Roundtables
ANLA - The National Authority of Environmental Licenses; Colombia
ANLA - The National Authority of Environmental Licenses; Colombia

The National Authority of Environmental Licenses (ANLA) has as mission to guarantee that the evaluation, follow-up and control of the projects, works or activities subject to licensing, permits or environmental procedures of its competence, are carried out in a transparent, objective and timely manner and with high standards of technical and legal quality, to contribute to the balance between the protection of the environment and the development of the country for the benefit of society. With these guidelines, the entity is projected to 2025 as a national and international reference in its role as Environmental Authority for the quality of its processes, permits and procedures and for the design and application of technical instruments that allow it to be guarantors of the sustainable development of the country for the benefit of present and future generations, counting on it with qualified and committed human talent.

www.anla.gov.co
Apex-Brasil
Apex-Brasil

The Brazilian Agency for the Promotion of Exports and Investments (Apex-Brasil) acts to promote Brazilian products and services abroad and attract foreign investment to strategic sectors of the Brazilian economy. To achieve its objectives, Apex-Brasil carries out diversified commercial promotion actions aimed at promoting exports and enhancing Brazilian products and services abroad, such as prospective and commercial missions, business roundtables, support for the participation of Brazilian companies in major international fairs , visits by foreign buyers and opinion makers to learn about the Brazilian productive structure among other business platforms that also aim to strengthen the Brazil brand. The Agency also acts in a coordinated manner with public and private actors to attract foreign direct investment (FDI) to Brazil focusing on strategic sectors for the development of the competitiveness of Brazilian companies and the country.

www.apexbrasil.com.br
Caribbean Climate Innovation Center (CCIC)
Caribbean Climate Innovation Center (CCIC)

CCIC is the first and only Clean Tech Incubator in the Caribbean, serving 14 CARICOM market countries that focus on empowering developing countries to proactively and profitably adapt, develop and deploy climate smart (clean tech) technologies and business models. CCIC is the first network in the Caribbean to connect incubators and entrepreneurs in the Climate Technology space. The entity also helps to maximize the opportunities for impact from the individual Hubs and their technologies and companies they support to create clean tech market linkages.

www.caribbeancic.org
CARICOM Secretariat
CARICOM Secretariat

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was birthed in 1973. CARICOM comprises 15 Member States and five Associate Members. The 15 Member States are Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago. The five Associate Members are Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, and Turks and Caicos Islands. The goals of the Community are economic integration, coordination of foreign policy, cooperation in areas such as health, education and culture, and other areas related to human and social development, and security. The principal administrative organ of the Community is the CARICOM Secretariat which is headquartered in Georgetown, Guyana. The Secretary-General of CARICOM is Ambassador Irwin LaRocque.

www.caricom.org
Clinton Foundation
Clinton Foundation

The Clinton Foundation’s Climate Initiative (CCI) launched the Islands Energy Program in 2012 to continue President Clinton’s commitment to combating climate change. CCI develops scalable projects that can be tailored to local conditions while also serving as innovative models for tackling global climate change. This approach helps provide real-world demonstrations of how we can cut emissions, grow economies, and deliver real progress toward a sustainable future built on renewable energy. CCI has assumed a unique role in supporting vulnerable communities in Small Island Developing States (SIDS), bringing together critical stakeholders from across the public, private, and NGO sectors, and developing the frameworks and systems necessary to enable their transition to a low-carbon economy and to build more resilient communities. CCI brings on-the-ground experience, having worked across SIDS since 2012 in the Caribbean and Indian Ocean. Today, CCI has assisted in developing more than 70 megawatts of clean energy projects, lowering emissions by over 90,000 metric tons of CO2. More than US$125 million in additional project investments has been leveraged for 17 projects across five islands.

www.clintonfoundation.org
Colombian Association of Electric Power Generators (ACOLGEN)
Colombian Association of Electric Power Generators (ACOLGEN)

The Colombian Association of Electric Power Generators (ACOLGEN) is a private, nonprofit, non-profit organization that is independent of political issues, created with the aim of promoting free and healthy competition and the sustainable and efficient development of the Colombian electricity market , in particular of the power generation activity. ACOLGEN is the voice of the power generation sector in Colombia before decision makers and those who influence public opinion. Our main commitment is to guarantee the sustainability of the electric power system under the three approaches of: Reliability, Security and Quality. We believe that these three axes are vital for the economic, social and environmental growth of Colombia.

www.acolgen.org.co
Colombian Council of Sustainable Construction (CCCS)
Colombian Council of Sustainable Construction (CCCS)

The Colombian Council for Sustainable Construction (CCCS) is a private, non-profit organization founded in 2008 whose purpose is to ensure, with better urban planning and sustainable construction practices, a prosperous, environmentally responsible, inclusive and healthy environment for all. After 10 years of operations, CCCS has national and international credibility; it is a reference NGO for both the private and public sector, for its technical knowledge, influence on public policies and promotion of successful business models applied to the sustainable and low carbon development of the construction industry. The Council has been a full member of the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) since November 2009 and a strategic partner of institutions such as the World Resources Institute for the Building Efficiency Accelerator Program (BEA), the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI).

www.cccs.org.co
Commission for the Regulation of Water and Basic Sanitation; Colombia
Commission for the Regulation of Water and Basic Sanitation; Colombia

The Commission for the Regulation of Drinking Water and Basic Sanitation (CRA) is a Colombian entity of the national order, created by Article 69 of Law 142 of 1994, as a Special Administrative Unit with administrative, technical and patrimonial autonomy, governed by the Political Constitution and by the law; without legal status, attached to the Ministry of Housing, City and Territory. Through Decree 1524 of 1994, the functions delegated to CRA were, relating to the pointing out of the general policies of administration and efficiency control of residential public services, which article 370 of the Political Constitution entrusts to the President of the Republic. Its main objective is to improve the market conditions of the aqueduct, sewerage and sanitation services of the country and contribute to the well-being of the Colombian population. It establishes the rules that must be fulfilled by all the companies that provide public services (ESP) for water supply, sewerage and sanitation.

www.cra.gov.co
COMTELCA (Regional Technical Telecommunications Commission)
COMTELCA (Regional Technical Telecommunications Commission)

COMTELCA is an International law regional entity created through the Central American Telecommunications Treaty including the governments of Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Dominican Republic and Mexico.

COMTELCA promotes the integration, harmonization and development of ICT public policies, monitors the common interests of its members and provides a channel for communicating issues and other matters to the various government and regulatory authorities, and other stakeholders, on behalf of its members, with the purpose of working towards strengthening and supporting the digital technology ecosystem, in addition to creating incentives for mainstreaming technology i.e. ensuring the use of technologies in all productive sectors. With four technical committees (Radiocommunications, Standardization, Development and Legal Affairs), members of COMTELCA participate in discussions and assessments of ICT issues in the region, help resolve the most pressing issues and establish the foundation for a better ICT future for all its country members.

www.comtelca.org
Coordination Center for Disaster Prevention in Central America and Dominican Republic (CEPREDENAC)
Coordination Center for Disaster Prevention in Central America and Dominican Republic (CEPREDENAC)

The Executive Secretariat of CEPREDENAC negotiates, advises and manages regional programs, implemented through national fund and international cooperation. The Programs and Projects Portfolio are constantly updated and has been established according to needs and priorities, in consultation with national authorities. CEPREDENAC´s coordination model is base on optimizing resources, fostering Disaster Risk Management institutionalization in all sectors.

www.cepredenac.org
EMCALI
EMCALI

EMCALI EICE ESP is a public sector company in Cali that provides public services through its Telecommunications Business Unit, offering connectivity and broadband Internet services through the Pacific Submarine Cable, digital TV with IP technology and Voice Solutions. With a local, regional and international presence, EMCALI is becoming a technological reference of development in southwestern Colombia.

www.emcali.com.co
Findeter
Findeter

We are the strategic partner of the region that generates welfare for the people, offering integral and sustainable solutions, to entities of the public and private sector, through the planning, financing and / or execution of infrastructure projects, which promote the development and improve quality of life. Findeter strives to be the leading development bank which transforms regions into sustainable territories - integral and sustainable solutions for the development of your projects.

www.findeter.gov.co
Habitat for Humanity Colombia
Habitat for Humanity Colombia

For more than 20 years, Habitat for Humanity has been working in Disaster Response, offering a variety of interventions to help vulnerable families and communities recover from devastating disasters and conflicts. Habitat’s recovery initiatives include shelter and settlements interventions with an end goal of sustainable development. They include emergency shelter kits, transitional shelters, core and incremental building; complete new house construction, repairs and reconstruction; and retrofitting to enhance resistance to hazards. Access to land, affirmation of tenure rights, access to clean water and improved sanitation complement this enabling strategy.

Habitat supports holistic approaches to working with families and communities who have been affected by disasters. In addition to shelter, community needs can include restoration of livelihoods, education, skills training, concerns for safety, and maintaining valuable social networks. In collaboration with community leaders, local government, humanitarian aid and development organizations and the affected families themselves, Habitat works in more than 70 countries trying to address these needs where appropriate.

www.habitat.org
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB or BID) is the largest source of development financing for Latin America and the Caribbean. The Bank offers long-term financing and technical assistance for economic, social and institutional projects in the region. Besides loans, grants and guarantees, the IDB conducts cutting-edge research to deliver innovative and sustainable solutions to the region’s most pressing challenges. Founded in 1959 to help accelerate progress in its developing member countries, the IDB continues to work every day to improve lives.

www.iadb.org
International Center for Sustainable Development (CIDES)
International Center for Sustainable Development (CIDES)

CIDES is an initiative of Panama whose purpose is to promote a new model of integrated knowledge management for sustainable development. Operates through a strategic alliance of an international nature, made up of academic, non-governmental, business and international organisations that work in concert throughout the chain of production, dissemination and use of knowledge, in a way that serves decision-makers and development actors at all levels in the design of strategies, policies, plans, programs, projects and actions that simultaneously link economic, social and environmental objectives. For CIDES, sustainable development is a process of progressive change in the quality of life of the human being, which places it as the centre and the primary subject of development.

www.cides.net
Internet Society
Internet Society

The Internet Society is the trusted independent source for Internet information and thought leadership from around the world. With its principled vision and substantial technological foundation, the Internet Society promotes open dialogue on Internet policy, technology, and future development among users, companies, governments, and foundations. Working with its members and Chapters around the world, the Internet Society enables the continued evolution and growth of the Internet for everyone.

www.internetsociety.org
Invest in Bogota
Invest in Bogota

Invest in Bogota is a public-private initiative between the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá and the Capital District, formed by a multidisciplinary professional team with extensive knowledge in prioritized economic sectors of the city, with the mission of supporting, free of charge and with total confidentiality, to investors who are exploring opportunities in Bogotá.

Exploration phase: General, sectorial and customized information. Preparation of agendas to know the opportunities offered by the city. Visits to installed investors. Meetings with professional service providers. Meetings with universities and training centers. Meetings with government authorities. Installation phase: General orientation for the start-up of operations. Assistance with procedures and regulations. Contacts with potential suppliers and partners. Operation phase: Monitoring the evolution of your business. Accompaniment in the expansion of its operations. Chain with other companies. Actions for the continuous improvement of the business climate.

www.investinbogota.org
MAKAIA
MAKAIA

MAKAIA is a social enterprise that promotes capacities for social development through cooperation, technology and innovation. MAKAIA´s work is implemented based on two pillars: (1) Technology for Social Change, (2) International Cooperation and Partnerships. MAKAIA developed www.nodoka.co, a data and information driven initiative to promote resource mobilization, knowledge sharing and effectiveness in social sector. MAKAIA has reached more than 35,000 people and 7,700 organizations in Colombia and abroad.

www.makaia.org
Municipal Mayorship of Mocoa
Municipal Mayorship of Mocoa

Mocoa is a municipality and the capital of the department of Putumayo in Colombia. The city is located in the northwest of the Putumayo department; a territorial entity responsible primarily for the reconstruction plan of the City. On March 31, 2017, mudslides in Mocoa left hundreds of people dead and missing.

www.mocoa-putumayo.gov.co
Municipality of Santiago de Cali
Municipality of Santiago de Cali

The Mayor's Office of Cali administers the Municipality of Santiago de Cali, the third largest city in Colombia. The municipality is located in the Colombian Pacific and has more than 2 million inhabitants distributed in its urban and rural areas. The Mayor's Office is an organization composed of more than 13,000 employees and manages an annual budget of $1 trillion dollars. Under his responsibilities is to provide education services, ensure the safety of its population, provide drinking water to its rural population, among many others.

www.cali.gov.co/resiliencia
National Planning Department (DNP); Colombia
National Planning Department (DNP); Colombia

The National Development Plan (DNP) of Colombia is the roadmap that establishes the objectives of government, setting programs, investments and goals for the four-year period (2018-2022). It allows to evaluate its results and guarantees transparency in the management of the budget. The DNP is a pact for Equity; seeking to achieve social and productive inclusion, through Entrepreneurship and Legality. Legality as a seed, entrepreneurship as a trunk of growth and equity as a fruit, to build the future of Colombia.

www.dnp.gov.co
National Unit for Disaster Risk Management (UNGRD); Colombia
National Unit for Disaster Risk Management (UNGRD); Colombia

The National Unit for Disaster Risk Management of Colombia (UNGRD by its initials in Spanish) is a decentralized autonomous national entity part of the Administrative Department of the Presidency of the Republic of Colombia., based in Bogotá, D.C. The main goal of the UNGRD is to lead the implementation of the Disaster Risk Management, while responding to the national Sustainable Development policies, and to coordinate the functioning and continuous development of the National System for Disaster Risk Management. The UNGRD has as part of its main functions to coordinate, promote and strengthen capacities for risk knowledge, risk reduction and disaster management, and to propose and articulate policies, strategies, plans, programs, projects and national procedures of disaster risk management, in the frame of the National System for Disaster Risk Management.

www.gestiondelriesgo.gov.co
Regional Committee on Hydraulic Resources of the Central American Integration System (CRRH-SICA)
Regional Committee on Hydraulic Resources of the Central American Integration System (CRRH-SICA)

The CRRH-SICA (Regional Committee of Hydraulic Resources) is a technical body of the Central American Integration System (SICA), specialized in Meteorology, Climatology, Hydrology and Water and Hydraulic Resources of the Central American region. Its mandate is to develop processes that strengthen the capabilities of the Meteorological and Hydrological Services and the user institutions of water in the region, in the management of information on weather, climate and water, as well as technical support to specialized bodies and SICA secretariats. Its objective is to promote and facilitate actions among the countries of Central America for the adequate generation of information on the conditions of water and hydraulic resources, climate, including variability and climate change, and to enhance their use as support for the integral development of Nations of the Isthmus.

recursoshidricos.org
UK Ministry of Defence (MoD)
UK Ministry of Defence (MoD)

The UK Ministry of Defence has Defence Attaches for Latin America and the Caribbean in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Jamaica and Mexico. Several of these Attaches also have non-resident accreditation to neighbouring countries. The UK maintains a training support base in Belize, in partnership with the Belize Government, has military liaison officers at US NORTHCOM (Colorado Springs) and SOUTHCOM (Miami), and the Joint Inter-agency Task Force (South) - JIATF(S) (Key West). A permanent Navy vessel, currently the Royal Fleet Auxiliary MOUNTS BAY, is in the region, with a role in HADR support during the hurricane season and in support of JIAT(S) at other times. Reserve Defence Forces are based in Bermuda and Montserrat, and Police Marine Units are active in all British Overseas Territories. Most of the OTs are members of CDEMA, and the others are currently establishing links and associate status. With strong historical and professional links across the region the UK conducts an active programme of training and capacity-building with partner countries, using a combination of short-term training teams deployed to the region and residential courses in the UK. A significant HADR training programme is being conducted between February and April 2019 across the Caribbean region using trainers from Bournemouth University Disaster Management Centre.

www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-defence
UN Development Programme (UNDP)
UN Development Programme (UNDP)

UNDP's Strategic Plan (2018-2021) has been designed to be responsive to the wide diversity of the countries it serves. The diversity is reflected in three broad development contexts: eradicating poverty; structural transformations; and building resilience. To respond to these issues, and better focus its resources and expertise to deliver on the 2030 Agenda, UNDP has identified a set of approaches called Signature Solutions (integrated responses to development). They are: keeping people out of POVERTY; GOVERNANCE for peaceful, just, and inclusive societies; crisis prevention and increased RESILIENCE; ENVIRONMENT: nature-based solutions for development; clean, affordable ENERGY; and women's empowerment and GENDER equality. In implementing its new plan for a new era, UNDP has presence on the ground in close to 170 countries and territories during more than five decades of action.

www.undp.org
UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

UNIDO is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability. The mission of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), as described in the Lima Declaration adopted at the fifteenth session of the UNIDO General Conference in 2013, is to promote and accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) in Member States. UNIDO’s mandate is fully recognized in SDG-9, which calls to “Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation”. The relevance of ISID, however, applies in greater or lesser extent to all SDGs. As of 1 April 2019, 170 States are Members of UNIDO. In carrying out the core requirements of its mission, UNIDO has considerably increased its technical services over the past ten years. At the same time, it has also substantially increased its mobilization of financial resources, testifying to the growing international recognition of the Organization as an effective provider of catalytic industrial development services.

www.unido.org
UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER)
UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER)

In its resolution 61/110 of 14 December 2006 the United Nations General Assembly agreed to establish the "United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response - UN-SPIDER" as a new United Nations programme, with the following mission statement: "Ensure that all countries and international and regional organizations have access to and develop the capacity to use all types of space-based information to support the full disaster management cycle". The UN-SPIDER programme is achieving this by focusing on being a gateway to space information for disaster management support, by serving as a bridge to connect the disaster management, risk management and space communities and by being a facilitator of capacity-building and institutional strengthening, in particular for developing countries. UN-SPIDER is being implemented as an open network of providers of space-based solutions to support disaster management activities. Besides Vienna (where UNOOSA is located), the programme also has an office in Bonn, Germany as well as an office in Beijing, China.

www.un-spider.org
UN Verification Mission in Colombia (UNVMC)
UN Verification Mission in Colombia (UNVMC)

The Mission will verify the reintegration of former FARC-EP members into political, economic and social life and the security guarantees for former FARC-EP members, their families and communities in the territories.

colombia.unmissions.org
Willis Towers Watson Colombia
Willis Towers Watson Colombia

Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW) is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 45,000 employees serving more than 140 countries and markets. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas – the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential.

www.willistowerswatson.com
World Bank Group (WBG)
World Bank Group (WBG)

The World Bank Group is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries. With 189 Member Countries, staff from more than 170 countries, and offices in over 130 locations. The World Bank Group is a unique global partnership: five institutions working for sustainable solutions that: Reduce Extreme Poverty by reducing the share of the global population that lives in extreme poverty to 3 percent by 2030. Promote and build shared prosperity by increasing the incomes of the poorest 40 percent of people in every country. Promote sustainable development. By partnering with Governments, the World Bank provide financing, policy advice, and technical assistance to governments of developing countries.

www.worldbank.org