The Sixth Meeting of Ministers and High Authorities of Science and Technology, to be held virtually December 7 and 8, 2021 is organized jointly with the Government of Jamaica under the theme “Harnessing the Power of Transformative Science and Technologies to Drive our Communities Forward.”

The Meeting brings together the highest science, technology, and innovation authorities of the hemisphere, as well as representatives from the private sector, academia, and civil society. It is a key instrument for scientific and technological cooperation and remains the principal forum for hemispheric dialogue and the formulation of public policies in science, technology and innovation in the Americas.

The Ministerial Meeting will address the following sub-themes:

  • 1 Science and Technology to Build Resiliency in the framework of Sustainable Development and COVID-19 recovery;
  • 2 Youth: Improving Skills and Readiness for Industry 4.0;
  • 3 Science, Technology, Innovation (STI) and Entrepreneurship to reduce the digital divide and promote the inclusion of women and girls, rural and indigenous communities, and other populations in vulnerable situations;
  • 4 Effective public-private-academia collaboration to enhance competitiveness and quality of life;
  • 5 Levelling the playfield for active participation in the global economy by Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) through STI;
  • 6 Technology Foresight as Input for Public Policy Decisions (Prospecta Americas);
  • 7 Science for Decision Making.

During the meeting, Ministers and high-level authorities will exchange good practices and identify offers for cooperation to help implement hemispheric actions to accelerate the recovery from the pandemic.


  • Make science, technology and innovation a fundamental component of the post-COVID economic recovery.
  • Establish a framework to advance action-driven cooperation on science, technology and innovation in the Americas for the 2022-2024 period.