Forum organized by CABEI highlights strengthening of regional integration based on Science and Technology systems


The virtual event was attended by distinguished international and regional professionals.

Tegucigalpa, October 20, 2020.- The technological gaps evidenced with the arrival of the "new normal" caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in which working, studying and even socializing occur through digital media are better identified than ever, so it is necessary to put them on the table to re-plan public policies that meet these needs.

In this scenario, the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) on Tuesday developed the virtual forum: "Science, Technology and Innovation for Development: the necessary normality", which outlined how regional integration would be possible based on Science and Technology systems linked between countries and their productive systems.

How to help in the improvement of production processes in order to contribute to the large-scale manufacture of health inputs, and to technological innovators and startups organizing themselves to provide solutions to the most urgent and pressing problems through science and technology, as well as how to increase investment in research and development (R&D) in Latin America were some of the topics developed by the high-level panel

CABEI Executive Vice President a.i., Nadia Baldelomar was in charge of the virtual event opening; while Mrs. Celia Maria Arguello, Head of the Regional Center for Integration and Development (CRID) provided a wide overview of the current situation in the region.

The first speech was made by Mr. Carlos Alvarado Cerezo, Secretary General of the Central American Higher University Council (CSUCA); the second by Mr. Fernando Peirano, President of the National Agency for the Promotion of Research, Technological Development and Innovation; and the third by Victor Sánchez Urrutia, National Secretary of the National Secretariat of Science, Technology and Innovation (SENACYT); while the closing speech was made by Dr. Maximiliano Alonso, CABEI Director for Argentina.