8th Conference #CLACSO2018: UNESCO-MOST Thematic Panel on "Knowledge, policies and inequalities"

When :

from Thursday 22 November, 2018
to Friday 23 November, 2018

Type of event :

Category 7-Seminar and Workshop

Where :

Santiago del Estero, Argentina

Contact :

Andrés Morales, a.morales@unesco.org

A thematic panel on "Knowledge, policies and inequalities. 2030 Agenda in Latin America and the Caribbean: knowledge systems and their transformative ways" will be organized by UNESCO's Management of Social Transformations (MOST) Programme on 22 November during the 8th Latin American and Caribbean Conference on Social Sciences (#CLACSO2018). #CLACSO2018 is organized by the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO) on the theme "Sruggles for equality, social justice and democracy in a turbulent world", in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from 19 to 23 November 2018.

The UNESCO-MOST panel will address the multidimensional problems related to inequalities in the Latin American and Caribbean region, and will advocate for promoting transformative pathways based on rigorous and relevant knowledge developed for Latin American and Caribbean contexts.

The role of knowledge systems - conceived in a transdisciplinary context - is increasingly strategic and necessary to face challenges related to inequalities, already one of the scourges with the greatest negative impact on the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development.

This session will also illustrate findings and recommendations from the Online Course on "Inequalities in Latin America and the Caribbean: Research, Policies and Management for Social Transformations", conducted by UNESCO in 2017 and 2018.

Critical images of inequalities, institutional experiences, concrete projects and innovative training resources in communities of practice are just some of the results that emerge as a response to the challenge of how to amend the situation of inequality and not ignore the issue.