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Second Public Consultation CRES+5 of Axis 5: Scientific and technological research and innovation as engines of human, social and economic development for Latin America and the Caribbean

12 January 2024 hora: 8:00 am - 6:30 pm

In preparation for the Regional Conference on Higher Education follow up meeting (CRES+5), scheduled for March 13-15, 2024 in Brasilia, we invite networks, higher education institutions, stakeholders and other actors involved in higher education to join the various virtual Public Consultations.

The second public consultation of axis 5: Scientific and technological research and innovation as engines of human, social and economic development for Latin America and the Caribbean will be held on January 12, 2024, from 8:00 to 18:30 (GMT-4, Caracas).


The roundtables will focus on the following topics:

Roundtable 1: Reflections on the impact of COVID-19 on scientific, technological and innovation processes in Latin America and the Caribbean

Time: 8:00 to 9:30

  • Fernando Cornejo: former Undersecretary of Health and of Science, Technology and Innovation, Ecuador
  • Helena Nader: President of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (ABC)
  • Adriana Kampff: Academic Vice-Chancellor of PUCRS, Brazil

Moderator: Osvaldo Corrales


Roundtable 2: Debate on the fourth mission of the University: Socio-technological Innovation

Time: 10:00-11:30

  • Paulo Barone: Division of Dissemination and Popularization of Science and Technology at IBICT, Brazil
  • Pablo Miguez: UNGS researcher
  • Verónica Sforzin: UNLP
  • Verena Hitner: Executive Secretary of the National Council for Industrial Development of Brazil

Moderator: Jorge Audy


Roundtable 3: Open science and democratization of knowledge

Time: 14:00 – 16:00

  • Patricio Álvarez: UNEMI researcher
  • Rina Pazos: former Vice-Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation
  • Marcia Barbosa: Secretary of Policies and Strategic Programs of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of Brazil

Moderator: René Ramírez Gallegos


Roundtable 4: Science, technology and innovation from the local territories: Spatial deconcentration of knowledge production in Latin America and the Caribbean

Time: 16:30 – 18:30

  • Fabricio Guevara: Rector of the National University of Milagro
  • Edgar Zayago: Director of the Doctorate in Development Studies at the Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas
  • Renato Janine: President of the Brazilian Society for the Advancement of Science (SBPC)
  • Mirtha Verbeke: former Minister of Education of the province of San Luis, Argentina
  • Odir Dellagostin: President of the Council of Research Support Foundations of Brazil

Moderator: Agustina Rodriguez Saá


We invite you not to miss the opportunity to be part of this essential conversation to enrich the debate and contributions in the construction of CRES+5. Our commitment is to broaden the representation and relevance of higher education in our region and to discuss the future of science, technology, innovation, humanities and arts.


Registration link: https://unesco-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ldOmopj4vH9dougPkN0aqt9dl5OEfA3kp


12 January 2024
8:00 am - 6:30 pm