Culture ministers from Latin America and the Caribbean will gather Sept. 28 at the Inter-American Development Bank’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. to discuss how the integration of cultural policies in national development strategies can have economic and social benefits for the region.
IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno invited 13 ministers to the bank’s 2010 Seminar on Culture and Development to be held by IDB’s Cultural Center and co-sponsored by the Inter-American Culture and Development Foundation. The ministers will meet to share their experiences, challenges and successes.
The meeting will also be an opportunity for the bank to learn how resources can be better utilized to expand economic growth and how stronger partnerships with the cultural sector can be forged, according to an IDB news release.
Those expected to attend are ministers of culture from Argentina (Jorge Edmundo Coscia), Bahamas (Charles T. Maynard), Barbados (Steven D. Blackett), Belize (José Manuel Heredia), Colombia (Mariana Garcés Córdoba), Costa Rica (Manuel Orbregón), Dominican Republic (José Rafael Lantigua), El Salvador (Héctor Jesús Samour), Haiti (Magali Comeau Denis, Advisor), Jamaica (Olivia Grange), Peru (Juan Ossio Acuña), Trinidad and Tobago (Winston Peters) and Uruguay (Ricardo Ehrlich).