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Pact signed to boost science, technology and innovation

Science, technology and innovation in the Caribbean and Latin America is expected to get a major boost with the signing of a cooperation agreement.

The pact signed by the Economic Commission for Latin American and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Center for Strategic Studies and Management in Science, Technology and Innovation (CGEE) aims to achieve greater regional integration in these disciplines.

According to ECLAC this will be achieved through high-level meetings and joint projects between countries. ECLAC will also contribute to the setting up of a study center in collaboration with the Campinas University and the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro to train managers in development policies.

The agreement was signed at ECLAC’s headquarters in Santiago, Chile by CGEE president, Mario Laplane accompanied by CGEE director, Gerson Gomes and ECLAC executive secretary, Alicia Barcena together with the deputy secretary, Antonio Prado.

The first agreement was signed in 2005 to guide joint actions including collaborations in projects and conferences.

CGEE is a civil society organization in Brazil that promotes scientific and technological development.