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Maduro approved resources to finance 210 scientific projects

476 women have dedicated themselves to the generation of knowledge, inventiveness, creativity

The President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro, approved this Thursday the resources for financing 210 projects by women scientists, which directly link 821 Venezuelan women.

“I am proceeding to finance 210 projects that are relevant and useful to the social and economic reality and to the needs of transformation and change of Venezuela (…) They are plans that were born in the heat of debate, planning and inventiveness of the scientific women who exalt the country” , advertisement.

From the Aquiles Nazoa Cultural House, during a meeting with women in science and technology, the Head of State specified that the amount amounts to 7 million 657 thousand 093 dollars.

Maduro explained that of the 210 projects financed, 70 plans in agri-food matters, 41 in the pharmaceutical field, 29 are located in the field of Social Sciences, 14 in hydrocarbons, 15 in Science and Technology, 6 in Industry, 7 in Telecommunications and IT. , 10 from the scientific hotbed and 1 in education for the future of Venezuela.

One of the projects is that of the scientist from the Central University of Venezuela (UCV), María Alejandra Zamora, who in alliance with the Molecular Virology Laboratory of the Venezuelan Institute of Scientific Research (IVIC) developed an initiative that has to do with kidnapping of carbon in agroproductive systems under agroecological and conventional management, using microbial indicators, AVN reports.

“We want to demonstrate to the producers, to the farmers who are there planting their potatoes and vegetables, that agroecological management preserves the health of the soil and that that health of the soil is reflected in human health. So this project is framed within the concept of global health and that is, preserving the safety of our food, preserving the environment, the ecological management of our socio-productive systems,” said Zamora.

Another is that of Mariana Hidalgo, who in the state of Sucre worked to sample people who are asymptomatic for malaria.

The first approach was carried out in Sucre and “now we are in collaboration with the National Vector Control Plan, where biocontrollers are being applied to control vectors, both malaria and dengue.”

On the other hand, the project of Dr. María Angélica Petrizzo from Mérida stands out, who has dedicated herself to building digital and software communities with the incorporation of women, as well as reducing the digital divide.

National Registry of Researchers

Maduro asserted that 25.877 researchers are in the National Registry of Researchers of the Great Mission of Science, Innovation and Technology Dr. Humberto Fernández.

He reported that approximately 12.928 thousand women and 12.949 thousand men make up the scientific and technological body of Venezuela.

In this sense, he stressed that science is called to answer the great questions and needs of the present, "always in the face of science and its dizzying and impressive advances."

On the other hand, the Dignitary reported that Venezuela occupies 4th place in the classification of Ibero-American countries, with women researchers on the work front. Likewise, he said that the country has more than 27 thousand girls between six and eight years old integrated into the Scientific Seedbed of the Homeland.

He highlighted that the country is in the best conditions to set great goals from science and its application to the reality of the country. “We have the capacity to do it.”

He highlighted that during the pandemic Venezuela was the only country that detected cases and protected in Hotels and Guesthouses, giving an early response.

The National President defined himself as a man of faith and invited us to believe in ourselves and urged each Venezuelan to believe in their own potential. “Only through knowledge can we transform the reality we have as a society, as human beings and as humanity,” he argued.

“People of faith believe that we are creation and people of science believe that we are evolution and if we are men and women of faith and science with both (…) To think about the future, to be friendlier, to build well-being, it is It is impossible to think about the future of humanity without thinking about the scientific and technological independence and knowledge of countries (…) We have seen for centuries that colonialism is based on the control of minds, it is based on the obscurantism of education and Today colonialism is presented as technological and scientific dependence,” he said.

Training of scientists

Maduro ordered to activate all mechanisms to deliver scholarships for the training of the country's scientists in postgraduate and higher education programs, in national and international universities.

“Activate all mechanisms to deliver scholarships for the training of scientists in the country in special postgraduate and higher preparation programs at the level of national universities and international universities,” he specified.

He highlighted the need to articulate with the BRICS, since “they have tremendous progress in the entire field of scientific knowledge, human knowledge, and new technologies (such as) China, Russia, Iran, India, South Africa, Brazil.” .

“Let us also coordinate with the most advanced universities of the new world so that our seedbed and our scientists can also assume cooperation in knowledge,” he concluded.

Women dedicated to knowledge, inventiveness and creativity

For her part, the Sectoral Vice President of Science, Technology, Education and Health, and Minister for Science and Technology, Gabriela Jiménez, highlighted that 476 women have dedicated themselves to the generation of knowledge, inventiveness and creativity.

Jiménez specified that they are “dedicated women from universities, research centers, who have participated in the debate of the Seven Transformations, made recommendations for the country's scientific research agenda, in which prioritized lines of research were established that had to respond to the needs of our country.”

Likewise, he outlined that the “need to transform education with the national productive apparatus, to meet, to promote the science of the people as an exercise of sovereignty” has been debated.

“Today we have youth in our souls learned wanting to develop new research agendas that already transcend individuality,” because “now they are women's projects that build fabric and community,” Jiménez highlighted.

The Sectoral Vice President of Science, Technology, Education and Health, and Minister for Science and Technology, Gabriela Jiménez with President Nicolás Maduro. Photo: Presidential Press

During the activity, President Maduro inaugurated in Sartenejas, Miranda state the Scanning Electron Microscopy Laboratory. The first in Latin America.

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