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CILAC at World Science Forum 2017

World Science Forum 2017, Jordan, 7th – 11th November.

Science for Peace

On Wednesday 8th November at the World Science Forum in Amman Jordan, UNESCO´s Regional Office for Science for Latin America and the Caribbean in Montevideo will hold a session titled ‘Scientific Cooperation and Regional Integration for the 2030 Agenda in LAC.’

 In line with this year’s overarching theme ‘Science for Peace’ this discussion will offer ideas and solutions on how to foster scientific cooperation in the region and present CILAC as an integral space to forge and strengthen regional cooperation. CILAC 2018 the second edition of Latin America’s Open Science Forum will take place in October 2018, Panama City, Panama.

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.

The session will be moderated by UNESCO Montevideo´s Regional Director for Science for Latin America and the Caribbean, Lidia Brito. Her approach towards promoting dialogue and exchange between the panellists of experts and the audience will be similar to one of a journalistic-style discussion. The panellists of experts include Minister of Science and Technology of Argentina, Lino Barañao, Minister of Science and Technology of Panama, Victor Sanchez Uritia, the Mayor of the City of Montevideo, Uruguay, Daniel Martínez, and Director of ColCiencias, Colombia, Cesar Ocampo.

According to Lidia Brito, “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.”

Please join us on Wednesday 8thNovember, 11:30 to 13:00,

Room: King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre, Dead Sea 1 – Sea Floor, And, for more information about CILAC 2018 please visit the website www.forocilac.org

For more information about UNESCO Regional Office for Science in Montevideo please visit: http://www.unesco.org/new/es/office-in-montevideo/home/