On December 6, the 2nd Regional Forum of Local Economic Development for Latin America and the Caribbean was officially presented at the Regina Resort Hotel in Tiquipaya, Cochabamba- Bolivia. It is scheduled to be held from 28 to 31 March 2017, with its focus set on productive development to transform territorial inequalities in Latin America and the Caribbean.
This forum is the regional preparatory event for the 4th World Forum of Local Economic Development to be held in Praia, Cabo Verde, from 17 to 20 October 2017. It is hoped that Cabo Verde will be able to position itself for the representatives and local leaders of Latin America and the Caribbean.The 2nd Regional Forum expects to receive about 2,000 participants in March, including municipal authorities and local leaders, who will discuss the theme of Local Economic Development (LED), for three days in the Municipality of Tiquipaya.
For this, a national organizing committee has been formed, comprising the Ministry of Autonomies, the Departmental Autonomous Government of Cochabamba, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Federation of Municipal Associations of Bolivia (FAM Bolivia) , the Association of Municipalities of Bolivia (AMB), the Association of Municipalities of Cochabamba (AMDECO), the Autonomous Government of Tiquipaya, and Universidad Mayor de San Simón (UMSS).
During the presentation of the 2nd Regional Forum, the Cabo Verdean Ambassador to Brazil, Domingos Mascarenhas, expressly came to the occasion as an integral part of the executive committee of the 4th World Forum of Local Economic Development promoted by the Government of Cabo Verde, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), the Brazilian Service of Support for Micro and Small Enterprises (SEBRAE), the International Labor Organization (ILO), the United Regions Organization (ORU FOGAR), the Andalusian Fund of Municipalities for International Solidarity (FAMSI) and the Metropolitan City of Turin.