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LASCN Pre-workshop

16 June 2021 | 18:30-20:00 UTC-5 | Hybrid

LASCN Pre-workshop

LASCN Pre-workshop 150 150 WeGO

With 80% of its population living in the cities, Latin America is experiencing various challenges in urban development such as population density, pollution, water and waste management, internet accessibility, and public safety. Despite the vast diversity and extension of the region, many of the challenges the cities face today share similarities in nature.

This Pre-workshop will serve as the cornerstone in the establishment of the Latin America Smart Cities Network (LASCN), an open-ended regional network for knowledge exchange and smart city cooperation in LATAM led by WeGO. During the event, experts will analyze the current regional trends and challenges, leading cities will share their most recent smart city initiatives, and through a panel discussion, participants will address the role of the LASCN in achieving smart city transformation in Latin America. Mayors, CIOs, municipal administrators, government officials, and ambassadors are expected to gather at this exclusive event.

Join us to learn more about this new initiative that will help to shape the future of smart city development in Latin America.

Event Details

Date & Time (LATAM): June 16, 2021, 18:30-20:00 UTC-5
Date & Time (Korea): June 17, 2021, 08:30-10:00 KST
Format: Hybrid  |  Online (Zoom)


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Welcoming Remarks & LASCN Presentation

Kyong-yul Lee
Secretary General

Rodolfo Solano Quirós
Foreign Affairs and Worship of Costa Rica

Marcos Pontes
Science, Technology and Innovation of Brazil

Marta Suplicy
Secretary of International Affairs
São Paulo

Johnny Reinoso-Vasquez
Chief of Mission
Embassy of Ecuador in ROK

Session 1

Regional Challenges & Trends in Smart City Development in LATAM

Experts on smart city development will provide a comprehensive view of the trends and challenges that the Latin American region is currently experiencing.

Sebastian Rovira
Economic Affairs Officer of the United Nations Economic Commission
Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

Mauricio Bouskela
Senior Specialist in the Housing and Urban Development Division
Inter – American Development Bank (IDB)

Senior Urban Development Specialist at the World Bank Group (WB)

Session 2

Smart City Initiatives

Leading cities will share their most recent smart city initiatives and future plans, which will serve as a reference and inspiration for smart city development in the region.

José Antonio Peña Merino
Head of the Digital Agency for Public Innovation
Mexico City 

Vitor Fazio
Coordinator of (011)Lab –  Innovation Laboratory in Government of São Paulo
São Paulo

Patricia Talavera Chaparro
Manager of Economic Development

Session 3

Panel Discussion & Wrap-up

Discussion on future smart city development trends and the role of LASCN to achieve smart city transformation in the region, with all speakers in the two previous sessions.


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