Venezuela in the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States proposes a regional agenda in science and technology for social transformation

The Minister of People’s Power for Science and Technology, Gabriela Jiménez Ramírez, at the meeting of Ministers and Higher Powers in Science, Technology and Innovation of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean Countries (CELAC), indicated that it is necessary to open the debate on the necessary science, which encourages and catalyzes the processes of social transformation, and takes into account the Consider the consequences of the global environmental crisis as a result of a wrong civilizational paradigm that threatens life.

The common science and technology agenda in the region must take into account lifelong rationality. Decolonizing scientific practice with its own methodology and methodology to ensure that the identity of our peoples of African descent – Latin America and the Caribbean are saved. As well as the aesthetics, truth and history of our indigenous peoples. We are responsible for the largest reserve of biodiversity, water, natural resources and vital cultural heritage on the continent.

Jiménez Ramírez emphasized that there is no morality without conscience, therefore it is necessary to accompany the training of children, youth, men and women to guide the essential professions in the practice of ethics and bioethics as a fundamental strategy to ensure life.

“Education for science is a daily exercise that we have to build as part of the social processes of national and regional dynamics. Our science must be able to have its own epistemology, practice, and spirituality,” he said, referring to a press release from the Ministry of Science and Technology.

Likewise, he highlighted that the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States is a suitable space for building knowledge, integration and multidisciplinary societies. “On behalf of President Nicolas Maduro, and within the framework of open science, Venezuela presents to the region the National Center for Regenerative Medicine, where the first stem cell corneal transplant was performed in Latin America,” he said.

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In this sense, he insisted, science must go further, “it must overcome the challenges of directing and promoting the scientific advocacy and culture of innovation in youth, women and workers, in order to transform creativity in daily practice into dreaming and conquering what is possible.”


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