The 10 year Action Plan for Higher Education will be activated in Lima

Publicado el 14 DE MARZO, 2019

During the press conference of the IX Meeting of Higher Education Networks and Councils ofRectors of Latin America and the Caribbean, the Director of UNESCOInternational Institute for Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean(UNESCO-IESALC), Pedro Henríquez Guajardo, said that the work to be done in the next days in the Peruvian capital is to activate what was discussed in the IIIRegional Conference on Higher Education (CRES 2018), held in Córdoba in June2018. "Our commitment is to activate the Action Plan CRES 2018-2028 for the next 10 years”. We expect to create strategic alliances, to concretize ideas and to work in permanent dialogue”, said Henríquez.

On behalf of the community of the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (UNMSM) its rectorOrestes Cachay Boza said: “It is a challenge for our university to participate in this exchange of ideas around fundamental issues related to higher education(HE). We must develop a new vision of HE and adopt it”, in addition, he thanked the selection of the "Dean of America" as the headquarters for the IXMeeting of Networks.

Enrique Ravelo, academic consultant of IESALC, said that the Institute expects a very productive 3-day- meeting dealing with the challenges of the higher education sector, among them the social and administrative management of higher education institutions (HEI): ”we have a lot of expectations about this IX Meeting and to have excellent results for the future of regional higher education”.

With regard to the construction process of the Action Plan CRES 2018-2028, Elizabeth Sosa, academic consultant of IESALC, explained that the proposals that emerged from CRES 2018 were compiled by a group of systematizers that represent the regional academic community. “Sixty five regional specialists supported the articulation of the regional consultation phase from October 2018 to January 2019, which permitted the consolidated version of the Action Plan, which collects suggestions and fundamental issues that emerged before, during and after the III CRES”, Sosa said.

The academic consultant of IESALC, Debora Ramos, spoke about the concrete work to be done by the regional actors of HE, specially in the articulation of networks in order to create strategic alliances for the execution of initiatives that emerge from the goals of the Action Plan CRES 2018-2028. “There are 300 registered participants, 9 councils of rectors, 30 HEIs and 50 representatives of higher education netwoks. The region is fully represented”, Ramos said.

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