In order to analyze the minute by which the Senate Science, Technology and Innovation Act of the Republic has been reformed since April 15, 2021, the remote forum “Dialogue and Reflections between Science and Policy”, where Senators, Senators and relevant representatives spoke about the said decree.
The organizer of the event, Senator Nestura Salgado García (Morena), stressed that science and technology are an essential component of the proper operation of any public policy, as they are fundamental axes of peace and sustainable development.
Noting that the use of the capabilities and talents of new generations will provide new prospects for the development of the country, the legislator announced that the law will soon be discussed in the Senate, and therefore, with what was raised in the forum, it will consider proposals to strengthen this law.
For Researcher at the Institute of Cell Physiology at UNAM, Marcia Herriart Urdanevia, the project sent by the House of Representatives to the co-legislator makes freedom of research subject to an agenda and a State Council that sets priorities and funding; He added that he also opposes the freedom and independence of the investigation.
“Science must be at the service of society, and science must receive unconditional economic support by the state to carry out its dictates, since the resources of the state that come from the social group must be in the service of this group.” Most notably, Jorge Alonso Sanchez, Honorary in the Order National Researchers.
Finally, Senator María Celeste Sanchez Sogía (Morena) stressed that science, technology and innovation activities are essential to contribute to the solution and the integrated development of the country, because the physical distancing imposed by the pandemic “adds levels of complexity to the large social community. Problems, why science and technology acquire a renewed and central importance” .
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