As part of UNU-MERIT’s UNESCO Chair on Science, Technology and Innovation Policies for Sustainable Development for Latin America, we proudly announce our series of webinars on Science, Technology and Innovation Policies for Sustainable Development in Latin America.
The meetings will be framed around four main challenges for STI policies in the region. These topics crucially depend on the intrinsic characteristics of the region, as well as on global trends in the changing techno-economic paradigm. The challenges include:
- The search for appropriate institutions and governance for STI policies;
- The multifold impact of automation and digital transitions;
- Energy transition and sustainable economic growth;
- The reorganization of international production and global value chains.
To address these questions, the UNU-MERIT’s UNESCO Chair is hosting a wide range of remarkable scholars, experts and policymakers to contribute new ideas and research in a new series of webinars. The meetings will take place between December 2022 and May 2023. Some of the overarching questions guiding the discussion are the following:
Are STI policies in Latin America consistent with the countries’ development strategies? Does an adequate institutional framework support them?
How will automation and artificial intelligence impact the region’s labour markets?
How are global value chains being reorganized in light of the rising uncertainties (COVID-19) and the continued search for resilience and value capture?
Is the green transition an opportunity or a further constraint to growth in Latin American countries?
06/12/2022 – Gabriela Dutrénit (Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Xochimilco, México): ”Science Technology & Innovation policy, development strategy and social inclusion: The challenges to design the policy mix”.
14/03/2023 – Pascual Restrepo (Boston University): Origins and implications of the current wave of automation technologies.
Andrés Velasco (London School of Economics): Date TBC.
Gary Gereffi (Duke University): Date TBC.