Project Title

The STI Contribution to Policy Making on Natural Disaster Resilience: Better STI, Better Resilience, Better Competitiveness 

Project Year

2017   

Project Number

PPSTI 07 2017 

Project Session

Session 2   

Project Type

Standard 

Project Status

Project in Implementation   
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Project No.

PPSTI 07 2017 

Project Title

The STI Contribution to Policy Making on Natural Disaster Resilience: Better STI, Better Resilience, Better Competitiveness 

Project Status

Project in Implementation 

Publication (if any)

 

Fund Account

General Project Account 

Sub-fund

None 

Project Year

2017 

Project Session

Session 2 

APEC Funding

95,000 

Co-funding Amount

24,000 

Total Project Value

119,000 

Sponsoring Forum

APEC Policy Partnership on Science, Technology and Innovation (PPSTI) 

Topics

Science and Technology 

Committee

SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation (SCE) 

Other Fora Involved

 

Other Non-APEC Stakeholders Involved

 

Proposing Economy(ies)

Chile 

Co-Sponsoring Economies

China; Mexico 

Expected Start Date

01/01/2018 

Expected Completion Date

31/12/2018 

Project Proponent Name 1

Pedro Figueroa 

Job Title 1

Coordinator 

Organization 1

National Commission for Science and echnology Research (CONICYT) 

Postal Address 1

Calle Moneda 1375, Santiago, Chile 

Telephone 1

56-22 3654422 

Fax 1

Not Applicable 

Email 1

pfigueroa@conicyt.cl 

Project Proponent Name 2

Not Applicable 

Job Title 2

Not Applicable 

Organization 2

Not Applicable 

Postal Address 2

Not Applicable 

Telephone 2

Not Applicable 

Fax 2

Not Applicable 

Email 2

Not Applicable 

Declaration

Pedro Fugueroa 

Project Summary

Chile is proposing an initiative to foster a policy partnership ecosystem in APEC economies that aims to put STI-based evidence at the heart of policy and practice to improve the resilience on disaster of natural origin.

Government policy is a major factor in driving preparedness and resilience to better cope with disasters of natural origin in order to mitigate the impacts vis-à-vis domestic innovation and economic development. Governments’ policies also play a vital role in creating the conditions for a functioning ecosystem in which collaboration between science and businesses may flourish. In this project, Policy makers and stakeholders from APEC economies will identify their major challenges regarding the contribution that STI can make to the policy making process on natural disaster resilience.

This initiative is intended to contribute to the development of more resilient economies by means of supporting new research and innovation capabilities vis-à-vis the response and preparation of the people to better face the effects of the hazards of natural origin. It will analyze what policies governments have developed to support the decision-making process for natural disasters resilience based upon scientific evidence. This action will explore how to fully engage stakeholders and researchers in domestic policy-making process facing natural disasters preparedness, management and resilience. 

Activities include:

i) Survey and analyze the capacities of APEC economies’ ecosystem for natural disasters resilience; and

ii) A 2-day meeting with several stakeholders to organize the survey, share experiences and elaborate an integrated set of recommendations presenting specific tasks on how to close the gap about knowledge and management of a limited number of natural disasters.

Relevance

Most APEC economies are often stroke by disasters of natural origin (i.a. earthquakes, landslides, mudflow, forest fires, and volcanos eruptions). The natural phenomena related to the ‘Ring of Fire’ frequently impact on the growth and competitiveness of the economies across the Pacific Ocean. Governments need to create an ecosystem enabling the generation of knowledge and technology in order to mitigate the impact to the population, the economy and the development caused by any natural catastrophe. This project aims to create an ecosystem among APEC economies supporting the connections between policy-making on natural disaster resilience and the contribution thereto provided by science, technology and innovation (STI), connections that are often deficient in the less-developed economies of APEC.

As a result of a mutual learning exercise among stakeholders from both developed and developing APEC economies, this initiative will make a contribution to the policy making process on natural disaster resilience based upon STI evidence via the provision of a set of recommendations promoting thus the collaboration among research, industry and government. This set of recommendations will therefore boost APEC economic integration; support competitiveness and innovation in APEC economies by a better preparedness and resilience policies to cope with disasters of natural origin. The main benefit of this initiative will be the improvement and consolidation of new R&I capacities providing more efficient responses via the identification and understanding of the factors interceding in the societal risks unleashed by any disaster of natural origin.

The project mainly responds to Rank 1, as it contributes to Emergency preparedness and disaster management, including activities relating to the efficient movement of capital, goods, services and people as well as the implementation of the APEC Disaster Risk Reduction Framework. It also fits Rank 2 given that it facilitates the science, technology and ICT approaches on disaster preparedness, risk reduction, response and post-disaster recovery and cooperation in search and rescue. This project also relates to Rank 1 Connectivity Blueprint, since the ecosystem it aims to establish will enhance institutional connection of members, especially in direct benefits for developing economies.

Fora Alignment: This project aligns with the PPSTI Strategic Plan 2016-2025 insofar it will make a significant contribution to driving economic growth by advancing science, technology and innovation issues that matter to government and non-government players and that are at the heart of economic prosperity. Natural Disaster is PPSTI 2017 annual priority.

In addition, this project directly links to Vietnam 2017’s priority for APEC: (i) fostering sustainable, innovative and inclusive growth. This project has clear and achievable goals, well-targeted methodology, sufficient budget, and expected outcomes

Objectives

Taking into consideration that this proposal focuses in the organization of one event and one set of recommendations, the main objectives foreseen are:

*To improve capacity of for APEC member developing economies in natural disaster resilience policy making,  by means of  holding one event and exchange of best practices and case-studies with developed economies focusing on science, innovation and development.

*To develop a set of recommendations for policy-makers of APEC economies aiming to encourage and to support the implementation of well-targeted policies on preparedness for natural hazards based on the results of science, technology and innovation.

*To encourage strong and long-lasting collaborations across APEC economies, in order to address common problems related to resilience for disasters of natural origin. This partnership aims thus to support APEC economies to better develop policies on natural disaster resilience (eg. new joint proposed APEC projects, co-endorsed by EPWG, in policy making on natural disaster resilience).

Alignment

Alignment with APEC: This project is directly aligned with RAASR (Renewed APEC Agenda for Structural Reform 2016-2020) insofar it makes a contribution to its third pillar: sustainable social policies that promote the RAASR  objectives, enhance economic resiliency, and are well-targeted, effective and non‑discriminatory.

This proposal also fits the following APEC criteria:

*Cooperation on education, skills development, science and technology and capacity building.

*Emergency preparedness and disaster management, including activities relating to the efficient movement of capital, goods, services and people as well as the implementation of the APEC Disaster Risk Reduction Framework.

*Building sustainable and resilient communities.

*Strengthening growth security through disaster risk reduction to enhance resilience against natural calamities.

*Science and technology and ICT approaches in disaster preparedness, risk reduction, response and post-disaster recovery and cooperation in search and rescue.

*Promoting regional economic integration via food security, including food production, processing, supply chain and trade and safety, sustainable and climate resilient agriculture and fisheries.

The present initiative will produce a set of recommendations which will support the APEC region to better elaborate evidence-based policies aiming to build up more resilient economies vis-à-vis disasters of natural origin in APEC. 

Alignment with APEC’s PPSTI strategic plan: The Policy Partnership on Science, Technology and Innovation (PPSTI) seeks to intensify cooperation among the relevant stakeholders - government, private sector and academia. It is intended to engage these actors in joint scientific research and in the technology inception, dissemination and commercialization cycle, with both its competitive commercial sectors and non-profit elements. According to its objectives, this project promotes sustainable growth through enabling an ecosystem for regional cooperation and human resource exchange, all related to STI-based policies on resilience for disaster of natural origin. This project also strengthens the synergy of government, academia and industry within several APEC fora.

TILF/ASF Justification

Not Applicable.

Beneficiaries and Outputs

Outputs: This project’s workplan has been designed to pave the way for sustainable impact. This proposal will be in a very good position to provide value-added differentiated outputs of non-commercial use. The following set of actions will generate non-commercial oriented outputs primarily focused on knowledge exchange and good practices to enhance APEC dialogues and partnerships in resilience policy-making based upon scientific evidence. The main expected outputs of the project are the following:

-  one event will host lectures from prominent scientists, practitioners, industry and policy-makers on this portfolio aiming to enhance the knowledge of all participants. Discussions will be held about the practical application of STI endeavors on natural hazards, and experiences shared on implementation of policy recommendations with special emphasis on capacity‐building on developing economies (eg.1. Resilience of communities and crucial lines. 2. Methodologies and models for the understanding of threating phenomena. 3. Design and implementation of monitoring and warning systems). This is to be a 2-day meeting in Santiago, Chile. Participants will represent the government, industry, and STI sectors, with emphasis on gender balance. It will look to     a. Present and discuss successful case studies on policy making on natural disaster resilience. 2. Share experience and lessons learned from innovative ecosystems for policy making on natural disaster resilience. 3.An icebreaker keynote speech given by an expert on how STI evidence can better contribute to the process of policy design for resilience on disasters of natural origin. The meeting will seek to engage participants in the consultation process leading to the elaboration of the set of recommendations. This activity will also include a working visit to a Research Center specialized in this portfolio.

-  a detailed agenda and a related list of participants of the event (attendees, panelists and lecturers) including contact information. In other words, this is intended to build a database of the event and participants for information exchange and further cooperation.

-  a report of the activities developed during the event. This will include a survey intended to agree on the topics to be discussed during the meeting. Given that natural hazards are numerous, this survey is intended to select some of them (3-to-4, probably.)

-  a post-event evaluation aiming to assess the success of this by presenting valuable insights from participants.

-  a website for the project: built, maintained and operated by CONICYT during the life cycle of the project and beyond. The website costs will be borne by CONICYT.

-  a set of recommendations for resilience and preparedness policy-making based upon scientific evidence, thus gathering the information, best practices, discussions and conclusions of the event and relevant survey. This publication will be on-line only. No printing costs required. 

All project’s outputs will be available at the website enabling open access to all APEC economies’ participants and non-participants. 

Outcomes: The overarching output sought by this project is the reinforcement of the APEC cooperation on resilience before disasters of natural origin, notably through a well-targeted networking among relevant stakeholders across the Pacific Ocean.

The project is intended to increase the APEC dialogue and technical cooperation on resilience policy-making on disasters of natural origin. This means the facilitation of a discussing mechanism oriented to impact the policy-making process of APEC economies in the short/medium term, thereby aiming to enhance the translation process of STI-related knowledge for the benefit of our societies. This proposal is therefore in line with PPSTI’s mission to support the development of effective policy recommendations in science, technology and innovation. It will contribute to the collaboration between research, innovation and policy-making through the presentation, analysis and discussions around experiences and models on natural hazards resilience and preparedness. The proposed set of recommendations will serve as a tool to boost APEC resilience, preparedness, and thereby, economic growth as well as social wellbeing. The event suggested will consider the participation of experts from APEC developed and developing economies, international organizations and policy-makers, with the purpose of providing both a theoretical and practical framework following an ad-hoc feasibility approach.

An enhanced understanding of the role of STI for resilience policy-making on natural hazards is expected as an outcome of this initiative. This set of actions would lead to a strengthened ability of high-level policy-makers to integrate productive scientific evidence in the planning and management of policies for preparedness and resilience vis-à-vis disasters of natural origin. Participants will be able to better articulate the valuable input from STI with the resilience policy-making process. As a knowledge-oriented outcome, the set of recommendation will lead to a better understanding on how scientific evidence may be employed in building more resilient societies in regard of natural hazards.

Beneficiaries:  Researchers working on natural hazards need to understand how resilience policy decisions are agreed and what the policy-markers’ requirements are. On the other hand, the policy makers need scientific evidence to understand the phenomena related to disasters of natural origin. Both groups will benefit from the presentations over key scientific findings, experiences shared and lessons learned, so that both technical and practical approaches are duly addressed.

The set of actions presented in this proposal aims to benefit a broad range of stakeholders involved in the domestic ecosystems for science, technology, innovation and resilience related to natural hazards. The project’s participants are expected to improve their behavior and performance by up-taking the results of this initiative. The project’s participant will benefit from it insofar they will be better prepared to make the proper links between the STI-based evidence and the policy-making process for resilience on natural hazards. The primary beneficiaries are the stakeholders involved in high-level governmental decision making for preparedness and resilience. Beneficiaries are expected to be directly involved in the governmental preparation, promotion and implementation of decisions and understanding of the complex impacts of natural disasters on their economy in order to produce a robust exchange of ideas and conclusions. Beneficiaries are also expected to be knowledgeable with their economies’ priorities for science, innovation, and resilience for disasters of natural origin. The results of the project will mainly target:

A)  Governmental entities (ministries, councils, others) related to policy-making on resilience and preparedness for disasters of natural origin

B)  National bodies of science, technology and innovation

C)  Funding agencies of science, technology and innovation

D) Relevant experts from public or private universities/institutions/research centers/ EPWG

Beneficiaries are mainly the participants of the event and the will make the most out of the outputs of the project, as these will serve as a robust basis for more prepared and resilient APEC economies vis-à-vis disasters of natural origin. Other government officials will be considered as indirect beneficiaries as they may benefit from the project by accessing its webpage and using the report as reference in policymaking. STI participants are the ones who better know how to propel the STI contribution to policy-making on disasters of natural origin.

The project will provide travel assistance for 11 APEC-funded participants coming from among the 11 travel-eligible economies (Chile, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Peru, Russia, Thailand and Viet Nam) – up to 2 travelers from each travel-eligible economies. The 2nd traveler from each economy will be first come first serve basis.

Dissemination

Communication remains the key feature of managing a geographically dispersed group of people, which has not permanently face-to-face contact, like this project’s participants who are distributed across the Asia-Pacific region. CONICYT will be in charge of the communication management, to keep up the motivation levels of team members from different cultures and time zones, aiming to facilitate the document sharing, exchange of information, real-time on-line discussions and close monitoring of the project’s activities progress. The major communication processes include:

*Maximising face time
. The event will be the framework for relationships development through face-to-face communication.

*Optimising electronic means of communication: e-mail, Web site, regular teleconferences via Skype.

*Time zone management
. This is crucial for communicating with partners located in APEC economies where significant time differences exist and thus different working schedules.

*Communication planning - determining the information and communication needs of the participants and stakeholders: who needs what information, when they will need it, and how it will be given to them.


*Information distribution: making required information available to project participants and stakeholders in a timely fashion.

The major focus of the dissemination actions will be to ensure that the project’s outcomes are widely disseminated to the appropriate target communities, at appropriate times, via appropriate channels, and that those can contribute to the sustainability of its outcomes. Report outputs and other communication materials will comply with APEC Publications, IP and Logo Guidelines. For development of the project website, the APEC Website Guidelines will be applied.

NB. All publications of the results will be electronically only. 

Output

Target (as in section 7)

Timing

Channel

one meeting

A, B, C and D

April and September

Website and emailing

one agenda and participants list

Event’ participants

April and September

Emailing

one event report

Event’ participants, A and D

May and October

Emailing and APEC

Project website

A, B, C, D and event participants

February to March

Website

Set of recommendations

A, B, C, D and event participants

September to December

APEC, Website and emailing

Gender

This project will seek to generate synergy, coordination and call for actions to build more resilient economies based upon the evidence provided by STI. Bearing this purpose in mind, gender diversity can certainly contribute to the development the set of recommendations for resilience on natural hazards. A distinctive focus will be giving to the sharing of evidences regarding the benefits of the gender dimension in the process of policy making for preparedness before natural hazards. This project will take into consideration some case studies presentations about lessons learned of experiences delivered by women, in order to highlight their contributions to preparedness and the aftermaths related to disasters of natural origin. 

Throughout its lifecycle, the project will involve both women and men willing to exchange experiences of good practices with a gender perspective oriented to the STI contribution to resilience policy designing. When addressing to invited institutions, the organizers will set emphasis on the significance of considering the gender dimension for the nomination of participants for the project’s activities.

Work Plan

Date

Action

Outputs

December 2017 - January

2018

Project Planning: 

The organizers will draw a list of the topics that could best contribute in the light of resilience policy making for disasters of natural origin based upon STI evidence. This list of topics will then guide the survey. (e.g. policies for natural hazards preparedness, policy definition based on scientific evidence, experiences from the academia, public and private sectors, case studies about gender dimension, best practices from SME’s. etc.)

List of topics defined

Invitation to participate: 

All APEC economies will be invited to search and nominate the best domestic representatives to present their experience. Via APEC PPSTI, each economy will receive an on-line invitation to nominate the relevant participants.

List of participants confirmed.

Set up of agenda: 

These participants will then contribute to the on-line survey aiming to set up a productive agenda for the meeting and supporting the elaboration of the set of recommendations.

Agenda for meeting defined.

February to March

2018

Logistics for meeting: 

The meeting will have a rather participative format, aiming to engage attendants to discuss and share lessons learned during the process of defining resilience policies for disasters of natural origin.

Organizers will set up a website and will be in charge of the arrangements for the venue, facilities, catering, transfers, accommodations, and flights.

Website operational

April
2018

meeting: 

2day meeting in Santiago, Chile. Participants will represent the government, industry, and STI sectors,
with emphasis on gender balance.

·  Present and discuss successful case studies on policy making on natural disaster resilience

·   Share experience and lessons learned from innovative ecosystems for policy making on natural disaster resilience

·   An icebreaker keynote speech given by an expert on how STI evidence can better contribute to the process of policy design for resilience on disasters of natural origin.

The meeting will seek to engage participants in the consultation process leading to the elaboration of the set of recommendations. This activity will also include a working visit to a Research Center specialized in this portfolio.

Report on the meeting

April

to
August
2018

Online Survey on STI’s contribution to policy making on natural disaster resilience:

The organizers will carry out a consultation process intended to gather information on this issue and therewith elaborate a set of recommendations for better policy making on natural disaster resilience. This Survey will analyze the common factors needed for developing a strategy for policy making on natural disaster resilience based upon scientific evidence.

Set of recommendations elaborated

July

to
August
2018

Logistics for webinar: 

The implementers will set up one last meeting in order to widely disseminate the results of the survey and the set of recommendations. The logistics needed to this purpose are the updated website for the webinar..

Agenda defined

September
2018

Webinar on STI’s contribution to policy making on natural disaster resilience 

A 1-day webinar to extensively disseminate the results of the survey and present the set of recommendations to several stakeholders related to this portfolio.

Report on the Webinar

November  
2018

Project closing: 

The project will elaborate the final report, including the findings of the required conditions and policies for fostering an innovative ecosystem in APEC economies to better cope with disasters of natural origin.
The report will include the outcomes and outputs of the survey and the set of recommendations. Final report will be prepared according with guidelines established by APEC.

(All publications of the results will be electronically only.)

Final report elaborated and distributed

Exploitation of results: 

The project’s results will be published and distributed as well as the final presentations and outcomes via the website as well as APEC platforms and distribution lists.

Website updated

Risks

As a knowledge-oriented action, this project has a low risk to not achieving its goals. However, the organizers are aware that in spite of the potential benefits of project, success is not guaranteed and issues outside the immediate influence of CONICYT can arise that may constrain the effective development of the project and future exploitation of its outputs. To this regard, the project management team is responsible for taking appropriate, realistic and effective actions within the workplan. A preliminary contingency plan is briefly described in the following table presenting overall risks related to the project and the respective contingency actions foreseeable at this stage. 

Risk description

Evaluation

Preventive/Contingency actions

Risk 1: Changes in the

general political objectives

of the APEC cooperation on STI and natural hazards

Impact: Medium

Probability: Medium

This could affect the synchronization of event with SOMs and interaction with stakeholders

The project will adopt a flexible approach in order to adjust to different factors of importance to the implementation of the project, which are exogenous to the project itself. The project will allow a flexible framework for introducing these changes and reschedule the event if necessary. Permanent interaction with the PD and PPSTI members will enable the project to anticipate and take the appropriate solutions.

Risk 2: set of recommendations does not reach the appropriate stakeholders, especially policy makers dealing with resilience on disasters of natural origin.

Impact: Medium

Probability: Low

The participants will be carefully selected to involve appropriate organizations to implement project activities and recommendations, including institutions in charge of the STI contribution to policy making for preparedness on natural hazards.

The interaction and collaboration during the project with institutions involved in this portfolio will facilitate the adoption of the set of recommendations issued by the project.

Risk 3: Participation of

relevant stakeholders

in project event is low

Impact: Medium

Probability: Low

This could affect the quality of the presentations given during the project’s event and the results of the survey.

The project will take advantage of the powerful networks, synergies with other APEC projects, fora and expertise in organizing participatory events to mobilize target audiences for project events, thus facilitating the expected participation. PO will  take advantage of PPSTI's STI network (two centers on typhoon and earthquake) and give priority to STI professionals as primary participants to the event.

Monitoring and Evaluation

The progress and delivery of the project will be compared to its planning to ensure that the project is being implemented in a timely fashion. The implementing team will also be in charge of the monitoring of the project, giving accountability to the proper delivery of the project’s event and outputs. In accordance with APEC regulations, the Principal Overseer will keep the Program Director and Program Executive regularly informed of the evolution in implementing the project on a regular basis. A monitoring report will be submitted to PPSTI Secretariat by mid-term of the project lifecycle.

During the planned event, all speakers and participants will be invited to provide feedback about the efficiency, outcomes, if the objectives are met, if the set of recommendation has resulted in some changes after its completion and how. A special focus will be given to collect the participants’ understanding and actions in order to uptake the set of recommendations. Likewise, this feedback will be collected using an assessment form, delivered by the end of the project. This form will be carefully designed and will include questions on: a) if the event meets its set objectives through an assessment of satisfaction and comprehension; b) if the event produced useful or significant outcomes c) if the event included an equally-balanced sample of participants, or if participants felt some key areas were missing; d) quality of the speakers and presentations; e) background and statistics, including gender, to assess adequate representation from women and developing economies. This exercise will also take into consideration the APEC Project Evaluation Survey, enclosed in Appendix I of the Guidebook on APEC Projects.

Key Performance Indicators KPI:

KPI Description

Indicator of Achievement

Number of participants at the project’s event

40 people attend the event

APEC geographic representation

4 representatives from Asian economies. 4 representatives from American economies. 1 representative from Oceania economies.

Level of development of participating economies

5 representatives from developed economies. 5 representatives from developing economies.

Research-industry-government balance

4 representatives from the research sector. 4 representatives from the public sector. 4 representatives from the industry sector. 1 representative from SMEs.

Quality of the Set of recommendations

5-7 of the recommendations will be considered strong or inclusive.

Gender dimension.

(NB. APEC economies themselves will select the participants after receiving the invitation by the project’s implementers, meaning that the project may only encourage APEC economies to nominate women. The implementing team could reserve the right to reject first nominations from members, if women participants are not enough.

23% of women participation at the event

Number of website hits

Baseline: 300 hits

Press media coverage of the project’s actions in terms of the number of related press releases

Baseline: 10 press releases

In order to better assess this project’s results, the implementers will ask participants to engage in a specific team or group in charge of the following up.

Linkages

This project is not duplicating the efforts of any other Working Group.  Instead, it will enhance cooperation among Working Groups and encourage their participation and collaboration to strengthen the added value of the project’s actions among the endorsing economies. In particular, this project will seek synergies with APEC’s EPWG and TEL Working Group.

A special synergy will be sought with CSTP (Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy) at OECD given that this latter has some valuable experience in the knowledge sharing about the STI contribution to policy-making on resilience for disasters of natural origin.

Sustainability

The project will contribute to building more resilient economies via the promotion of scientific evidence to make better-informed policies, plan for contingencies, and minimize risk, all related to disasters of natural origin. Learning to adapt to updated scientific information is essential when coping with intelligent policy-making on long-term resilience. When the STI results are presented in a smart manner, this then leads to clever decision-making and concrete action. Thus, this project is designed to bring together the perspectives from scientists, policy-makers, entrepreneurs, representatives from the private sector, especially SMEs. This initiative offers a unique opportunity for policy-makers working on natural hazards preparedness to interface with experts working on disasters of natural origin and thereby communicate their needs and expectations. As a result, the project intends to foster the exchange of best practices among relevant stakeholders in APEC economies beyond its lifecycle. During the events, the project will facilitate the interaction among stakeholders in order to generate long-lasting partnerships. 

Regarding the project sustainability, its website will be implemented as a platform to store and disseminate information and update the set of recommendations. This website will be hosted, maintained and operated by CONICYT as far as 2019 during the Chilean pro tempore presidency of APEC. In addition, the project implementers will take advantage of PPSTI SOMs and EPWG meetings in order to follow-up and to encourage the project’s sustainability in the long run.

Project Overseers

This project will be managed by the International Relations Unit at the International Cooperation Programme in CONICYT. Mr. Pedro Figueroa, Coordinator of this Unit, studied Public Management as first degree and then a Master’s degree in International Relations. Mr. Figueroa has large experience in international cooperation on STI and an extensive knowledge on several initiatives implemented in Latin America and the globe including the policy processes supporting multiple dialogues and actions, both bilateral and multilateral. The International Cooperation Programme (PCI) at CONICYT carries out the international cooperation policy on science and technology of the Government of Chile. It actively enhances the international cooperation of the domestic research community. PCI has strong and continuous partnerships with its counterpart institutions in Latin America and the world, exchanging information and best practices on a regular basis. CONICYT has actively participated in projects and initiatives within the context of CELAC, UNASUR, OAS, Alianza del Pacifico, APEC and OECD, to name just a few.

Cost Efficiency

Not Applicable.

Drawdown Timetable

Not Applicable.

Direct Labour

Not Applicable.

Waivers

During the project’s events, catering services will be required. This includes coffee breaks and light lunch. The hiring of these catering services will follow the strict domestic regulations on public purchasing and contracting.

The project’s events include a working visit to a Research Center or University, with the purpose to learn about specific successful cases implemented by collaborative projects about natural disasters. These activities will require local transportation only. The hiring of these transportation services will follow the strict domestic regulations on public purchasing and contracting. Costs for this item will also be reduced by using CONICYT’s vehicles (two vans) to this purpose.

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