As part of the International Science and Technology Week, the Organization of Ibero-American States for Education, Science and Culture (OEI) and the Argentine Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation organized the High Level Ibero-American Forum. Science and technology.
The opening ceremony was in charge of Mariano Jabonero. Secretary Ggeneral of OEI, who stressed: The purpose of this meeting is for science to occupy an appropriate place in the formulation of the policies of our countries. The outbreak of the epidemic surprised us in a moment of weakness, with science losing 0.69% to 0.65% of GDP. Latin America. Now, after these difficult years, the social value of science has emerged.a.
Daniel Filmus, Mto enter Argentina Science, Technology and Innovation, He thanked the officials attending the summit for their presence and stressed the value of meeting collectively and in the same venue for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic to work on the various challenges facing Ibero-America for Science. and Technology. Reaching 1% of GDP for investment in science and technology should be the goal of all countries in the region.no, he thought.
In another part of the opening speech, general secretary aforementioned: “Pcontinue OEI’s accredited experience is at your disposal andin the field of science. Like what to know a From the missionary areas of our organization.
Then opening revealed the first area for discussion which has the following question as the vector axis How to ensure the stability of funding for science across economic situations? How do you integrate research and development with innovation in the local production systems environment, maximizing the economic and social impact of investment in science and technology?
Brian Erazo, research and innovation coordinator for SENACIT from Honduras I know i ask😕Who do we benefit from our mission? For greater equity, we need to steer our scholarship systems and engage with the dissemination of science in the early levels of school.
Ecuador’s Under-Secretary-General for Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation Andrea de Lourdes Ibáñez Zapata said it is necessary to establish a normative and regulatory framework that allows for greater flexibility when undertaking science, technology and innovation.
The second part of the speeches started with Arturo Luis Luna Tapia, Colombian Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, presenting the work plan and agenda of the ministry, which is a leader in research and innovation policies under the guidance of scientific diplomacy missions. Plan that aligns with several sustainable development goals (SDGs), such as affordable and clean energy production.
Next, Delia Aideé Orozco Hernández, deputy director of technology development, connectivity and innovation at CONACYT of Mexico, reviewed the highlights of the institution’s humanities, sciences, technologies and innovation (HCTI) plan. Bernabé Eduardo Felippo, president of Paraguay CONACYT, stressed the importance of creating public-private partnerships to retain and attract talent.
Under question: How to design a research career that contributes to the strengthening of the CYT system as a whole and promotes higher quality and impact research? How to promote more researcher training in line with international standards? Gonzalo Arévalo, director general of research planning at the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, talked about the reform the Iberian country is developing in the law on science and technology with the aim of reaching 1.25% of GDP in STI investments.. Cuban Minister of Science, Technology and Environment Elba Rosa Pérez Montoya stated that the demographic aspect is necessary to consolidate human resources in science, technology and innovation and to reach, attract and train young researchers who follow the development of new knowledge.
To end this phase of interventions, Guatemala’s National Secretary of Science and Technology Ana Judith Chan Orantes reviewed the issues that that country’s government has identified as priorities across the spectrum of science and technology: climate change, sustainable development, smart cities, among others.
More than 20 ministers and senior officials countries, organizations such as UNESCO, CPLP and the African Unionpublic and private research institutions and universities from different countries in the region. PTo discuss the directions that scientific collaboration should adopt in Ibero-America
The final panel addressed the question: How to join global research networks without overlooking local demands? How can the most developed countries of Iberian-America support those in the previous stages? How can science be a diplomatic tool that contributes to a country’s international projection?
Carlos Enrique Alvarado Briceño, Costa Rican Minister of Science, Innovation, Technology and Telecommunications, initiated a discussion about the possibilities of Latin America’s peoples to participate in global research networks without losing sight of their social demands.
There was also talk about how to design a career that contributes to the strengthening of the CYT system as a whole and promotes higher quality and impact research and how to encourage more researcher training in line with international standards. It also explained how science can become a diplomatic tool that contributes to a country’s international projection.
Alberto Majó Piñeyrúa, responsible for the office of Uruguay’s National Directorate of Innovation, Science and Technology, advocated the idea that each country should have its own working agenda and set priorities, regardless of the size and scope of science systems. with the aim of promoting the same agenda and the same priorities, later in cooperation with other countries, as regards the scientific-technological path.
There were different points on how to integrate research and development with innovation in the local production systems environment, maximizing the economic and social impact of investment in science and technology.
Paulo César Rezende de Carvalho Alvim, Brazilian Minister of State for Science, Technology and Innovation, proposed potential and strategic ways for the most developed countries of Iberian-America to support countries in the early stages of development. Benjamín Marticorena Castillo, president of Peruvian CONCYTEC, stated that each country has areas of interest and uniqueness, natural resources and common problems that it shares with neighboring countries, and recommended that these common areas be exploited by diplomatic means of international cooperation. . . .
Amelia Polónia, Board of the Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation, gave concrete examples of the promotion and use of diplomatic tools to help related countries achieve mutual benefit in their international projections.
As a result, a space was opened for results, and then a plan of action was presented to the OEI in the field of science entrusted. this The purpose of this Forum was to open a space for discussion and reflection among Ibero-American ministers responsible for Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) policy on what scientific collaboration initiatives could be adopted to increase the capacities and outcomes of I systems. +D+i. All this with the ultimate goal of making Science succeed in transforming Ibero-America.
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