Our S4D4C team member Marga Gual Soler has authored a new science diplomacy report for the UNESCO Regional Office for Science for Latin America and the Caribbean.
The policy paper “Science Diplomacy in Latin America and the Caribbean: Strategies, Mechanisms, and Perspectives” is the first comprehensive analysis of the science, technology, and innovation diplomacy landscape in the Latin American region, conducted as part of the preparatory activities for the Latin American Open Science Forum (Foro CILAC) to be held next April 2021 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is available at the Foro CILAC website.
The document maps key science diplomacy strategies, instruments, and mechanisms at the national, subnational, and regional level in Latin America, analyzes challenges and opportunities and offers concrete recommendations for governments, universities, international organizations, and other stakeholders interested in strengthening the science-foreign policy nexus.
The report was launched on Wednesday 11 November on the Foro CILAC Youtube channel. Marga presented its main findings and chaired a panel with some of the actors featured in the report: Antonio Copete (Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Colombia), Thais Collado (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Panama), Pedro Ivo da Silva (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Brazil), Marcella Ohira (Inter-American Institute for Change Research Global, Uruguay), and María Estelí Jarquin (University of Costa Rica). The event was held in Spanish. A recording is available.