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May 2021
Monday, May 3
number 66
Virtual Training on Interpretation and Application of Current Anti-Money Laundering Law from a Fiscal Perspective in Suriname
 
The training course seeks to increase the knowledge of fiscal authorities and other related professionals regarding Anti Money Laundering (AML) law, highlighting the gaps in the existing AML legal framework from a fiscal perspective and assisting in determining the way forward to comply with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) recommendations. The course is intended for tax authorities, customs authorities, prosecutors, financial intelligence analysts, accountants, and financial and non-financial service providers who will increase their abilities in detecting and reporting money Laundering activity. This activity will be conducted in Dutch and English and will have simultaneous interpretation. This virtual event is organized by the Department against Transnational Organized Crime (DTOC), the Embassy of the United States in Suriname, and the Center for Democracy and Justice (CDR).

WHEN: May 3-6.
WHERE: Online.

More information available here.
Online Course on “Environment and Sustainable Development in Port Activity”

This course -available by invitation only- is intended for port officials from National Port Authorities of the OAS member states. During this course, participants will learn about the basic concepts of environmental management and sustainable development while promoting critical review of their daily practices. This course is organized by the Secretariat of the Inter-American Committee on Ports (S/CIP) of the OAS in the context of its Scholarship and Capacity Building Program and in collaboration with the Port of Buenos Aires’ National Center of Port Capacity Building (CENCAPOR). Available only in Spanish.

WHEN: May 3-June 7.
WHERE: Online.

More information available here.
Tuesday, May 4
 
Course on Monitoring and Evaluation of Drug Treatment Courts for English-Speaking Caribbean Countries

This course, “Good Practices for the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) of Drug Treatment Courts (DTCs),” is intended for professionals of the judiciary, the executive branch, and academia who are involved in monitoring and evaluating DTC programs in English-speaking Caribbean member states. It seeks to enhance the knowledge of participants regarding core concepts and good practices for monitoring and evaluating DTCs, incorporating a gender perspective.  The course, offered by invitation only, is organized by the Executive Secretariat of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD) of the OAS, with the financial support of the Government of Canada.

WHEN: May 4 - June 1.
WHERE: Online.

More information available here.
Wednesday, May 5
 
Dialogue on Humanitarian Demining
 

This virtual dialogue seeks to share experiences among specialists and socialize knowledge about lessons learned in humanitarian demining operations in the hemisphere. It is organized by the Inter-American Defense Board (IADB) and is intended for representatives of strategic think tanks, training schools, civilian and military academic institutions, and governmental and non-governmental organizations and other consultants and experts.

WHEN: May 5.
WHERE: Online.

More information available here.
Thursday, May 6 
 
Virtual Dialogue: “Inclusive Innovation and Women in STEM””

This virtual dialogue between the members and strategic partners of the Inter-American Committee on Science and Technology (COMCYT) seeks the exchange of best practices on inclusive innovation and the promotion of gender equity and equality in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Speakers will include authorities from the Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation MINCIENCIAS) of Colombia, the National Secretariat of Science and Technology (SENACYT) of Guatemala and the National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET) of Argentina. It is organized by the Executive Secretariat for Integral Development (SEDI) of the OAS as Technical Secretariat of the COMCYT.

WHEN: May 6.
WHERE: Online.

More information available here.
“CIP Green Port Guide, CARIBMEPA and CIP Disaster Risk Management Project”

This webinar will feature the presentation of the Guide to Environmental Certification and Sustainability Reporting for Ports of the Americas, or the “Green Guide.” This tool provides ports with general information to establish a plan of action and make a commitment to continual improvement based on the planning and structure suggested in the Guide. During the webinar the Caribbean Marine Environment Protection Association (CARIBMEPA) and the CIP project on Improved Disaster Risk Management for Ports in the Caribbean will also be presented.  This webinar is organized by the Secretariat of the Inter-American Committee on Ports (S/CIP) of the OAS in the context of its Scholarship and Capacity Building Program in collaboration with its Strategic Partner Reel ID.

WHEN: May 6.
WHERE: Online.

More information available here.
Monday, May 10
 
Online Course: "Public-Private Partnerships (PPP)" 

This course -available by invitation only- is intended for port officials from National Port Authorities of the OAS member states. During the course, participants will identify the importance and characteristics of carrying out an investment in infrastructure and services under the modality of a PPP. This course is organized by the Secretariat of the Inter-American Committee on Ports (S/CIP) of the OAS in the context of its Scholarship and Capacity Building Program in collaboration with the National Port Authority of Peru (APN) and Maritime Policy Bureau (MPB). It will be conducted in Spanish.

WHEN: May 10-June 4.
WHERE: Online.

More information available here.
Online Course: "Port Planning: Basic Concepts and Regional Strategies”

This course -available by invitation only - is intended for port officials from National Port Authorities of the OAS member states. During the course, participants will learn about the main elements involved in the planning process of port facilities. This course is organized by the Secretariat of the Inter-American Committee on Ports (S/CIP) of the OAS in the context of its Scholarship and Capacity Building Program in collaboration with the National Port Authority of Peru (APN).

WHEN: May 10-June 4.
WHERE: Online.

More information available here.
Wednesday, May 12
 
Training of Trainers on the Universal Prevention Curriculum for Substance Use – ISSUP Mexico

This training is intended for staff of Mexico’s Youth Integration Centers (CIJ, by Spanish language acronym) and the Society of Substance Use Professionals - Mexico (ISSUP). The course seek to provide implementers of prevention strategies with a foundation in the knowledge and skills necessary to undertake evidence-based prevention programs at the community level.  It is organized by the  Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD) of the OAS.

WHEN: May 12 – June 11.
WHERE: Online.

More information available here.
Friday, May 14
 
Registration Deadline: “Diploma in STEM-STEAM Education”

This diploma focuses on the design and implementation of practices, projects, or programs in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) education that seek to improve the quality of education. The course, intended for the professional development of teachers and educators, is certified by the Educational Portal of the Américas and the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana of Colombia and will be conducted in Spanish.

WHEN: May 14.
WHERE: Online.

More information available here. (Only in Spanish)
Saturday, May 15
 
Registration deadline: "Online Course Virtual Tutoring Training"

This course, offered by the Educational Portal of the Americas, seeks to train potential tutors, who will develop the necessary skills and pedagogical abilities for teaching in virtual learning environments. The course is intended for professionals who work in virtual education or want to venture into it, as well as teachers and managers of all academic levels. The online program lasts 12 weeks, and will be taught in Spanish. Partial scholarships are available.

WHEN: May 15.
WHERE: Online.

More information available here. (Only in Spanish)
Sunday, May 16
 
Deadline to apply for the virtual course: “Public Procurement Management”

The course, intended for public officials, academics and representatives of civil society in the Americas, seeks to teach the main concepts needed for effective public procurement management and the efficient purchase of goods and governmental services. The course begins on May 25 and lasts for 7 weeks. It will be conducted in Spanish and it is offered through the Virtual Campus of the School of Governance.

WHEN: May 16.
WHERE: Online.

More information available here. (Only in Spanish)
Monday, May 17
 
Webinar on Accelerating Digital Transformation in Challenging Times

The webinar is intended for public and private sector officials, academics, and representatives of civil society in the Americas interested in knowing how, during crises and challenging times, information and communication technologies (ICT) have played a fundamental role in all areas and why it is urgent to continue to push the digital transformation through national strategies on ICT development, smart policies to encourage investment, cooperation and partnerships. The course is organized by the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL) of the OAS and the International Center for Scientific Research and Creation in Telecommunications, Information and Communication Technologies (CITIC) and is framed in the celebration of the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day.  It lasts for an hour and will be conducted in Spanish.

WHEN: May 17.
WHERE: Online.

More information available here
Tuesday, May 18
 
Eleventh Meeting of Ministers of Justice or Other Ministers or Attorneys General of the Americas (REMJA XI)

The highest judicial authorities in the Americas will hold their Eleventh meeting within the REMJA process. The meeting will include discussion of policies on matters of justice and international legal cooperation that address the use of new technologies at the service of justice in the Americas, among other topics. The meeting is organized by Ecuador as host, and the Department of Legal Cooperation (DLC) of the Secretariat for Legal Affairs (SLA) of the OAS, in its role as Technical Secretariat of the REMJA.

WHEN: May 18-19.
WHERE: Online.

More information available here.
Wednesday, May 19
 
XII Regular Meeting of the Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP)

This virtual meeting brings together the National Port Authorities of the Organization of American States and will be centered on the political process which includes: “Approval of activity and financial reports;” “approval of draft budget;” “draft Resolution of Buenos Aires and its corresponding draft plan of action;” as well as the elections of the new Executive Board of the CIP (CECIP). This meeting is organized by the Secretariat of the Inter-American Committee on Ports (S/CIP) of the OAS, and the General Port Administration (AGP) of Argentina in its capacity of Chair of the CECIP.

WHEN: May 19.
WHERE: Online.

More information available here.
Thursday, May 20
 
Virtual Session: “Impact Engineering”

This virtual session seeks to promote the exchange of best practices on Impact Engineering (design of solutions that have a positive effect on communities taking into account their social, economic and environmental contexts, such as bridges, routes, buildings, etc.) and its role in the post-pandemic recovery. Guest speakers include representatives from Engineers Without Borders (U.S. Chapter), the Pan American Engineering Union (UPADI) and the Mexican Space Agency, among others. This session is organized by the Executive Secretariat for Integral Development (SEDI) in its capacity as Technical Secretariat of the COMCYT.

WHEN: May 20.
WHERE: Online.

More information available here.
Open Registration for the Webinar on: “Current Trends in Cybercrime in Latam"

This webinar is intended for public and private officials, academics, and members of civil society in the Americas interested in learning about the criminal modalities generated during the pandemic were changing, what preventive measures were taken and what were the strategies to address these from a technological and criminal point of view. It is organized by the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL) of the OAS and the High Technology Training Center for Latin America and the Caribbean (CCATLAT). It lasts for one hour. It will be available only in Spanish.

WHEN: May 20.
WHERE: Online.

More information available here
Friday, May 21
 
Deadline to Apply: “Diploma in Public Management for Territorial Development”

This diploma seeks to provide methodologies and tools based on the development of sustainable territories for the design and management of public policies and programs. The course is intended for professionals, managers and decision makers who work in organizations, ministries, universities, or other bodies that design and implement local territorial development programs. The program lasts for 18 weeks and will be conducted in Spanish. Scholarships are available The diploma is organized by Educational Portal of the Americas and Flacso Chile.

WHEN: May 21.
WHERE: Online.

More information available here. (Only in Spanish)
Saturday, May 22
 
Deadline to Apply for the Virtual Course: “Rights and Gender Equality Approach in Policies, Programs and Projects”

This course, offered by the Educational Portal of the Americas and teh Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM) of the OAS, is aimed at strengthening the capacities of individuals and institutions to follow up and comply with international and Inter-American political commitments, to ensure guarantees and protection of women's human rights and gender equality. The course is intended for public officials and professionals who participate in the design, formulation, implementation, monitoring and/or evaluation of policies, projects and programs. The online program lasts for 12 weeks and will be conducted in Spanish. Partial scholarships are available.

WHEN: May 22.
WHERE: Online.

More information available here. (Only in Spanish)
Sunday, May 23
 
Deadline to Apply for the Virtual Course “Municipal Open Government”

The course is intended for public officials, academics and representatives of civil society in the Americas interested in learning about the importance of open government the available tools for its implementation at the municipal level. It starts on June 1 and lasts for eight weeks. It will be taught in Spanish and it is offered through the Virtual Campus of the School of Governance of the OAS.

WHEN: May 23.
WHERE: Online.

More information available here.  (Only in Spanish)
Deadline to Apply for the Virtual Course “Right to Identity, Civil Registry, and Vital Statistics”

The course is intended for public officials, academics and representatives of civil society in the Americas. Its objective is to promote the civil registration with the State of excluded communities, to improve the standard of living among the general community. It starts on June 1and lasts for six weeks. It will be available in Spanish and is offered through the Virtual Campus of the School of Governance of the OAS.

WHEN: May 23.
WHERE: Online.

More information available here. (Only in Spanish)
Wednesday, May 26
 
Hemispheric Dialogue:“Telework and Caregiving co-responsibility for a Gender-Responsive Recovery”

This virtual dialogue, organized by the Executive Secretariat for Integral Development (SEDI) with the support of the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM), will bring together officials responsible for the gender units or areas of the ministries of labor, in order to exchange experiences and make recommendations on how to ensure that telework, which has increased considerably since the beginning of the pandemic, does not continue to deepen the gaps between women and men in the labor market, and contributes to achieving joint responsibility for care and promoting gender equality in the region.

WHEN: May 26.
WHERE: Online.

More information available here.
Online Training Seminar:”Emerging Drugs and Early Warning Systems in Latin America” 

The seminar organized by the Executive Secretariat of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD) of the OAS seeks to train personnel at national observatories on drugs on methods to strengthen the detection of emerging drugs, as well as to share tools to assist in the implementation of early warning systems. The event is intended for national drug observatories from Latin American countries and open to other member states that wish to participate as observers.

WHEN: May 26.
WHERE: Online.

More information available here.
Training Series on Gender and the Criminal Justice System: “Alternatives to Incarceration for Drug-Related Offenses”

This series of trainings is offered to professionals in the criminal justice, health, and social integration systems of Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, and Jamaica, as part of the project, “Gender in the Criminal Justice System: Exploring Evidence-based Alternatives to Incarceration for Drug-Related Offenses.”  It seeks to enhance the skills of participants for the design and implementation of gender-responsive alternatives to incarceration policies and programs.  The course is organized by the Executive Secretariat of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD) of the OAS and the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM), with financial support from the Government of Canada.

WHEN: May 26 – August 4.
WHERE: Online.

More information available here.
Disaster Response Simulation Exercise 

The Disaster Response Simulation Exercise is an exercise that seeks to share experiences in the field of disaster risk management and how to minimize the effects of disasters in the hemisphere. The exercise is intended for member country delegations, members of the Inter-American Committee for Natural Disaster Reduction (IACNDR), members of the Pro Tempore Secretariat of the WADC, national authorities in charge of Disaster Risk Management (DRM) and Civil Protection of the member countries of the Organization of American States (OAS), among others. It is organized by the Inter-American Defense Board (IADB), in coordination with the Executive Secretariat for Integral Development (SEDI) and the Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas (CDMA).

WHEN: May 26-27.
WHERE: Online.

More information available here.
Thursday, May 27
 
Virtual Session: “National Quality Infrastructure as Pillar for Sustainable Development” 

This virtual dialogue between the members and strategic partners of the Inter-American Committee on Science and Technology (COMCYT) seeks the exchange of best practices on National Quality Infrastructure (NQI) and its three fundamentals – standards, metrology and accreditation – for sustainable development in the Americas. Guest speakers for this session will include representatives from the Inter-American Metrology System (SIM), the Quality Infrastructure Council for the Americas (QICA) and Ecofiltro Guatemala, among others. The session is organized by the Executive Secretariat for Integral Development (SEDI) of the OAS as Technical Secretariat of the COMCYT.

WHEN: May 27.
WHERE: Online.

More information available here.
Monday,  May 31
 
Deadline to Apply: “Diploma of Advanced Studies in Public Procurement and Contracting” 

The Diploma is intended for public officials and civil society representatives interested in strengthening their knowledge and obtaining tools that allow better participation in the design of public policies, decision-making, and effective management in the procurement processes. It will be offered online and is only available in Spanish. The course is organized by the OAS School of Governance and the School of Politics and Government of the National University of San Martín (EPyG/UNSAM) in Argentina and is supported by the Inter American Network on Government procurement (INGP).

WHEN: May 31.
WHERE: Online.

More information available here (Only in Spanish).
Open Registration: “Advancing Open Government in the Caribbean: Strategies and Tools to Increase Transparency and Citizen Participation in Public Policy”

This program seeks to increase transparency and citizen participation in the design, development, and implementation of public policies in the Caribbean region by promoting open government principles and practices in public administration. It is offered only to nationals of the Caribbean OAS member states, public officials, policy makers, civil society representatives, public tech entrepreneurs and private sector participants with a position to influence and become agents of change for the promotion of open government principles and practices in their institutions and communities. Selected participants will receive full scholarships. It is organized by the OAS School of Governance and the Open Government Partnership (OGP).

WHEN: May 31.
WHERE: Online.

More information available here.
Open Call to Apply for OAS and the Construction Innovation and Sustainable Engineering Consortium at the Politecnico di Milan Scholarship Program

The Executive Secretariat for Integral Development (SEDI) of the OAS, and the Consortium of Innovation in the Construction and Sustainable Engineering of the Politecnico di Milan Italy, offer scholarships to citizens and/or permanent residents from OAS member states to study the “Master Polis Maker for the Quality of Life and Sustainable Urban Development”. The program is onsite or online, and the language of instruction is English. The program lasts one year. 

WHEN: May 31.
WHERE: Online.

More information available here.
Open Call to Apply for Scholarships for Postgraduate Studies at Formato Educativo Escuela de Negocios, Spanish Business School

The Executive Secretariat for Integral Development (SEDI) of the OAS, and Formato Educativo Escuela de Negocios (FE), of Spain, offer scholarships of 87% discount on tuition to citizens and/or permanent residents from OAS member states to study an Executive MBA. The program is online and the language of instruction is Spanish and the program duration is one year. 

WHEN: May 31.
WHERE: Online.

More information available here. (Only in Spanish)
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