GFRID Summit 2021

16-17 June 2021, Online, #GFRID
Manuel 
Orozco
Director, 
Center for Migration and Economic Stabilization

Manuel is the Director of the Center for Migration and Economic Stabilization, which aims to provide solutions to the challenges affecting human and labor cross-border mobility. It prioritizes migration risk mitigation and economic crisis, particularly during the current pandemic.

EXPERTISE: International migration, cross-border remittance transfers, financial inclusion and access, informal economies, democracy and governance in fragile states

EDUCATION: Ph.D. in political science, University of Texas at Austin | M.A. in Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin | M.A. in Latin American Studies, University of Texas at Austin | B.A. in International Relations, Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica

DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE: Over 20 years working in development finance, diasporas, transnational economic engagement between migrants and their homeland. Work in more than 100 countries, with development work on West Africa, Somalia, Ethiopia, Central Asia and the Caucasus, and Latin America and the Caribbean.

LANGUAGES: English and Spanish

Practical information

FORMAT: Zoom webinar. Questions can be asked through the Q&A feature, and/or through the Zoom Chat.

REGISTRATION: register here.

INTERPRETATION: English, French and Spanish.

PROCEEDINGS: Available shortly after the event.

Organizers
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is a specialized agency of the United Nations and an international financial institution, with the mandate to invest in rural people to eradicate poverty in low- and middle-income countries.

IFAD’s US$65 million multi-donor Financing Facility for Remittances (FFR) aims to maximize the impact of remittances on development and promote diaspora engagement in migrants’ countries of origin.

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Manuel 
Manuel 

Manuel is the Director of the Center for Migration and Economic Stabilization, which aims to provide solutions to the challenges affecting human and labor cross-border mobility. It prioritizes migration risk mitigation and economic crisis, particularly during the current pandemic.

EXPERTISE: International migration, cross-border remittance transfers, financial inclusion and access, informal economies, democracy and governance in fragile states

EDUCATION: Ph.D. in political science, University of Texas at Austin | M.A. in Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin | M.A. in Latin American Studies, University of Texas at Austin | B.A. in International Relations, Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica

DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE: Over 20 years working in development finance, diasporas, transnational economic engagement between migrants and their homeland. Work in more than 100 countries, with development work on West Africa, Somalia, Ethiopia, Central Asia and the Caucasus, and Latin America and the Caribbean.

LANGUAGES: English and Spanish