Programme / Scientific Cooperation and Regional Integration for the 2030 Agenda in LAC

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Day 2

Wednesday / 8 nov

11:30 - 13:00

Special session:
Scientific Cooperation and Regional Integration for the 2030 Agenda in LAC
Organised by:  UNESCO
Venue: King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre, Dead Sea 1 - Sea Floor
Abstract: 

This Session will be composed of a panel of 4-5 regional experts who will present ideas and solutions to foster scientific cooperation in Latin America and the Caribbean and introduce CILAC (Open Science Forum for Latin America and the Caribbean) as the space to forge and strengthen regional cooperation. Some of the areas to be addressed in this session will include: How to promote integrated approaches between countries in LAC; funding for regional research; the interface between science-policy and society; cross-learning platforms to foster smart bench-marking between countries and communities; education for science to strengthen citizenship and democracy for sustainable development in Latin America and the Caribbean. 

 

Advancing in the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development in Latin America and the Caribbean demands new integrated, innovative approaches and regional collaboration to fully harness the potential of science in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Therefore, this session aims to reinforce CILAC as tool that contributes to building a sustainable future in Latin America and the Caribbean.

 

The session will open with a presentation of the results, recommendations and outputs of CILAC 2016 followed by a brief insight into what to expect in the second edition of the open science forum for Latin America and the Caribbean, to be held in Panama City in 2018, followed by a dynamic journalistic-style discussion, moderated by the chosen expert to promote the dialogue and exchange between the panellists and the audience.

Expected results:

  • The international scientific and governmental community aware on the importance of scientific cooperation to strengthen regional integration towards the 2030 Agenda.
  • Higher international visibility of the CILAC Open Science Forum in LAC strategy as an example of a multiple stakeholder platform for science, technology and innovation towards the implementation of the SDGs.
  • To strengthen UNESCO’s role as a leading actor in the promotion of science as a bridge for peace and development.

 

CILAC: Open Science Forum is spearheaded by the UNESCO Regional Office for Sciences for Latin America and the Caribbean and supported by a number of regional partners that set out to influence science policies and the decision-making processes in Latin America and the Caribbean, through the promotion of dialogue between science, politics and civil society.

 

 

Moderator:

  • Lidia Brito, Director, UNESCO Regional Office for Sciences in Latin America and the Caribbean

 

Panelists:

  • Lino Barañao, Minister of Science and Technology, Argentina;
  • Daniel Martínez, Mayor, Montevideo City;
  • Victor Sanchez Uritia, Minister of Science and Technology of Panama;
  • Cesar Ocampo, Director ColCiencias, Colombia
  • Seema Kumar, Vice-President of Johnson and Johnson Innovation