Webinar | Amazonian Dialogues: webinar discusses how technological innovations could boost the region’s development

This is the fourth event in the Amazon Dialogues, a series of 20 webinars to discuss topics related to sustainable socioeconomic development in the Brazil Amazon with the whole of organized civil society.

On Monday, March 22, at 7 pm, Fundação Getulio Vargas’ Sao Paulo School of Economics (FGV EESP) will hold a free online debate about how technological innovations could boost the Amazon region’s development.

This will be the fourth meeting in the Amazon Dialogues, a series of online meetings to discuss topics related to the Brazilian Amazon’s sustainable socioeconomic development with the whole of civil society. In all, there will be 20 meetings, featuring private sector leaders, experts, public officials, academics and multidisciplinary personalities from all over Brazil.

The participants will also discuss the work of government agricultural research agency EMBRAPA in developing Brazil’s farming sector, which is a fundamental element in the development of the bioeconomy. The idea is to show how EMBRAPA is planning research in new bioeconomy production chains, such as pharmaceutical products, cosmetics, fish farming and agroforestry systems. Meanwhile, the state government of Amazonas has also presented proposals for bioeconomy innovations. How will the two agendas come together?

Speeches will be given by Celso Luiz Moretti, the president of EMBRAPA, and Jório de Albuquerque Veiga Filho, Amazonas State Government’s secretary for economic development, science, technology and innovation. The subject will also be debated by Márcio Holland, the coordinator of FGV’s Master’s in Finance and Economics Program, and Daniel Vargas, the research director of FGVAgro.

To take part, please sign up here.

The event will be broadcasted live on FGV's YouTube Channel.