BRINGING TOGETHER LATIN AMERICAN AND INTERNATIONAL PRACTITIONERS
The Falling Walls Engage Hub Argentina is a space for Science Engagement practitioners and organisations in the Southern Cone region of South America to share experiences and connect their work.
The Hub is hosted by Fundación Ciencia Joven (FCJ) and managed by Oscar Contreras-Villaroel, president of FCJ, with the support of Elizabeth Haug, Regional Director of Programmes.
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HUB ARGENTINA EVENT 2022: FOCUS ON PLANETARY HEALTH
On 28 October 2022, the Hub hosted an exciting day of discussions and workshops on Science Engagement and Planetary Health at the Science Cultural Centre in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
This event gathered experts and practitioners from the fields of science dissemination, citizen participation and science policy to exchange on experiences and best practices, as well as students. Topics discussed included community engagement, climate change politics, gender-specific approaches and introductions to science communication formats.
The event was joined by special guests Carolina Vera, Vice Chair of the IPCC’s Working Group I (WGI) and Director of the Argentinean-French Institute for Climate Studies, as well as Raúl Estrada Oyuela, diplomat, former representative of Argentina at the UN Assembly, and chairman of the Kyoto Protocol in 1997.
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AN EXCEPTIONAL HUB LAUNCH IN 2020 WITH 90+ PARTICIPANTS
The Hub Argentina was launched in August 2020 during a two-day online community workshop with leading practitioners in the field, followed by a thrilling sciethon with the STEM Youth members of FCJ.
Participants had the opportunity to get a glimpse of the current state of Science Engagement on the continent, share their experiences and solutions on how to engage the public, and explore potential collaborations to expand their network and activities.
Speakers included María Eugenia Fazio, Professor in Public Communication of Science and Technology at the National University of Quilmes (Argentina) and Yurij Castelfranchi, Associate Professor of Sociology at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil).