Prof. Miguel Viveiros, Scientific Coordinator of the GHTM Research Centre and of the «Centro Ciência LP» gave a flash interview about his Initial intervention in the Ciência 2021’s section dedicated to the latter organisation:
«Ciência LP, category 2 centre, under the auspices of UNESCO, balance and challenges».
The 36th UNESCO’s General Conference, 2011, approved the establishment of the «International Centre for Advanced Training of Scientists from Portuguese Speaking Countries in Basic Sciences», under the auspices of UNESCO, in Lisbon Portugal. The outcome of the agreement sealed between the Portuguese State and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is the «Centro Ciência LP», operating from the Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine – NOVA University of Lisbon.
«Centro Ciência LP» aims to:
To support capacity building of local institutions and help preventing “brain drain” by encouraging advanced training and the acquisition of transversal skills.
Actively contribute to the effective implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals SDG of the United Nations Agenda 2030.
To stimulate scientific networks’ consolidation and strengthen scientific knowledge sharing and transfer.
Encouraging the joint development of projects and initiatives with effective local impact.
To foster and reinforce scientific and technological approaches to local and regional problems in the context of global challenges.
Promote the valorisation and wide dissemination of scientific culture and encourage citizen science projects.
Centro Ciência LP is focused in guaranteeing effective cooperation among Portuguese Speaking Countries’ scientific and academic institutions, identifying and involving such partners within that Community. Its priority will be reaching scientific and technological institutions with strong local roots in public health, engineering, agriculture, teacher training, energy, among others. By appealing, nationally and internationally, to the social responsibility of varied institutions at a scientific level, it wants to play an active role in countering Africa’s “brain drain”, promoting its development.