Members of the campus community are invited to attend a talk by Alberto Solano, president and executive director of Agros International, on Thursday, December 6 at 2:30 p.m. in OM 223. The talk, entitled “Dismantling Democracy: A View of Central American Governments,” will emphasize the current situation in Nicaragua.

Alberto joined Agros in 2015, bringing more than 15 years of experience in microfinance and sustainable development in Central America to Agros. He recently spent almost six years as the Regional CEO of Latin America at Grameen Foundation, and prior to that served for seven years as the Latin American Program Director for Global Partnerships. He began his career with the Central American Bank for Economic Integration as part of their Microfinance and Technical Assistance Programs teams and went on to run his own consulting firm specializing in sustainable development and microfinance.

Alberto earned a degree in agronomic engineering from Zamorano in Honduras and his MBA from the INCAE Business School in Costa Rica/Nicaragua. He is also a fellow of the prestigious Aspen Institute. A native of Guatemala, Alberto has a passion for the rural poor and their capacity to build better lives.

The mission of Agros International is to see rural poor families own agricultural land in Central America, attain economic self-sufficiency, realize their God-given potentials and pass on to future generations the values and resources that enable them to flourish. You can read more about Agros here.

This event is open to the public and refreshments will be served.

Submitted by: Erica Sammarco, associate vice president, President’s Office