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Friday, December 2 • 16:30 - 18:30
Infrastructure Transparency: Combating corruption and Changing Lives in Latin America

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Infrastructure changes lives. Reliable and safe infrastructure in the form of roads, schools and hospitals is vital to not only prosperity but basic survival. From the G20 to the SDGs, the global community is focusing on increasing investment in infrastructure.

The value of global construction output is expected to increase by $8 trillion to reach $17.5 trillion per annum by 2030. However, international institutions estimate that 10% to 30% of investment in infrastructure is lost through corruption. As the leading international infrastructure transparency initiative, our experience at CoST suggests that a similar amount could also be wasted through mismanagement and inefficiency. We therefore do not just need investment in infrastructure, we need better value from infrastructure investment and CoST can help!

CoST is a game-changer in the sector; a practical tools-based solution delivering cross border collective action against corruption in infrastructure. With a panel of expert representatives drawn from government, industry and civil society, we will work together to explore innovative approaches to tackling corruption in infrastructure and share positive experiences on how CoST is changing lives in Latin America.

The session will also officially congratulate and welcome Panama as the most recent country to become a member of CoST and discuss how they can take action on the ground to change the rules of the game in infrastructure. For a taster of our work in the region, check out this short video highlighting how CoST Guatemala saved US$5 million on an infrastructure project! For updates and live Tweeting from the session, make sure to follow @CoSTransparency!

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Christiaan (Chrik) Poortman

Chair of the Interim Board, Construction Sector Transparency Initiative
Christiaan (Chrik) Poortman is Chair of the Interim Board of the Construction Sector Transparency Initiative (CoST), previously he was the Director of Global Programmes at Transparency International (TI) – managing and guiding TI’s programme of global priorities in its fight against corruption... Read More →

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Alfredo Cantero

Presidential Director for Special Projects, Strategic Delivery Unit, Ministry of the Presidency, Honduras
Alfredo Cantero heads the Strategic Delivery Unit (Oficina de Seguimiento del Despacho Presidencial) in the Office of the President of Honduras. His Unit is charged with monitoring and ensuring the completion of a number of programs and special projects that have been prioritized... Read More →

Angelica Maytín

Chief Executive Officer, National Authority for Transparency and Access to Information (ANTAI)
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Alejandro Salas

Americas Regional Director, Transparency International
Corruption, the Americas region, specific countires in Latin America, the Caribbean and North America, Impunity, Transparency International, innovation
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Álvaro Zepeda

Guatemala Chamber of Construction
Alvaro Zepeda Herman is a Civil Engineer and Owner of Grupo Mapreco Guatemala, a private company with more than 30 years’ experience specialising in construction and environmental management services. He is also the President of the Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility in... Read More →

Friday December 2, 2016 16:30 - 18:30 CST
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