We’re witnessing a new boom in the audiovisual industry in Latin America and the Caribbean. Financially speaking, it’s estimated that in 2019 alone, more than $5.7 billion US dollars were invested in audiovisual productions, which led to the creation of more than 1.6 million direct and indirect jobs in Latin America, according to a study from Olsberg SPI .And the … [Read more...] about The future of the entertainment industry depends on skills, developing creative talent, and diversity of voices in the region
This blog was written jointly with Virpi Heinonen who is responsible for the cooperation initiatives and projects in the Latin America and the Caribbean at Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Finland. We work closely together with our partners to provide Finnish higher education know-how to the region. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, from March to June 2020 schools … [Read more...] about Digital education and teacher training program in Barbados
Laura Ripani is a principal specialist in the Labor Markets Division of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), in charge of coordinating the agenda for the future of work. He specializes in the area of labor markets, with a particular interest in improving opportunities for young people. Mariana Costa Checa was honored with her own Barbie. Is this one of the top … [Read more...] about Barbies, employment and digital skills
It is very common for technology and digitization to dominate conversations and debates about innovation. However, innovation has other faces: those of the people who are at the center of the projects, the generation of knowledge and shared learning. We have experienced this thanks to a wonderful alliance that was created 4 years ago with this innovation approach to promote … [Read more...] about The Early Childhood Development Innovation Fund: innovating, generating knowledge and creating learning communities
Entry by Elena Arias Ortiz, Julian Cristia and Santiago Cueto “On Friday I reached 5,578 points and I managed to get 8 more flags. How many points do you have?” Sebastian asks his little friend. “I only got to 5,300, but I managed to get past Juan and now I'm second!” Ana replies enthusiastically. We might think that this conversation took place on a weekend, between … [Read more...] about Learning Mathematics in the 21st century: Can we add with technology?