“We need to devote more time and skills to access science.”
That science and its communication be represented in a decentralized manner and from its diversity, embodies the advocacy and conviction that motivated Nicholas Domkey Since he was a college student to train as an engineer in plant biotechnology at University of Concepción (UdeC). And every day more. He directed his career towards a diploma in public and territorial policies, a research that he developed within the framework of the master’s thesis in forestry sciences at UdeC, through which he seeks to contribute to the design of public policies that support the emergence of companies in the scientific and technological base in a decentralized manner in south-central Chile and to participate Active in the most diverse scientific and scientific communication activities.
Recently, he added a new mentor to his short and profitable career, which is where he was Dialogue moderator, “Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Communications in the Twenty-first Century: Towards Building a Diverse Viewpoint”, Whose investigation was proposed and incorporated into the flagship program of CELAC Forum 2021, Based in Montevideo (Uruguay), held last week. The meeting which promoted itself as a space for Latin America and the Caribbean for discussion and exchange of related ideas and experiences Promote and implement effective science, technology and innovation policies in line with the sustainable development goals of the 2030 Agenda2021 marked the beginning of a decisive decade for it. Many actors participate in the forum, which is held every two years, and whose release has been postponed for 2020 until now, from political and academic authorities to scholars, and the committee chaired by Domkey discussed advocates from Ecuador, Bolivia, Uruguay and Chile.
It can only be a source of pride for the young man who applied to this committee in 2019, in light of the connections made with others and other youth involved in science contacts in Latin America with whom he met in his various participation in activities, including the previous edition of the CELAC Forum 2018 In Panama. His experience fueled the desire to make space a reality ever since “I have always seen that science communication and the representation of Chile abroad are central. I wanted to represent Chile from the regions.”, Domke highlights. Another strong inspiration for the event was the Show Multiple options and platforms To communicate science and references that represent Diversity of gender and gender, in terms of ages and interests. The diverse world of the people involved in this mission.
Approach, Question and Progress
He showed that scientific communication can take place from different regions, in different ways, and that we, as scientists and officials in the field of communication, have different motivations and experiences., Domke details as goals for a painting and ways to show the great diversity that exists within the concept of science.
He believes this allows for Society sees scholars as close peopleIt is not superior as it happened for a long time and many times due to the behavioral issues of the experts themselves, and this is crucial for bringing knowledge closer to everyone and everyone appreciates the role of science and the work of those who develop it “I believe that society needs to understand the role that science plays in their daily lives, such as electrical devices or a vaccine against Covid-19, and that we as scientists need to devote more time and skills to access science and technology. Knowledge in society,” Nicholas Domkey reflects that.
In his view, the thing transcendent about changing the above, and thus the contribution of outreach activities, is that it is through community access, connections and “Together, we will be able to challenge our political powers to provide greater support and public funding for science and we can emerge from the less than 0.4% of GDP that we have been stagnant in for several years.”Confirms. As many researchers have done for a long time, the truth is that investment in science is invested in national progress, and advancement in science is progressing as a country.
* Foro Cilac 2021 is providing videos of the activities carried out during the days of the event, on its YouTube channel.
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