An Armchair Conversation with Robert N. Kaplan, President & CEO of the Inter-American Foundation

  • Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014
  • Join us for a conversation with IAF President and CEO Robert N. Kaplan as he discusses ways that the Inter-American Foundation (IAF) works with U.S. agencies, civil society, and the private sector to achieve development outcomes in Latin America and the Caribbean. IAF is an independent U.S. government agency that provides grant support for civil society groups across the region and focuses on fostering entrepreneurship, local ownership, accountability, measurable results, and inclusive partnerships with the private sector. Since 1972, the IAF has awarded over 5,100 grants totaling more than $700 million to support grassroots projects throughout the region.  

    Robert Kaplan was named president and CEO of the IAF on November 1, 2010. Previously, he served at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), including positions as the Chief Advisor to the Executive Vice President and Chief of the Environment and Natural Resources Management Division for Mexico, Central America, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti. Prior to that, Mr. Kaplan worked on education and environment projects at the World Bank, including a position as chief of the Pilot Program to Conserve the Brazilian Rain Forest, and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Paraguay.

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