Dante Mossi, Presidente Ejecutivo del BCIE; Jolita Butkeviciene, Directora UE para LAC; Vania Vegas, Gerente de Programas de KfW; y Paul Stenier, Presidente de CONAMYPE.
The European Union (EU) together with the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI), the German Development Bank KFW and the National Commission for Micro and Small Enterprises (CONAMYPE) of El Salvador, announced on June 19 the launch of the Initiative Dinámica II - Special Window of El Salvador for 6 million euros, within the framework of the Financial Sector Support Facility for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) affected by the COVID-19 crisis.
© International Organization for Migration. Credit: Muse Mohammed
Together with the Inter-American Development Bank and the Korean Poverty Reduction Fund (KPRF), EU LAIF finances a program to support Venezuelan migrants' urban integration in Colombia.
The program will be executed by the Empresa Nacional Promotora del Desarrollo Territorial (Territorial Development Promotion Company, ENTerritorio) and will focus initially on the improvement of the infrastructure and institutional capability of the metropolitan areas of Cúcuta and Villa del Rosario; Riohacha and Maicao; Barranquilla; Medellín and Rionegro.
The Development Bank of Latin America (CAF), the French Development Agency (AFD), and the European Union Latin America Investment Facility (EU-LAIF), will launch this March 12, at 10:00 AM, in the City Hall of Guayaquil, a study for a Management Plan for Green Areas and Urban Trees of Guayaquil, Ecuador.
This study, part of the ‘Sustainable Cities and Climate Change’ Program, will be carried out in the next 15 months and will include nd allow:
1. The diagnosis of green spaces for public use and urban trees in the city of Guayaquil.
Representatives of the European Union Latin America Investment Facility (EU-LAIF) are participating to the Conference of the Parties of The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP25) taking place in Madrid, Spain. It is the moment to discuss about new investment opportunities and new financing mechanisms that could be put in place to address the challenges related to climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean.
EU-LAIF will be participating in to the following sessions:
A final section of Honduras' Western Corridor project was inaugurated in Copán on November 22, 2020. The 119-kilometre stretch of road connects the Mayan ruins of Copán in Honduras with Guatemala and El Salvador.
This important infrastructure project will directly benefit 500,000 inhabitants of the Maya-Chortí region. It helps promote the growth of exports and sustainable development of the tourism sector, generating more than 5,000 direct and indirect jobs.
Latin America Investment Facility (LAIF) will be participating in the ‘Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week’ (LACCW 2019) that will be held in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil, from August 19 to 23, 2019.
Brussels, 18 June 2019, At the European Development Days (EDD), the Latin America and Caribbean blending facilities (LAIF and CIF respectively) held a session called Unlocking investment to tackle inequalities in Latin America with its main financial partners the European Investment Bank (EIB), the French Development Agency (AFD), the Spanish Development Agency (AECID), the German Development Bank (KfW) and the Interamerican Development Bank (IDB).
Next 18-19 June, the European Union Latin America Investment Facility (LAIF) and the Caribbean Investment Facility (CIF) will take part in the European Development Days (EDD) 2019, showing how increased public and private financial flows can help the world’s most vulnerable countries and communities at risk of being left behind.
LAIF and CIF are EU regional blending facilities that mobilise and leverage sustainable public and private investments to improve economic, social and environmental development in Latin America.
The Latin America Investment Facility (LAIF) and the Caribbean Investment Facility (CIF) are having an interactive session at the European Development Days (EDD) 2019 to show — together with its financial partners (AECID, EIB, KfW, AFD, IDB, among others) — how increased public and private financial flows can help the world’s most vulnerable countries and communities at risk of being left behind.
At Europe’s leading forum on development, LAIF & CIF representatives and partners will share their long experience implementing projects which address inequalities in Latin America and the Caribbean: “building a world which leaves no one behind".
Gisela Campillo, LAIF Program Manager, second to the left.
On May 20 through 22, in Madrid, Spain, European Union delegates of the Latin American Investment Facility (LAIF) participated in the 49th Latin American Association of Development Financing Institutions (ALIDE) General Assembly with the objective to strengthen financial and business cooperation between various regions.
Gisela Campillo, LAIF Program Manager, engaged in the discussion panel ‘Blended Finance: Grants and other resources to mobilize private capital flows to emerging markets’, along with lnter-American Development Bank (BID), the Development Bank of Latin America - CAF, the European Investment Bank (EIB), the International Venture Philanthropy Center (IVPC), and COFIDES representatives.