In late June 2017, INGSA hosted a highly successful workshop in Buenos Aires on enhancing capacities for science advice to policymakers in South America.
INGSA was also proud to announce the foundation of an INGSA Latin America Chapter that will continue to assist development of evidence-informed policy mechanisms in the region.
To foster and facilitate INGSA activities in South America, a steering committee has been formed to drive the development of the Latin America and the Caribbean chapter (INGSA-LAC). The steering committee are currently developing a workplan of activities and opportunities for the chapter.
The members of the INGSA-LAC steering committee are:
Marcelo Garcia (Patron) – Marcelo is the Coordinator of Innovation and Europe Affairs, Directorate of Energy, Science and Technology and Innovation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the Government of Chile.
Carlos Abeledo (Interim Chair) – Carlos is a Professor at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Alejandro Cappadoro – Alejandro is the Provincial Director for Initiatives of High Technological and Social Impact at the Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation for the Province of Santa Fe, Argentina.
Patricia Gadaleta – Patricia is a Professor at the Universidad Argentina de la Empresa, and a professor of Bioprocess at the University of Buenos Aires.
Andre Carlos Ponce de Leon Ferreira de Carvalho – Andre is a Professor, Computer Science Department, Universidade de São Paulo, São Carlos, Brazil.
Carlos Olavarria – Carlos is Executive Director, Centre for Advanced Studies in Arid Zones (CEAZA), Chile.
Sebastian Escobar – Sebastian is the Executive Director of the Citizen Science Foundation, Santiago, Chile.
Adriana Castaño – Adriana works as a national and international consultant for the private and government sectors and academic public sector in science, technology and innovation in Columbia.
Elizabeth Silvestre – Elizabeth is Scientific Director at INCLIMA and a consultant on climate change and environmental adaption in Peru.
Suher Carolina Yabroudi – Suher is Head of Water and Wastewater Treatment Systems at the Water Research Center, University of Zulia, Venezuela.
Soledad Quiroz – Soledad is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Santo Tomás, Chile.
The Regional Programme Officer and the contact for INGSA-LAC is: Oscar Reyes (email)
For more information on local workshops/awards/opportunities, or to get involved with INGSA-LAC, see the Activities page.
You can also find INGSA Case Studies in Spanish at our Case Studies page.