The launching of the of the first Latin American and Caribbean Open Science Forum – CILAC 2016 will take place on the 28th February 2016 in the town hall of Montevideo.
The event will be honoured with the presence of the UNESCO Deputy Director General, Mr Getachew Engida, the Mayor of Montevideo, Mr Daniel Martínez, and senior national and international authorities from Uruguay and the region.
The enormous challenges of our time require interdisciplinary and multisectoral collaboration in all areas of the Latin American and Caribbean. UNESCO has joint forces with the Government of Montevideo, the Uruguayan National Agency for Research and Innovation (ANII), the Universidad de la República (UDELAR, Uruguay) and the Association of Universities Grupo Montevideo (AUGM) to implement this pioneering event.
CILAC 2016 is also supported by the Latin American Network for the Popularization of Science and Technology, the Technological Laboratory of Uruguay and the National Commission for UNESCO among others. The meeting will take place from the 6th-9th September in Montevideo, the host city which is ready to embrace regional and global governmental representatives, universities, civil society, businesses and many more.
CILAC 2016 is formulated with the framework of new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, recently approved by the United Nations System.
The forum will be a space to discuss policies, innovation, present research findings, ideas and network with your associates from throughout the region. The outcome will contribute to a regional agenda for science, technology and innovation which will be presented during the forthcoming World Science Forum for Peace to be held in Jordan in November 2017.
The program includes conferences, workshops, technical visits, presentations of policy papers, poster exhibition, promotional stands, as well as recreational and cultural activities. The Forum will also promote a dialogue between science and citizenship, through multiple open-access public events in different neighbourhoods throughout Montevideo – Science in the street.
Exhibitors get a great opportunity to connect with people in their region who want to know about their products and services. The forum also provides an excellent space to promote your latest innovation, invention, research findings and developments. Working in partnership together will allow us all to achieve greater visibility and positioning on the regional and global stage as well as create unique opportunities and ventures.
Please feel free to contact Luis Carrizo, General Coordinator for further information on the event or consult the official website for news and updates on CILAC 2016: the 1st Latin American and Caribbean Open Science Forum.