Did you know that Colombia has Divisional Councils for Science, Technology and Innovation?

Did you know that Colombia has Divisional Councils for Science, Technology and Innovation?

While there is still not a lot of talk about the Science, Technology and Innovation Divisional Councils Codec, there are 32 in the country and there is one for each division.

“These organisms of mixed composition, every department head, Public and private Higher Education Institutions, Research Centers, Chambers of Commerce, researchers, businessmen, non-governmental organizations, They are, inter alia, responsible for advising the ministry government on science, technology and innovation and promoting mechanisms to encourage investment and participation in projects in this sector”, explains the Ministry of Technology.

But why are they talking about Codecti? The issue came up again after Minister Arturo Luna announced that they would issue a new decree to regulate its functioning.

“The aim is to issue a decree listening to the voices of the regions to facilitate the strategic work of each CODECTI. Changes are needed to represent the actors of each ecosystem of the Science, Technology and Innovation departments. “We appreciate each and every one of the suggestions they have given us to strengthen this new arrangement, drawing on their experience and knowledge,” said Luna, Minciencias, of Bucaramanga, Santander.

What are they doing?

They explained that such advisory bodies from Minciencias are important to the government. Therefore, they met with different members to amend the Decree No. 1557 of 2022, which regulates the functions and composition of the said Chapter Councils.

“This process was carried out hand in hand with the regions of the country, so workshops were held at the national level with the participation of about 240 people from different CODECTIs. The purpose of these consultation areas has been to reflect the current decree and contribute to the construction of new regulations regarding the criteria for determining the classification, composition, functions and management of CODECTI”.

Taking these regional studies into account, Minciencias analyzes the recommendations obtained at the workshops. Next, the citizen consultation phase will progress through the ministry portal where comments are expected to allow for a strategic, inclusive and participatory Decree.

Worth mentioning The aforementioned government program designs three areas of study:

  • Promote and dynamite the regional capacities of each of the departments in the CTeI.
  • Express CODECTI as a cross actor for inter-agency (Quad Helix), inter-sectoral (Ministry and national organizations) and inter-regional (Regional Organizations) relations.
  • Develop a work plan to organize and strengthen the work of the Regional Systems in the CTeI with the support of Minciencias.

Current searches for Minciencias

First time In history, the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation filed a $111 billion call from the General Copyright System, will be distributed among initiatives to eradicate hunger in the country.

Arturo Luna Tapia, head of this portfolio, explained that they are being considered for the elaboration of the conversation, “Regional characteristics in terms of agricultural production, regional capacities in Science, Technology and Innovation, and characteristics of peasant communities so that the distribution of resources ensures that every department of the country and Bogotá DC has the possibility to finance a development. project. investment. In this way, we hope to finance 33 projects.”

Who can access?

they can Organizations that demonstrate experience in science, technology and innovation through projects that:

  1. Build strategic alliances between academia, business, local governments and civil society.
  2. Actively involve villager communities in the project by providing innovative solutions to their needs.
  3. They focus on strategic issues such as the fight against climate change for food access and availability, healthy eating and food stability.

The meeting, which will close in 96 days, includes the following important dates:

  • Closing: Wednesday, February 15, 2023 17:00
  • Publication of preliminary results: Tuesday, April 18, 2023.
  • Release of final results: Thursday, May 4, 2023.

There are several conditions that can be applied to participate and to be on the list of eligible. on this website. Here you can find the terms of reference and nine appendices containing information on the approval letter, corporate commitment, Governance Model, technical document, budget, approval model, format of the organization or rural community. “CTeI Projects managed or run by the advocate and members of the Union”, definitions of SGR’s CTeI Calls, regulatory framework of SGR’s CTeI, geographic distribution by department and region, and Regional requests.

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