Experts to discuss Science and Technology Policies in Latin America
Specialists and authorities from 15 countries in the region will attend this two-day symposium.
(16 November 2007) The International Symposium"Technological Policies and Economic Development"will be held 6 and 7 December, organized by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Germany's Federal Ministry for Economic and Development Cooperation (BMZ), the German Cooperation Agency (GTZ), and the German organization InWEnt-Capacity Building International.
The symposium, which takes place at ECLAC headquarters in Santiago, Chile (Celso Furtado Conference Room, Av. Dag Hammarskjöld 3477, Vitacura), accompanies the launch of a new Manual on Public Policies in Science and Technology, produced by the ECLAC-GTZ programme for state modernization.
The event will be inaugurated by Ernesto Ottone, Deputy Executive Secretary of ECLAC; Peter Scholz, German Ambassador to Chile; and Martine Dirven, Officer-in-Charge of the ECLAC Division on Production, Productivity and Management.
World-recognized experts and top government authorities responsible for science and technology policies in 15 Latin America and Caribbean countries will participate. The symposium will encourage discussion of the top challenges in the design, implementation and evaluation of technological policies in the region.
According to symposium organizers, science, technology and innovation are part of the Latin American development agenda, in terms of official declarations of intent and plans. But now it is necessary to move beyond intentions and discuss policy design and implementation.
The event will begin on Thursday, 6 December with an international seminar on the key aspects of science and technology policies from a global perspective. Topics to be discussed include systems for innovation, human capital, financing, intellectual property and others. Case studies from China, India, the United States and the Caribbean will be presented.
A Regional Forum"Challenges in the Design and Implementation of Technology Policies in Latin America"will be held Friday, 7 December to analyze the challenge of new technological paradigms, the institutional foundations that are needed, appropriate methodologies and ways to measure efforts in innovation, among other topics.
The symposium will conclude with an open session on building a regional agenda for cooperation in science and technology policies in Latin America.
Media representatives are invited to this symposium.
For more details, and to register for this event, please contact: CyT_descepal.org