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- Jim Kolbe, Senior Transatlantic Fellow, Transatlantic Taskforce on Development, German Marshall Fund

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Latin America/Caribbean Workgroup

Meet the Co-Chair

Joseph Lombardo

Joseph Lombardo

Director for Africa and Afghanistan Programs, International City/County Management Association (ICMA)

Joseph Lombardo has more than three decades of experience in international development, including 22 years as a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). He is currently the CityLinks Program Director at the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), Mr. Lombardo oversees a USAID-funded program that creates city-to-city partnerships to build capacity of local governments to confront climate change, food security and basic service delivery challenges.

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Past Events


October 9, 2012

Measuring the Development Impact of Migration in Central America: Case studies from El Salvador on integrating migration concerns into U.S. development programs


March 22, 2012

2012 Latin American Presidential Elections

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January 4, 2012

Latin America / Caribbean Workgroup Planning Meeting

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Our mission is to create a forum to exchange ideas and information and to offer networking opportunities for groups and individuals interested in the region. Our goal is to promote better understanding of the region by fostering dialogue, helping to mobilize support and resources to tackle challenges facing the region, promoting new initiatives, and creating and maintaining linkages between the international community and governments, the private sector, civil society, local communities, and practitioners.

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Annual Workgroup Reports

2012 Annual Report

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