Migration Sector Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank
Alison Elías is a Migration Sector Specialist at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) where she leads the preparation of multisectoral projects for the social and economic integration of migrants and their host communities in Latin America and the Caribbean. Previously, she worked at the IDB’s Education Division leading the design and implementation of education projects in Haiti and coordinated the initiative "Learning in XXI Century Schools" which promoted the creation of conducive learning environments through the improvement of design, planning and management of school infrastructure. Prior to the IDB, she worked in the Social Cabinet of the Presidency of Mexico in analysis of social and education policies. She has collaborated in consultancies with education organizations such as Pratham and ASER Center in New Delhi, India; and with the Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey and Valora Consultoría in Mexico City. Alison is an economist from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) and has a Master's degree in Public Administration and International Development from Harvard University.
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This session will focus on the importance of training for community members to help you establish long term project sustainability for your projects. These training programs can offer additional benefits to the communities you serve by teaching community members new skills. These skills can help create employment opportunities for community members and improve the local economy. (Many under-resourced areas lack opportunities for employment, and the pandemic has made this problem even worse.) We will explore methods used to teach skills, including techniques for local citizens who have limited reading, writing, and math skills. The discussion will focus on skills training and the potential employment of community members to help you with your long-term project sustainability.
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