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Title: IANAS science funding landscape workshop : Latin America and the Caribbean; Guatemala City, July 26-28, 2009
Authors: Cáceres, Armando
Franco, Edgar
Acevedo, Enrique
del Carmen Samayoa, María
Keywords: RESEARCH
Date: 2009
Publisher: Academy of Medical, Physical and Natural Sciences of Guatemala, GT
Abstract: The workshop was supported by the International Development Research Center (IDRC), the Inter Academy Panel on International Issues (IAP) and CONCYT Guatemala. There was a grant approved for this purpose given by the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) it was held in Guatemala City on July 27-29, 2009 at the Princess Hotel. The workshop brought together 11 agencies representatives and academics from 22 countries of the Americas. During the welcome speech David O’Brien spoke as representative of the IDRC and Howard Alper, IAP Co-chair, represented Science, Technology and Innovation Council. During plenary sessions David O’Brien spoke about IDRC of Canada, its history, objectives and programs that support and conduct research into the problems of developing regions of the world and into the means for applying and adapting scientific, technical and other knowledge to the economic and social advancement of those regions. Howard Alper in his speech delivered as the conference’s closing plenary session, spoke about Science Technology and Innovation Council, its strategies, principles, and priority areas. The Council provides advice in Science and Technology identified by Government and generate reports over 2 years on Canada’s S&T situation. He gave suggestions on what Latin-American countries should do in relation to the policies in science and technology. The workshop aimed to strengthen the links between the Science Academies of the region and regional and international funding organizations, making the Academies from the scientifically lagging countries aware of existent funding opportunities. Another objective was to create a forum in which the academic scientific leadership of the targeted countries could increase the linkages between academies. Additionally, it aimed to increase the ties between the Academies of Sciences in Central and South America and the Caribbean and the international programs of support and cooperation.
Description: Meeting: IANAS Science Funding Landscape Workshop, July 26-28, 2009, Guatemala City, GT
Project Number: 105448
Project Title: IANAS Workshop on Science Funding in Central and South America
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