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#Celebrating ten years of an initiative organized by the daily and accompanied by civil society organizations, academia and public and private institutions, and especially in this complex year in which challenges multiplied and uncertainty grew like never before, the future is and will continue to be in dispute.

The #Day of the #Future agenda was always loaded with various collective activities in which we discussed different issues, with a plurality of views and proposals, in terms of the future. #Pandemic in between and having already taken some months of getting used to virtual broadcasts, the format that we developed in the daily in #June, the events platform was the ideal setting where to display our meetings.

#Coinciding with the 75th anniversary of its founding, the #United #Nations in #Uruguay joined this edition by co-organizing some of the meetings also within the framework of the global consultation that it launched at the beginning of the year. #An invitation to imagine the future 25 years from now, through a virtual survey completed by hundreds of thousands of people around the world.

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#In addition, we conducted a survey among civil society organizations, academics, public and private institutions that in recent years have participated in the #Day of the #Future. #We appreciate the dozens of responses we have received on the main topics and concerns that should be included in this issue, most of which were addressed.

#Women in politics

The participation of women in politics was the first topic addressed together with a panel of women politicians. #Promoting greater female participation and mainstreaming the gender perspective in public policies were some of the issues raised by the mayor of #Montevideo, #Carolina #Cosse, #Colorado #Party senator #Carmen #Sanguinetti and the director of #Inmujeres, Mónica #Bottero. #Representatives of the #National #Party and the #Open #Council were also invited to the activity, but for scheduling reasons they were unable to do so. #In addition, we have a presentation on the subject by #Magdalena #Furtado, from UN #Women, who was co-organizer of the meeting, and moderated by the editor of #Feminismos de the daily, #Stephanie #Demirdjian, who published a note on the initiative and from which we extract some excerpts here.

#Based on their own experiences and with an eye to the future, #Bottero, #Sanguinetti and #Cosse shared their views on why the participation of women in politics is so low in #Uruguay. The director of #Inmujeres attributed it to two factors: culture and “electoral engineering.” The cultural factor occurs because, in her opinion, “we citizens do not consider it important to vote for women.” #Regarding “electoral engineering”, he explained: “#This is that, on the one hand, we have to support quotas because we do not dare to contradict the international current in favor of quotas, but then we use all the instruments that we gives the electoral engineering to evade that commitment ”.

#Senator #Sanguinetti agreed that the obstacles women have in politics are part of a “patriarchal culture” that runs through both society and political parties. #For his part, #Cosse said that today there are “a number of female activists, especially young people,” who “do not know how to participate.” #In his opinion, this is where you have to aim. “#We have to, within our parties, facilitate participation in terms of schedules, in terms that your opinion can be shared with the largest number of people.”

#Mental health

#Also co-organized with UN #Uruguay, the following activity had mental health as its central theme, and consisted of a conversation around four experiences of promotion and care of mental health: #Radio #Vilardevoz, the #Movement for #Autonomies and two experiences of deinstitutionalization of the #Administration of the #State #Health #Services: #Casa #Buceo and #La #Casa de #San #Carlos. #Alba #Villalba (#Vilardevoz), #Marcela #Jubín (#Movement for #Autonomies) and Ángel #Valmaggia (#National #Commission for the #Comptroller of #Mental #Health #Care) participated. #We also had the participation of #Wilson #Benia, representative of PAHO / WHO #Uruguay, and the moderation was in charge of #Amanda #Muñoz, editor of #Health of the daily.

#With the approval of the latest mental health law, a field of possibilities in the matter was opened. #In this activity, experiences were collected that are in tune with the spirit of this new law and what the majority of social organizations and the academic community suggest. #At the event, these cases could be seen first-hand, commented on by their protagonists.

#Benia, for his part, stated at the beginning of his presentation that if the pandemic has taught us something, it is that it is not good for anyone to be isolated, it is good for no one to be locked up. #Mental health systems have been stressed, there is a greater demand for problems that are generated, but in turn resources tend to go to other response devices.

The post-pandemic tomorrow

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#Within the prior consultation with the organizations that had participated in other years, we especially summoned the #Basic #Sciences #Development #Program, the #Sectoral #Commission for #Scientific #Research (CSIC) and the #University of the #Republic (#Udelar), both at their headquarters in #Salto and #Paysandú and the #Udelar #Faculty of #Engineering, which collaborated with the organization of a cycle of three activities focused on science and their contributions to face covid-19. #We call it “The post-pandemic tomorrow” talk cycle, within the framework of the #Day of the #Future.

The first of the meetings addressed issues related to technological capacities to respond to the epidemiological situation, public-private and public-public transfer, which has developed since the beginning of the pandemic. #Andrés #Abin (ATGen #Laboratory), Álvaro #Fajardo (#Faculty of #Sciences of #Udelar and #Institut #Pasteur de #Montevideo), #Margot #Paulino (#Faculty of #Chemistry of #Udelar) and #Paola #Scavone (#Clemente #Stable #Biological #Research #Institute) participated, with the moderation of #Leo #Lagos, editor of #Ciencia de the daily.

“#From the laboratory to the first line” was the slogan, and those who participated discussed how the experiments carried out in record time within the laboratories reached the front of the response in mutual insurance companies and health centers.

#Social emergency

#But since the pandemic is not only faced with research and science, economic and social responses must also be addressed, from the #State, academia and civil society organizations. #With the participation of #Camila #Condon (portal #Solidaridad.uy), #Esteban #Corrales (#Coordinadora de #Ollas #Populares) and #Soledad #Salvador (economist, specialist in issues related to gender inequalities in the labor market) talked about the social emergency unleashed by the pandemic and the different devices that emerged from society to give reply.

#Moderated by #Natalia #Uval, #Opinion editor of the daily, an overview was given of how the initiatives were generated and how they work. The territorial characteristics, self-management and solidarity, were the main coincidences between the #Coordinadora de #Ollas #Populares and the portal #Solidaridad.uy. #In turn, #Salvador spoke about the main impacts of the pandemic on women.

The third activity of the cycle “The post-pandemic tomorrow” was focused mainly on the lessons that will leave. #It was based on the following questions: what does it take for science to contribute to policy? #In what other sensitive areas should we or could we scientifically prop up politics? #How does science prepare us for the unexpected?

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#To respond, #Leo #Lagos once again moderated a meeting with #Rafael #Radi, president of the #National #Academy of #Sciences and coordinator of the #Honorary #Scientific #Advisory #Group, #Judith #Sutz, academic coordinator of the CSIC, and #Conrado #Ramos, director of the #National #Civil #Service #Office .

#Starting from the basis of how fundamental it was to incorporate academia and science to respond to the pandemic, the conversation focused on how this dialogue and action could take place on a permanent basis in decision-making on public policies. #Sutz remarked that from the first moment “they responded from perspectives that could be international, of a high scientific level, and they also responded from our very specificity of solving problems in conditions of scarcity”.

#In addition to the issues related to the coronavirus, which has undoubtedly been the main factor in the analysis of the present and the future throughout this year, the discussion around the national budget was also addressed. The particular national and international economic situation presents transcendent challenges for the coming years.

#Economy and work

#Germán #Deagosto, editor of the #Economy of the daily, moderated a dialogue with #Gabriela #Mordecki (researcher at the #Institute of #Economics of the #Faculty of #Economic #Sciences and #Administration of #Udelar), #Ignacio #Munyo (executive director of the #Center for the #Study of #Economic and #Social #Reality) and #Enrique #Iglesias (former president of the #Inter-American #Development #Bank).

#How the main macroeconomic variables will behave and what is the view and approach of the national government with its budget. #Among several issues, #Iglesias stated that “the impact on work is a really important issue, since with the pandemic it occurs suddenly”, generating greater problems of unemployment and social exclusion.

#Finally, the #Uruguay #Open #Government #Network, with the support of the #Congress of #Mayors, organized a series of workshops with the aim of strengthening the capacities of civil society for their participation in open government and mapping the issues that are of interest to them. to work in the #Department of #Montevideo. There were four instances of free registration, where different aspects were raised that the open government plan should contemplate and the main opportunities that are presented in the future.

#This year’s #Day of the #Future also had the sponsorship of #Katoen #Natie and the support of the #Montevideo #City #Council.



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