|March - April, 2015Ver versión en Español|
The IV Young Americas Forum
|Young People adopted the Youth Declaration at the VII Summit of the Americas|
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|Youth presented the IV Forum Declaration to the authorities|
On April 9, five young leaders from Panama, Chile and Cuba presented the main contributions of each Working Groups before the newly elected Secretary General of the OAS, H.E. Luis Almagro. This meeting was consolidated as his first activity with youth and YABT.
In the closing ceremony of the IV Forum, young people handed out the Youth Declaration to H.E. Juan Carlos Varela, President of Panama, H.E. Luis Guillermo Solis, President of Costa Rica. OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza and World Bank Vice-presidente Jorge Familiar also took part in this ceremony. Their participation in this event highlighted the importance of youth in defining the hemispheric agenda.
On April 10, as part of Civil Society Forum, two young leaders presented the Youth Declaration, where the presidents of Colombia, the United States and Panama participated.
|TIC Americas successfully concluded its X edition|
A total of 2,734 teams presented their projects in response to the subthemes of the VII Summit of the Americas and were divided into four categories: Economic Innovation, Social Innovation, Cultural Entrepreneurship in the Americas and Eco-Challenge.
For the finals, 32 teams from 17 countries partipated in the IV Forum. In doing so, they made their pitch to presidents, CEOs, investors, media and multilateral organizations officials, which opened a window of opportunity or every finalist team to access investment, partnerships, and international visibility. Do not miss these exclusive photos of the TIC Americas Expo.
YABT appreciates the support and trust placed by its partners, the World Bank, the Government of Panama, the General Secretariat of the OAS, the Executive Secretariat for Integral Development of the OAS and Dell, in making the IV Forum a reality. We also extend our thanks to PepsiCo, Central American Bottling Corporation and our new partner, Postobón S.A., for sponsoring the Eco-Challenge 6.0.
|Meet the winners of the X TIC Americas|
The 12 winners of the X TIC Americas are: MedRegis (Barbados) and PlataformaSaude (Brazil) for Social Innovation; Agrocentral (Jamaica) and TeachLr (Venezuela) for Economic Innovation; Mayan Pitz (Guatemala) for the Americas Cultural Entrepreneurship Award; and Kapokara (Ecuador) as the People's Choice Award. The winners for the Eco-Challenge are: L.O.O.P (Peru), Cocumo (Venezuela), EVA Water (Brazil), AllGreenUp (Chile), Eco-Vida (Nicaragua) and Water Pacifics (Colombia).
|YABT and the IDB work together to support youth|
During the panel "Leadership Links + Social Good – Further actions", Ignacio de León from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced the cooperation agreement between YABT and the IDB to support young entrepreneurs in the Caribbean.