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Authorities Will Debate about Health Sovereignty, Digital Technologies and Eco-Innovation at ECLAC’s Regional Conference
Senior authorities from Latin America and the Caribbean and representatives of international organizations, academia and the private sector will discuss on December 13-15 the development strategies of the region’s countries and the role of health sovereignty, digital technologies and eco-innovation, among other issues, during the Third Meeting of the Conference on Science, Innovation and Information and Communications Technologies, organized by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Government of Argentina and which will be held using a hybrid format.
The event will be inaugurated in person in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Monday, December 13 at 11 a.m. local time (GMT-3) by Alberto Fernández, President of Argentina (video greeting); Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of ECLAC; Daniel Filmus, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation of Argentina; Paola Vega Castillo, Minister of Science, Innovation, Technology and Telecommunications of Costa Rica; and Santiago Cafiero, Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship of Argentina.
Subsequently, ECLAC will present a position document entitled Innovation for development: the key to a transformative recovery in Latin America and the Caribbean.
On the basis of examples and good practices, the meeting aims to move forward on identifying common areas of action for defining a regional work agenda on science, technology and innovation for the next two years.
On its distinct panels, which will be held virtually, participants will debate about the relevance of institutions and public policies for promoting science, technology and innovation; the diaspora and the circulation of talent in Latin America and the Caribbean; the development of genome repositories in the region; the gender perspective in science, technology and innovation systems; the role of science and technology in health sovereignty; the role of digital technologies and the new business models and new productive capacities in SMEs in the digital age; the contribution of aerospace and satellite technologies to sustainable development; technological development and added value in the lithium chain; and eco-innovation, the energy transition and sustainable production, among other topics.
What: Third Meeting of the Conference on Science, Innovation and Information and Communications Technologies of ECLAC.
At the meeting’s inauguration – December 13, at 11:00 a.m. local time in Argentina (GMT-3)
- Alberto Fernández, President of Argentina (video).
- Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of ECLAC.
- Daniel Filmus, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation of Argentina.
- Paola Vega Castillo, Minister of Science, Innovation, Technology and Telecommunications of Costa Rica.
- Santiago Cafiero, Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship of Argentina.
When: Monday, December 13 to Wednesday, December 15, 2021.
Where: Live transmission via https://live.cepal.org/innovalac. Part of the event will also be transmitted online via ECLAC’s website and on the Commission’s social media accounts on Twitter (https://twitter.com/cepal_onu) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/cepal.onu).
Panels (via Zoom): https://innovalac.cepal.org/3/en/node/53