Webinar: Bioeconomy: success stories and lessons learned

Webinar: Bioeconomy: success stories and lessons learned
San José, Costa Rica
November 4, 2020
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The bioeconomy is the production, use, conservation, and regeneration of biological resources, including knowledge, science, technology, and innovation related to these resources, to provide information, products, processes, and services to all economic sectors, with the purpose to move towards a sustainable economy. (Government of Costa Rica, 2020).

Strategic objectives for Costa Rica:

  1. Convert Costa Rica into a model country in sustainable development, taking advantage of its biological resources to promote social inclusion and equity, balanced territorial development, conservation, knowledge and sustainable use of its biodiversity, and national competitiveness
  2. Make the bioeconomy one of the pillars of the productive transformation of Costa Rica, promoting innovation, value addition, diversification, and sophistication of its economy, applying the principles of circular bioeconomy, and seeking the fossil decarbonization of the processes of production and consumption.
  3. Promote convergence between the country's wealth in biological resources and the use of national capacities in the field of biological sciences for their valorization. (Government of Costa Rica, 2020)

ILSI Mesoamerica's Biotechnology committee has been working on the development of a series of seminars in support of the National Bioeconomy Strategy. This issue is relevant not only for the development of Costa Rica but also for the entire Mesoamerican region.

The second seminar of this series is called: Bioeconomics: success stories and learnings and will be held on Wednesday, November 4, 2020, starting at 10 am Costa Rica time.

Guest speakers:

Eng. Mauricio Chacón N
Manager of the National Livestock Program. Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG)

M.Sc. Ángela González
Executive Director National Commission for Biodiversity Management (CONAGEBIO)

M.Sc. Melania Muñoz G
Focal Point ABS National Commission for Biodiversity Management (CONAGEBIO)

MSc. Melissa Camacho E
Researcher at the National Nanotechnology Laboratory (LANOTEC)

Agr. Eng. Fernando Vilella
Director of the Bioeconomy Program, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

MAP. Magalli Castro A
Regional Program of Biological Corridors ACC-SINAC-MINAE and Institutional Coordinator Project Biodiver_City GIZ MINAE SINAC

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