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February 2019
Friday, February 1
number 40
Skill Strengthening Course for Electoral Candidates in Panamá

 The course is intended for women running for the first time as electoral candidates in Panama. The candidates will strengthen their abilities to effectively face an election campaign and will receive advice from women leaders in the region. It is organized by the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM) and the School of Governance of the OAS.
 
WHEN: JVirtual Phase: From February 1st to 15th. In-Class: From February 18th to 22nd
WHERE:Online and in Panama City

 More information available here.
Monday, February 4
 
Training for Staff of Custody and Compliance Centers in Panama

This Training in prevention and treatment of drug abuse will be offered to staff of the Custody and Compliance Centers of Panama. The fundamental concepts related to the problem of drugs and other related issues will be addressed, with emphasis on young people in conflict with the law. The training is organized by the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD), the Office of Integral Security of the Ministry of Public Security (OSEGI) and the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies (IEI).

WHEN: February 4-8.
WHERE: Specialized University of the Americas (UDELAS), Panama City, Panama

More information available here.

 
Open Call for Applications for the 11th Americas Competitiveness Exchange on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ACE)
 

The OAS invites top decision makers from the public, private, and academic sectors of the Americas and other regions to apply to this one-week program and join 50 other leaders in Puerto Rico, United States, May 18-25, 2019.  Participants will have an opportunity to forge new partnerships while learning firsthand how Puerto Rico is leveraging its innovation ecosystem, strengthening a knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship culture, and foster economic resiliency. The Program is convened by the OAS as RIAC Technical Secretariat, the Government of the United States, and the Government of Argentina as Chair Pro Tempore of RIAC. 

WHEN: February 4 to March 1.
WHERE: Online.

More information available here.
Tuesday,  February 5
 
Community Workshop for Cultural and Tourism Authorities from Saint Lucia on Identifying Heritage Tourism Opportunities for Sustainable Economic Development

The objective of this workshop is to train cultural and tourism Authorities from St. Lucia in how to undertake a baseline assessment of heritage tourism opportunities for sustainable economic development and how to engage communities in identifying local authentic heritage values and places of significance that could be used to enhance the country’s tourism offerings. The workshop is organized by the Department of Economic Development of the OAS.

WHEN: February 5-7.
WHERE: Auberge Seraphine, Castries, St. Lucia.

More information available here.
Saturday, February 9
Launch Concert for Tela Youth Orchestra and Chorus, Honduras 

The youth orchestra and choir of Tela was created to use the teaching of music as a factor of protection against violence and crime in children and young people in vulnerable situations in Honduras. It is part of the project of the Inter-American Program for the Prevention of Violence and Crime of the OAS Department of Public Security. The launch concert will be attended by Alejandra Hernández Quan, Deputy Minister of Security of Honduras, Darío Munguía, Mayor of Tela, Farah Urrutia, Secretary of Multidimensional Security of the OAS, and Paulina Duarte, Director of Public Security of the OAS, among others. The event is sponsored by the Spanish Agency of International Cooperation for Development.

WHEN: February 9  18:00 (Local Time)
WHERE: Edificio de la Contaduría, Tela (Atlántida), Honduras.

More information available here (Only in Spanish)
Thursday, February 14
Deadline to Register for the Virtual Course on Production of Digital Content for Virtual Courses 

The participants in the course - teachers or professionals entering the field of teaching - will learn basic procedures for the creation of open multimedia resources adapted to the web, using different free and accessible digital tools. The course is offered by the Educational Portal of the Americas with the support of the School of the Governance of the OAS.

WHEN: February 14.
WHERE: Online.

More information available here
Carolina Mayorga: PINK Ranchos and Other Ephemeral Zip Codes

The Art Museum of the Americas (AMA) of the OAS presents the exhibition of mixed media works, video-sculptures, interactive video and performance installations, the product of year-long research project into the experience of those living in exile, and the experiences of displacement, dislocation, relocation, eviction, and exile. Before the opening there  will be a talk about the exhibition –by invitation only-.

WHEN: February 14, from 18:00 to 20:00 EST (23:00 a 01:00 GMT): 
WHERE: At the AMA | Art Museum of the Americas, 201 18th Street NW, Washington DC.

More information available here.
Deadline to Register for the Virtual Course: “Strategic Planning with a Gender Approach”

The course is aimed at improving the effectiveness of projects, programs and public policies formulated for gender equity. It is intended for professionals who participate in the design and implementation of policies or projects with a gender focus, as well at university teachers and social activists. The course starts on March 25, 2019 and lasts for 10 weeks, and is offered only in Spanish. The virtual course is offered by the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM) and the Educational Portal of the Americas, with the support of the School of the Governance of the OAS.

WHEN: February 14.
WHERE:Online

More information available here. (Only in Spanish).
Friday, February 15
Deadline to Apply for the Virtual Course “Management of Public Procurement”

This course is intended for public officials, academics and civil society in the Americas interested in acquiring the main concepts for a modern management of purchases and the government procurement of goods and services. The course starts on March 5, and will last 7 weeks. This course will be available only in Spanish and it will be offered through the virtual campus of the School of Governance.

WHEN: February 15.
WHERE Online.

More information available here. (Only in Spanish).
Deadline to Apply for the Virtual Course “Open Government in the Americas”

The course is intended for public officials, academics and representatives of civil society of the Americas interested in identifying the conceptual grounds for the development of Open Government. The course presents success stories and strategies for the implementation of open government projects focusing on transparency, collaboration and citizen participation. The course will be available only in Spanish and it will be offered through the virtual campus of the School of Governance from March 5 to April 26.

WHEN:  February 15.
WHERE:Online.

More information available here. (only in Spanish).
Monday, February 18
Deadline to Register for the Virtual Course: “Training in Virtual Tutoring”

The course is designed for professionals of OAS member states who work in virtual education or would like to do so, as well as teachers and managers of all academic levels. The course will focus on  training potential tutors, with the aim of developing the abilities and pedagogical skills necessary to teaching in virtual learning environments. The course will last 12 weeks and instruction will be imparted only in Spanish. The course is supported by the School of the Governance of the OAS.

WHEN: February 18.
WHERE:Online.

More information available here. (Only in Spanish)
Deadline to Register for the Virtual Course “Rights and Gender Equality Approach in Policies, Programs and Projects”

The course, offered by the (CIM) and the Educational Portal of the Americas of the OAS,  is aimed at strengthening the abilities of individuals and institutions to follow up and comply with international and Inter-American political commitments in protection of women’s human rights and gender equality. It is addressed to public officials and professionals that participate in the design, formulation, implementation, monitoring or evaluation of policies, projects and programs on the subject. It lasts 10 weeks and it is only available in Spanish. The course is supported by the School of the Governance of the OAS.

WHEN: February 18.
WHERE:Online.

More information available here. (Only in Spanish)
Sunday, February 24
Deadline to Apply for The OAS Summer Internship Program 

The program is open to students and/or professionals from any OAS Member State, fluent in at least two of the four official languages of the organization (Spanish, English, French, and Portuguese) and who have an equivalent to a minimum GPA of 3.0 on the 4.0 scale, among other requirements. The internships will take place between June and August at OAS headquarters in Washington, D.C., OAS offices in the member states and the Organization’s special programs.

WHEN: February 24.
WHERE:Online. 

More information available here.
Monday,  February  25
7th University Internationalization Seminar 

The seminar will promote the internationalization of universities in the hemisphere as well as engaging policy-makers, educators and experts to examine the current situation of Higher Education in the Americas. This event is linked to the Brazil Scholarships Program and participants will include international organization representatives, ambassadors, high-level officials, and faculty members from institutions of higher education in the region. The seminar is organized by the OAS and the Grupo Coimbra de Universidades Brasileñas (GCUB), with the Support of the Pan American Health Organization.

WHEN: February 25 to March 1
WHERE Padilha Vidal Room – Organization of American states 1889 F st, NW, Washington, D.C.

More information available here.
Training in the Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC) – Session II

This training opportunity is intended for at professionals who provide care for people with problematic drug use. The objective is to develop a pool of trainers for the Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC), for the English-speaking Caribbean. During the session, trainees participate in exercises and activities related to topics such as: counseling for helping people stop drug use, crisis management, detection and screening of people with problems due to drug use, as well as ethics in providing services, among others. The training is organized by the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD), and the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) with the support of the School of Governance.

WHEN: February 25 to March 1 from 09:00 to 17:30 EST (14:00 to 22:30 GMT).
WHERE:Ruben Dario room, Organization of American States  1889, F St, NW, Washington D.C., 20006.
 
More information available here.
Wednesday, February  27
Training for Policymakers on Alternatives to Incarceration in Drug Issues 

This training workshop is intended for Guyanese government policymakers and the judiciary working in the criminal justice system on alternatives to incarceration for drug-related offenders. The training will focus on treatment alternatives to incarceration for non-violent drug dependent offenders. This event is organized by the Executive Secretariat of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission CICAD of the OAS and the and National Anti-Narcotics Agency of Guyana.

WHEN: February 27-28.
WHERE:Georgetown, Guyana.

More information available here.
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