This panel session is jointly organized by UNESCO Regional Office for Science in LAC and RedPOP, the Network  for the Popularization of  Science  and  Technology  for  Latin  America  and  the  Caribbean. 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 RedPOP 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 (Ministry of Science, Technology and Produtivice Innovation, Vera  Brudny), Brazil (Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Douglas Falcão Silva) and Mexico (National Council of Science and Technology, Julia Tagueña) 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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Pubilc policies and policy mechanisms for science communication in Latin America

Ernesto Fernández Polcuch   UNESCO, Uruguay

Vera Brudny   Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Argentina

Douglas Falcão Silva   Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Brazil

Julia Tagueña   National Council of Science and Technology, Mexico

Luisa Massarani   RedPOP, Brazil Federico Franco -Dicyt, Uruguay

This panel session is jointly organized by UNESCO Regional Office for Science in LAC and RedPOP, the Network  for the Popularization of  Science  and  Technology  for  Latin  America  and  the  Caribbean. 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 RedPOP 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 (Ministry of Science, Technology and Produtivice Innovation, Vera  Brudny), Brazil (Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Douglas Falcão Silva) and Mexico (National Council of Science and Technology, Julia Tagueña) 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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