The 52nd Assembly of ALIDE culminated with the Declaration of Curaçao

WILLEMSTAD – At the closing of the event, the ALIDE 2022 Awards were presented and the Bank of the Year was recognized.

The 52nd General Assembly of the Latin American Association of Financial Institutions for Development (ALIDE), held in Curaçao with the support of the Curaçao Development Corporation (Korpodeko), ended after four days.

The closing included the words of the President of ALIDE, Carlos Linares, who thanked the welcome in Curaçao and the presence of the national authorities in the Assembly. Likewise, he highlighted the organization of Korpodeko and all the collaborators who allowed the event to end successfully.

In addition, the closing included the reading of the Declaration of Curaçao, a document that summarizes the commitments made by ALIDE and its members after the Assembly, to focus their work on the Development Bank of Latin America and the Caribbean (ALC).

The Curaçao Declaration highlighted the importance of integrating the Caribbean region into the Latin American region. In addition, he underlined how essential cooperation and the exchange of knowledge and experiences are in financing sustainable development projects and in the fight against poverty and inequality.

It should be noted that the document also recognized the value of the agricultural sector during the pandemic and presented technological and social resilience as a necessary capacity in LAC, because as a system and a community, it is relevant to learn how to withstand and recover from extreme disasters and disruptions.

In this sense, ALIDE is committed to promoting the creation of a digital ecosystem and supporting innovation and technological development among its members and all development banking institutions interested in applying best practices in their actions.

The 2022 ALIDE Awards, the competition that recognizes and promotes innovation and good practices among development finance institutions, have been awarded to ten institutions from Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica and India.

The winners are: Banco do Nordeste (Brazil) for the “Student financing – FNE P-FIES” initiative, Sociedad Hipotecaria Federal (Mexico) for the program “Guarantee from Paso y Medide (GPM)”, Bank of Inversion y Comercio Exterior (BICE) with the Environmental and Social Risk Management System (Saras) and the National Bank of Argentina for the project “Innovation for Financial Inclusion: Development and Innovation in the BNA+ App”.

In addition, Inficaldas and Infivalle were awarded for the “INFICALDAS Reciprocity Policy” and “Strategy for local economic development in the north of Valle del Cauca” projects, Banobras stood out for the initiative “Digital Tools for Sustainable Infrastructure”, the National Bank of Costa Rica for the “Women 360 Program of BN Mujer” and the fideicomisos Institutes Fr Relationship con la Agricultura (FIRA) for “the issuance of Gender Social Bonds (BSG)”.

The ALIDE Caisses Extra-regionales prize was awarded to the “Rising Stars Program (Ubharte Sitare)” of India Exim Bank, aimed at helping units with export potential to expand their business, product mix and target new markets.

Bank of Disengagement de Minas Gerais (BDMG) was also recognized as Bank of the Year and Banco Provincia de Buenos Aires for celebrating 200 years of history and being a pioneer of the Argentine financial system.

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