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Workshop on “Inventing a Better Future:
A Strategy for Building Regional Capacities in Science and Technology”

 Brasília, Brazil

July 21-23, 2010

In the framework of IANAS Capacity Building Programme, the Brazilian Academy of Sciences hosted the “IANAS Inventing a Better Future Workshop: A Strategy for Building Regional Capacities in Science and Technology” workshop. The event took place in Brasília between July 21st and 23rd, at the headquarters of the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), being also supported by the Global Network of Science Academies (IAP).

The major objectives of this workshop were to (1) present success cases in the Americas where Science Academies and National Research Councils had a central role in the ellaboration of S,T&I national strategies; (2) present and discuss examples of successful S,T&I National Plans; (3) plan and set up S,T&I priorities for countries in the region; (4) consider how decision makers adopt measures to strengthen the scientific and technological capacity of their countries; and (5) discuss integration and coordination of local actions among the countries of IANAS member Academies and other partner institutions to generate a synergistic relation that can benefit the parties involved.

Representatives from 17 countries of the Americas attended the workshop, which assembled high-level officers from 5 National Research Councils (Brazil, Ecuador, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, and Paraguay), representatives from 14 IANAS member Academies, and representatives from Nicaragua, Paraguay, Panama and Ecuador.


Programme

Workshop on “Inventing a Better Future:
A Strategy for Building Regional Capacities in Science and Technology”

Brasília, Brazil
July 21-23, 2010

July 21

Opening Ceremony
Chair: Hernan Chaimovich

09:30 – 09:45
Welcome words from the organizers and authorities

09:45 – 10:30
Building the Brazilian S&T System: Lessons from the Experience

Wrana Panizzi, Vice-President, CNPq
Hernan Chaimovich, Vice-President, Brazilian Academy of Sciences

10:30 – 11:00
Discussion

11:00 – 11:30
Coffee Break

Session 1
Chair: Graham Bell

11:30 – 12:50
Building National S&T Systems in the Americas: the State of the Art

Manuel Baldeon, SENACYT, Ecuador
Luis Ricardo Alvarez, SENACYT, Guatemala
Placido Gómez, MIESCYT, Dominican Republic
Miguel Angel Volpe, CONACYT, Paraguay

12:50 – 13:30
Discussion

13:30 – 15:00
Lunch

Session 2
Chair: Hernan Chaimovich

15:00 – 15:30
Inventing a Better Future: Science and Technology as a Priority for Development

Jacob Palis, President of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences and of the Academy of
Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS)

15:30 – 16:00
The Brazilian National S&T System

Carlos Alberto Aragão de Carvalho Filho, President, CNPq

16:30 – 17:00
Discussion

17:00 – 17:30
Coffee Break

Session 3
Chair: Miguel Kiwi

17:30 – 18:00
The US National S&T Capacity and Innovation Strategy

Steve Merrill, US National Academy of Sciences

18:00 – 18:30
S&T for Development: the Canadian Perspective
Graham Bell, The Royal Society of Canada

18:30 – 19:00
Discussion

July 22

Session 4 
Chair: Maria del Carmen Samayoa


The Role of the Academies in the Building-up of National S&T Systems

09:00 – 09:10
National Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences of Argentina

Roberto Cignoli, Vice-President

09:10 – 09:20
National Academy of Sciences of Bolivia

Antonio Saavedra Muñoz, Former President

09:20 – 09:30
Caribbean Academy of Sciences

Cecilia Caballero, Head of the Headquarters Office

09:30 – 09:40
Caribbean Academy of Sciences

Winston Mellowes, Foreign Secretary

09:40 – 10:10
Discussion

10:10 – 10:40
Coffee Break

Session 5
Chair: Roger Guerra-García

The Role of the Academies in the Building-up of National S&T Systems

10:40 – 10:50
Chilean Academy of Sciences

Miguel Kiwi, Pro-Secretary

10:50 – 11:00
Colombian Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences

Jaime Rodríguez Lara, President

11:00 – 11:10
Cuban Academy of Sciences

Luis Enrique Ramos Guadalupe, Secretary

11:10 – 11:20
Academy of Medical, Physical and Natural Sciences of Guatemala

Maria del Carmen Samayoa, President

11:20 – 12:00
Discussion

12:00 – 14:00
Lunch

Session 6
Chair: Jaime Rodríguez Lara

The Role of the Academies in the Building-up of National S&T Systems

14:00 – 14:10
National Academy of Sciences of Peru
Roger Guerra-García Cueva, President

14:10 – 14:20
Academy of Sciences of the Dominican Republic

Nelson Moreno Ceballos, President

14:20 – 14:30
Academy of Physical, Mathematical and Natural Sciences of Venezuela

Antonio Machado-Allison, Secretary

14:30 – 15:00
Discussion

Session 7
Chair: Nelson Moreno Ceballos

The Role of the Academies in the Building-up of National S&T Systems

15:00 – 15:10
Jorge Huete

Nicaraguan Academy of Sciences, President

15:10 – 15:20
Scientific Society of Paraguay

Manuel Morlis, President

15:20 – 15:30
Panamanian Association for the Advancement of Sciences

Mahabir Gupta, Secretary

15:30 – 16:00
Discussion

16:00 – 16:30
Coffee Break

Session 8
Chair: Hernan Chaimovich

16:30 – 17:30
Plenary Discussion: Lessons Learned

Closing Ceremony
Chair: Carlos Alberto Aragão de Carvalho Filho

17:30 – 18:00
Carlos Alberto Aragão de Carvalho Filho, President, CNPq
Hernan Chaimovich, Vice-President, Brazilian Academy of Sciences

July 23

09:00 – 14:00
City Tour

14:00 – 15:30
Lunch

16:00
Hotel

 


 

List of Participants

 

 

ARGENTINA

° Roberto Cignoli
Vice-President
National Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences of Argentina
Darwin 327 – 10th floor B
1414 Ciudad de Buenos Aires
Argentina 
Daytime Phone: +54 11 48112998
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BOLIVIA

° Antonio Saavedra Muñoz
Former President
National Academy of Sciences of Bolívia
16 de Julio Av. 1732. Paseo El Prado
Casilla de Correos 5829
Daytime Phone: +591 2 2441044 
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BRAZIL

° Daniel Ushida
Brazilian Academy of Sciences
Anfilófilo de Carvalho 29 3rd floor  
Rio de Janeiro, Brasil  
Daytime Phone: +55 21 39078132
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° Hernan Chaimovich
Vice-President
Brazilian Academy of Sciences
Biochemist
University of Sao Paulo
Butantan Institute
Av. Vital Brasil, 1500
Butantã - São Paulo - São Paulo - Brasil - 05503-900
Daytime Phone: +55 11 37263816
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° Jacob Palis
President
Brazilian Academy of Sciences
Pure and Applied Mathematics Institute (IMPA)
Estrada Dona Castorina, 110
Jardim Botânico - Rio de Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro - Brasil - 22460-320
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° Marcos Cortesão
IANAS Executive Secretary
Brazilian Academy of Sciences
Anfilófilo de Carvalho 29 3rd floor  
Rio de janeiro, Brasil  
Daytime Phone: +55 21 39078146
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° Paulo de Góes
Head of  International Cooperation Office
Brazilian Academy of Sciences
Anfilófilo de Carvalho 29 3rd floor  
Rio de janeiro, Brasil  
Daytime Phone: +55 21 39078120
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° Elisa Oswaldo Cruz
Press Division
Brazilian Academy of Sciences
Anfilófilo de Carvalho 29 3rd floor  
Rio de janeiro, Brasil  
Daytime Phone: +55 21 39078115 
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° Heitor Gurgulino de Souza
Former Director
National Research Council (CNPq)
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CANADA

° Graham Bell
President, Academy III
Royal Society of Canada
McGill University
Department of Biology
1205 Avenue Docteur Penfield, Montreal, Quebec, Canada  H3A 1B1
Daytime Phone: Office +514 398-6458 Laboratory  +514 398-6459
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CHILE

° Miguel Kiwi
Pro-Secretary
Chilean Academy of Sciences
Facultad de Física, Pontifícia Universidad Catolica
Casilla 306, Santiago, CHILE 690 4411
Daytime Phone: +56 2 686 4476
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COLOMBIA

° Jaime Lara Rodriguez
President
Colombian Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences 
Transversal 27, 39A-63
Apartado Aéreo 44763 
Bogotá D. E.
Colombia
Daytime Phone: +57 1 2682846
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CUBA

° Luiz Enrique Guadalupe
Cuban Academy of Sciences
Capitolio Nacional
Industria y San Jose.
La Habana 1030
CUBA
Daytime Phone: +537 867 0599
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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

° Cecília Caballero
Head of the Headquarters Office 
CCC
Calle Las Damas, 112
Esq.  E l Conde , Zona Colonial
Santo Domingo , Dominican Republic
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° Nelson Moreno Ceballos
President
Academia de Ciencias de República Dominicana
Calle Las Damas, 112
Esq.  E l Conde , Zona Colonial
Santo Domingo , Dominican Republic
Daytime Phone: (1.809) 689 2561 direct
 (1.809) 687 6315 central
 (1.809.534.1420  
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° Placido Gómez
Advisor
Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology (MESCYT)
University of Puerto Rico
P. O. Box 21739, San Juan, PR 00931-1739
Daytime Phone: (787) 764-0000
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ECUADOR

° Manuel Baldeon
National Secretary of Science and Technology
SENACYT
 Avs. Patria 850 y 10 de Agosto, esquina, edificio ex-Banco de Préstamos, piso 9
Daytime Phone: +593 2 250 9060 ext: 228
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° Maria Helena Villareal
Legal Advice Director
SENACYT
Avs. Patria 850 y 10 de Agosto, esquina, edificio ex-Banco de Préstamos, piso 9
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GUATEMALA

° Maria del Carmen Samayoa
President
Academy of Medical, Physical and Natural Sciences of Guatemala
Master in Toxicology
31 Av A 5-58 Zone 11
Guatemala City, Guatemala Province, Guatemala
Daytime Phone:  +502 22320735
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° Luiz Ricardo Alvarez
Technical Director Programs and Projects I&D 
SENACYT
3ª. Ave 3-28 zona 1 Guatemala, Guatemala
Daytime Phone: +502 22302664
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NICARAGUA

° Jorge Huete
President
Nicaraguan Academy of Sciences
UNIVERSIDAD CENTROAMERICANA, UCA. Rotonda R Darío 150 mts Oeste. Managua. Nicaragua
Daytime Phone: +505 2 2783923 ext.172
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PANAMA

° Mahabir Gupta
Secretary
APANAC
Apartado 0824-00172, Panama,
Republic of Panama
Daytime Phone: +507 523 6311
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PARAGUAY

° Manuel Morlis
President of the Scientific Society of Paraguay
Daytime Phone: 595-21-506-223/506-331/506-369
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° Miguel Angel Volpe
Member of the Board
CONACYT
Dr. Justo Prieto esq. Teófilo del Puerto,Villa Aurelia 
Asunción, PARAGUAY 
Daytime Phone: 595-21-506-223/506-331/506-369 
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PERU

° Roger Guerra-García Cueva
President
National Academy of Sciences of Peru
Las Moras 145 Miraflores, Lima 18 Peru
Daytime Phone: (051-1) 723-0283
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TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

° Winston Mellowes
Professor Emeritus & Foreign Secretary Caribbean Academy of Sciences
The University of the West Indies
Department of Chemical Engineering
St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago
Daytime Phone:  868 662 2002 Ex 2169
Fax: 868 662 4414
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USA

° Steve Merrill
Executive Director of S&T and Economic Policy
National Academy of Sciences
500 Fifth Street, N.W.,  K574 Washington, DC 20001
Daytime Phone: +202 334 1505
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VENEZUELA

° Antonio Machado Allison
Instituto de Zoología Tropical, Facultad de Ciencias Universidad Central de Venezuela 
(UCV) Paseo Los Ilustres. Urbanización Valle Abajo. Apartado Postal 47058. Caracas 1041-A 
Daytime Phone: +58 212 605.15.34
Fax: +58 212 605-1204
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Presentations

Workshop on “Inventing a Better Future:
A Strategy for Building Regional Capacities in Science and Technology”

Brasília, Brazil
July 21-23, 2010

July 21

Opening Ceremony
Chair: Hernan Chaimovich

09:30 – 09:45
Welcome words from the organizers and authorities

09:45 – 10:30
Building the Brazilian S&T System: Lessons from the Experience

Wrana Panizzi, Vice-President, CNPq
Hernan Chaimovich, Vice-President, Brazilian Academy of Sciences

10:30 – 11:00
Discussion

11:00 – 11:30
Coffee Break

Session 1
Chair: Graham Bell

11:30 – 12:50
Building National S&T Systems in the Americas: the State of the Art

Manuel Baldeon, SENACYT, Ecuador
Luis Ricardo Alvarez, SENACYT, Guatemala
Placido Gómez, MIESCYT, Dominican Republic
Miguel Angel Volpe, CONACYT, Paraguay

12:50 – 13:30
Discussion

13:30 – 15:00
Lunch

Session 2
Chair: Hernan Chaimovich

15:00 – 15:30
Inventing a Better Future: Science and Technology as a Priority for Development

Jacob Palis, President of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences and of the Academy of
Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS)

15:30 – 16:00
The Brazilian National S&T System

Carlos Alberto Aragão de Carvalho Filho, President, CNPq

16:30 – 17:00
Discussion

17:00 – 17:30
Coffee Break

Session 3
Chair: Miguel Kiwi

17:30 – 18:00
The US National S&T Capacity and Innovation Strategy

Steve Merrill, US National Academy of Sciences

18:00 – 18:30
S&T for Development: the Canadian Perspective
Graham Bell, The Royal Society of Canada

18:30 – 19:00
Discussion

July 22

Session 4 
Chair: Maria del Carmen Samayoa


The Role of the Academies in the Building-up of National S&T Systems

09:00 – 09:10
National Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences of Argentina

Roberto Cignoli, Vice-President

09:10 – 09:20
National Academy of Sciences of Bolivia

Antonio Saavedra Muñoz, Former President

09:20 – 09:30
Caribbean Academy of Sciences

Cecilia Caballero, Head of the Headquarters Office

09:30 – 09:40
Caribbean Academy of Sciences

Winston Mellowes, Foreign Secretary

09:40 – 10:10
Discussion

10:10 – 10:40
Coffee Break

Session 5
Chair: Roger Guerra-García

The Role of the Academies in the Building-up of National S&T Systems

10:40 – 10:50
Chilean Academy of Sciences

Miguel Kiwi, Pro-Secretary

10:50 – 11:00
Colombian Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences

Jaime Rodríguez Lara, President

11:00 – 11:10
Cuban Academy of Sciences

Luis Enrique Ramos Guadalupe, Secretary

11:10 – 11:20
Academy of Medical, Physical and Natural Sciences of Guatemala

Maria del Carmen Samayoa, President

11:20 – 12:00
Discussion

12:00 – 14:00
Lunch

Session 6
Chair: Jaime Rodríguez Lara

The Role of the Academies in the Building-up of National S&T Systems

14:00 – 14:10
National Academy of Sciences of Peru

Roger Guerra-García Cueva, President

14:10 – 14:20
Academy of Sciences of the Dominican Republic

Nelson Moreno Ceballos, President

14:20 – 14:30
Academy of Physical, Mathematical and Natural Sciences of Venezuela

Antonio Machado-Allison, Secretary

14:30 – 15:00
Discussion

Session 7
Chair: Nelson Moreno Ceballos

The Role of the Academies in the Building-up of National S&T Systems

15:00 – 15:10
Jorge Huete

Nicaraguan Academy of Sciences, President

15:10 – 15:20
Scientific Society of Paraguay

Manuel Morlis, President

15:20 – 15:30
Panamanian Association for the Advancement of Sciences

Mahabir Gupta, Secretary

15:30 – 16:00
Discussion

16:00 – 16:30
Coffee Break

Session 8
Chair: Hernan Chaimovich

16:30 – 17:30
Plenary Discussion: Lessons Learned

Closing Ceremony
Chair: Carlos Alberto Aragão de Carvalho Filho

17:30 – 18:00
Carlos Alberto Aragão de Carvalho Filho, President, CNPq
Hernan Chaimovich, Vice-President, Brazilian Academy of Sciences

July 23

09:00 – 14:00
City Tour

14:00 – 15:30
Lunch

16:00
Hotel