Government officials and specialists will participate on Tuesday, April 18 in the International seminar: “Territorial productive policies, digitalization and productivity”, which is organized by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and will be held at its main headquarters in Santiago, Chile using a hybrid format (in-person and virtual).
The event’s opening remarks will be made by Nicolás Grau, Minister of Economy, Development and Tourism of Chile; Félix Fernández-Shaw, Director for Latin America and the Caribbean of the European Commission’s DGINTPA; and Marco Llinás, acting Director of ECLAC’s Production, Productivity and Management Division.
The purpose of the seminar is to exchange experiences, outcomes and tools related to productive development work with a territorial approach, based on two projects financed by the European Union as part of the Facility for Development in Transition.
The first project is the Territorial Facility, implemented by ECLAC in Argentina, Chile and Colombia along with institutions specializing in territorial economic development, such as the Industry and Productive Development Secretariat in Argentina, the Regional Development Undersecretariat in Chile (SUBDERE) and the National Planning Department in Colombia.
The second one is the Digital Agriculture Facility, implemented by ECLAC in conjunction with the Ibero-American Network for the Digitalization of Agriculture and Livestock (RIDAG), which is composed of INTA Argentina, INIA Chile, IRTA Spain and INIA Uruguay. This project included consultancies in specific areas in Costa Rica (ICAFE) and Ecuador (Fundación Think Tank Cacao).
Through these projects, the Commission has promoted the development of subnational governmental capacities in territorial productive development. The work was centered on five areas: governance and multi-level organization; digitalization of agricultural businesses and local MSMEs; development of mixed rural outreach networks; management of territorial digital hubs; and development of Local Development Plans.
WHAT: International seminar “Territorial productive policies, digitalization and productivity”
WHEN: Tuesday, April 18 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. local time in Chile (GMT-4).
- Nicolás Grau, Minister of Economy, Development and Tourism of Chile.
- Félix Fernández-Shaw, Director for Latin America and the Caribbean of the European Commission’s DGINTPA.
- Marco Llinás, acting Director of ECLAC’s Production, Productivity and Management Division.
WHERE: ECLAC’s main headquarters in Santiago, Chile (Av. Dag Hammarsköld 3477, Vitacura).
Virtual connection via the Zoom platform (prior registration required): https://cepal-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1gdjnxegTZqsso0KeW_F8Q