On May 5-8, over 80 participants of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Missions from around the world convened at the second Latin American Science, Technology, Innovation, and Partnerships (STIP) Conference in Lima, Peru.
The conference provided a forum to showcase and discuss ongoing STIP efforts worldwide. Topics included accelerating technology development through incubators, engaging with the private sector, utilizing science to impact policy, working with academia, Mission Signature Efforts, and more.
The Peru Cocoa Alliance received the award of ‘Personaje del 2015’ in the category International Cooperation for Regional Development in the San Martin Region. The election was conducted through an opinion poll involving important personalities of the San Martin Region. The Personaje del 2015 event, whose award ceremony was on Saturday May 2, is an initiative of Dr. Alberto Azáldegui Cruz, Dean of the Journalist School of San Martin and Director of the company Integral Strategic Communication.
Last May 4th was the presentation of the New Satellite Monitoring Deforestation and Illegal Logging Unit in Ucayali region, thanks to the joint work of the Special Prosecutor for Environmental Matters (FEMA), the National Forest Conservation Program (PNBCC) the Ministry of Environment, SERFOR and with technical and financial support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
The prestigious French Academy of Chocolate and Confectionery has just delivered to the Alternative Development Program of USAID/Peru the award for the institution that has made a remarkable or outstanding work on behalf of farmers and the development of the cocoa production chain.
On April 21st took place the Presentation of the 2014 Americas Barometer report. Julio Carrion (University of Delaware) and Patricia Zarate (Instituto de Estudios Peruanos) shared the main highlights of the study, including citizen’s support for democracy, confidence on government institutions, concern about corruption, and levels of insecurity perception in the region.
Last updated: May 19, 2015