6th Meeting of the Argentina Network
San Justo hosts the 6th meeting of the Argentina Network on 4 and 5 May.
The cities of the Argentina network met in San Justo under the motto “Technology and Social Innovation: Fostering People-Centered Sustainable Cities”, with the goal of thinking and sharing learning around principles 7 -Access to Information- and Principle 16 -Inclusive vocational guidance and job placement- of the Charter of Educating Cities, in line with one of the axes of the Declaration of Andong at the 2022 International Congress. The role of technologies in the development of educating cities, the fight against social inequality, the reduction of the digital divide, as well as economic development and job placement are key aspects to consider. The Argentina Network intends to learn from the strategies used by the different educating cities in the use of technology in a transversal way, in education and as a strategic ally in local development.
The IAEC General Secretary, Marina Canals, the Director of the IAEC Delegation for Latin America, Laura Alfonso, and the Mayor of San Justo, Nicolás Cuesta, open the meeting on May 4 and welcome participants.
This is followed by the Table of Mayors: “Education oriented towards social transformation: technology as a tool for social innovation” and the signature of the Declaration of the 16th International Congress Andong 2022 by attendaning cities. The afternoon session ends with the conference: “People-Centered Technology and Social Innovation”, by Ignacio Sanseovich, President of the Rosario Technological Pole and Business Director of TESCO, and with the signature of the Multi-stakeholder Pact: San Justo Educating City.
The second day of the meeting begins with technical visits to experiences. Attendees have the opportunity to learn about the following local projects: Tecnoteca Ferro-Cultural Space, Piccola Luna Nursery, 1 Albino Alessio Nursery and the Job Placement Center.
Next, there is the presentation of transformative local experiences by the following invited cities: Medellín, Caguas, Viladecans and the NGO Girls in Technology. The panel is moderated by the Delegation for Latin America.
Subsequently, Argentina member cities present their projects in the table “Educating alliances: articulation of skills and opportunitites in science, technology and innovation for sustainable development”, and also in poster format. Both sessions are moderated by San Justo.
The event closes with the celebration of the Argentina Network Assembly.