When a complex situation arises, the first thing to do is to seek support in scientific research, the head of State noted in his inaugural lecture at the First International Scientific Convention of the University of Havana, Saber-UH 2023.
We have to achieve intersectoriality while continuing to work in the valuable field of social sciences to achieve better results in government management, Diaz-Canel pointed out in the downtown Yara cinema in Havana.
The president defended the strategy of promoting and increasing doctoral training, since it is vital to have highly qualified personnel to carry out development programs based on science, technology and innovation.
At this time, enhancing territories is imperative, namely municipalities and provinces, from these points the country has to start moving forward, and for this there are working groups with scientific advice, he stressed.
The leader explained the need for a stronger interconnection in science, technology and innovation. Among the main functions of the governance system, he defined that it allows, among other issues, to place priorities, apply knowledge in decision-making; support the formulation, monitoring and assessment of public policies; boost interactions and eliminate barriers.
Diaz-Canel recalled the scenario the country is going through, marked by the economic battle and the intensified US economic, commercial and financial blockade, for over 60 years.
This US policy deprived Cuba, during the most complex stage of the Covid-19 pandemic, of obtaining pulmonary ventilators and supplies. However, thanks to knowledge, science and innovation, it was possible to overcome those obstacles, and we were even able to develop such equipment here, in addition to vaccine candidates and immunizers of national production that today allow us to show remarkable results in the control of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. We have learned that science and innovation have an answer for everything’, the president concluded.