Knowledge societies need knowledge citizens. Latin American and Caribbean countries have understood this and have promoted various mechanisms and policies focused on the incorporation of the science and technology popularization.

Evidence of this is the importance that Latin American governments have gradually given, in recent years, to the dissemination of science in public agendas and policy. This panel session aims to contribute to the debate on policy and mechanisms, and implementation processes, carried out to implement the popularization of science in the Latin American and Caribbean countries.

It is essential to emphasize the tools that contribute, through its dissemination and exchange of experience and best practices, to propose policies and hemispheric strategies on the science and technology popularization. This panel will present on one hand the results of the survey of popularization policies and mechanisms conducted by UNESCO Montevideo and the Network for the Popularization of Science and Technology in Latin America and the Caribbean (Red POP) in the countries of the region. It is a collection of policies and mechanisms contributing to the dissemination of science in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The survey offers to researchers and policy makers some of mechanisms and strategies implemented by the countries of the region.

On the other hand the panel will present and share experiences in this field carried out by the leading institutions of science and technology (ministries/authorities) of Argentina , Brazil, Chile and Mexico highlighting the importance of sharing knowledge, expertise and capabilities.

Results will be presented with particular emphasis on the mechanisms and policies for social inclusion and political participation; mainly because policies and instruments entered the agenda of many countries, specifically related to the issue of social inclusion. 

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Public policies and mechanisms for the development of scientific culture in Latin America and the Caribbean

Ernesto FERNÁNDEZ POLCUCH   Science Policy and Capacity-Building Programme, UNESCO Regional Office for Sciences in Latin America and the Caribbean, Montevideo, Uruguay

Alessandro BELLO   Science Policy and Capacity-Building Programme, UNESCO Regional Office for Sciences in Latin America and the Caribbean, Montevideo, Uruguay

Luisa MASSARANI   Researcher at the Studies on Science Communication, Museum of Life, House of Oswaldo Cruz/Fiocruz Director of RedPOP, the Network for Science Popularisation for Latin America and the Caribbean

Brudny Vera  

Riestra Gustavo  

Tagueña Julia –

Knowledge societies need knowledge citizens. Latin American and Caribbean countries have understood this and have promoted various mechanisms and policies focused on the incorporation of the science and technology popularization.

Evidence of this is the importance that Latin American governments have gradually given, in recent years, to the dissemination of science in public agendas and policy. This panel session aims to contribute to the debate on policy and mechanisms, and implementation processes, carried out to implement the popularization of science in the Latin American and Caribbean countries.

It is essential to emphasize the tools that contribute, through its dissemination and exchange of experience and best practices, to propose policies and hemispheric strategies on the science and technology popularization. This panel will present on one hand the results of the survey of popularization policies and mechanisms conducted by UNESCO Montevideo and the Network for the Popularization of Science and Technology in Latin America and the Caribbean (Red POP) in the countries of the region. It is a collection of policies and mechanisms contributing to the dissemination of science in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The survey offers to researchers and policy makers some of mechanisms and strategies implemented by the countries of the region.

On the other hand the panel will present and share experiences in this field carried out by the leading institutions of science and technology (ministries/authorities) of Argentina , Brazil, Chile and Mexico highlighting the importance of sharing knowledge, expertise and capabilities.

Results will be presented with particular emphasis on the mechanisms and policies for social inclusion and political participation; mainly because policies and instruments entered the agenda of many countries, specifically related to the issue of social inclusion. 

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