Science and Technology
FEALAC has been a platform for the cooperation in the field of science and technology among member countries. FEALAC has sought to identify synergies and common challenges facing two regions in order to propose areas for cooperation in science and technology.
For the greatest effectiveness on the
cooperation in science and technology, and to respond against global major
challenges, FEALAC has set the following priority areas in science and
technology: New and renewable energy, greenhouse gas mitigation technology,
disaster risk reduction and management, technological innovation to strengthen
competitiveness, and prevention and control of infectious diseases.
FEALAC has recognized that natural disasters exacerbated by climate change continue to affect the economic, physical, social and environmental assets of the people in East Asia and Latin America. Therefore FEALAC underlined the importance of disaster risk reduction and reaffirm the necessity to further strengthening inter-regional cooperation, expanding the network of technical support and cooperation and sharing information and expertise among FEALAC members and international and regional institutions in the area of disaster risk reduction, preparedness and management.