President of Cuba defends the system of science and innovation (+ photo)

When a complex situation arises, the first thing to do is to seek support in scientific research, as the Head of State emphasized in his opening conference at the first international scientific conference of the University of Havana, Saber-UH 2023. We have to achieve the intersection, while continuing to work in the field of social sciences values ​​to achieve better results in government administration, the official at the capital’s Yara Film Theater noted.

Díaz-Canel advocated a strategy to strengthen and increase doctoral training, as highly qualified personnel is vital to the implementation of development programs based on science, technology and innovation.

He said that at present, the development of regions is imperative, that is, municipalities and provinces, and from these points the country must begin to move forward, and for this there are working groups with scientific advice.

He explained the need for a stronger interdependence in the world of science, technology and innovation.

Among the main functions of the system of government administration, he specified that it allows, among other aspects, the setting of priorities, the application of knowledge in decision-making; support the formulation, monitoring and evaluation of public policies; Enhance interactions and remove barriers.

He noted that the management system created allows for a systematic dialogue between scholars and the government, and this mode of work can be expanded to address other complex problems.

We want a significant impact of knowledge on development, not only in the scientific field, but also in local projects, among other sectors of the country.

The Head of State said that it is not only about innovation in technology, but also in structures, organization and management processes.

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Diaz-Canel referred to the scenario the country is experiencing, which was characterized by the economic battle and the intense economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States for more than 60 years on the largest of the Antilles.

Such a policy denied the Caribbean country in the most complex phase of the Covid-19 pandemic access to ventilators and supplies.

However, thanks to knowledge, science and innovation, it was possible to overcome these obstacles and we were even able to develop these teams here, in addition to locally produced vaccine candidates and immunogens that allow us today to show remarkable results in controlling the SARS virus.2.

“We have learned that science and innovation have an answer to everything,” concluded the head of the Caribbean nation.


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