank

5:30 P.M - 6:00 P.M | Enrique Garcia Leadership Award Presentation Ceremony

Announcement of the special mention and winner

  • Epsy Campbell, former vice-president and former foreign minister of Costa Rica
  • Ligia Castro, National Director of Climate Change of the Ministry of Environment of Panama

6:00 P.M - 6:30 P.M | Closing Remarks

Introductory remarks in honor of President Enrique Garcia

  • Alejandra Claros, Secretary General of CAF -development bank of Latin America and the Caribbean-

Remarks by Enrique García, former President of CAF -development bank of Latin America and the Caribbean