SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, 25 Nov. (EUROPA PRESS) –
The TEA assembly hall celebrated this Thursday the day dedicated to the ‘International Cooperation Day’ of the ‘Campus Africa 2021’ program, in which the president of the Cabildo, Pedro Martín, pointed out that “international collaboration is fundamental, it is a great opportunity to share experiences of participation in development and to be able to work together “.
Along these lines, he added that the intention of the insular institution “is to give opportunities to people from other countries who on some occasion may have difficulties, and need collaboration to expand their work and training.”
In this regard, Pedro Martín recalled that these cooperation initiatives “can benefit the communities to which they belong, but will also improve research capacity” and will have an impact on teaching the people of Tenerife, and he hoped that this “relationship is always one of exchange and symmetry.” .
The event was attended by the rector of the University of La Laguna, Rosa Aguiar, the directors of the Africa Campus, José Gómez Soliño and Basilio Valladares, and the CEO of Foreign Action of the Cabildo, Liskel Álvarez, as well as the Deputy Minister of the Government from the Canary Islands Manuel Martínez and a representation of 55 students from Mauritania, Mozambique, Tunisia, Cape Verde and Morocco.
The rector of the University of Cape Verde participated in this seminar with a message recorded on video, in which she thanked the institutions for their efforts to develop collaborative actions between countries.
The rector of the University of La Laguna, Rosa Aguilar, pointed out that “in an increasingly global context and marked by a tremendous disparity between territories, international cooperation for development is, or should be, almost an obligation for all institutions of the countries that, fortunately, have good levels of development “.
He also recalled the role of universities in that cooperation, based on “contributing to social progress, both in our country and abroad, which is related to our purpose of putting the Sustainable Development Goals into practice, an agenda that it allows us to direct our efforts towards initiatives that can really mean a real change in our society and our planet, and that is perfectly compatible with our scientific and academic activity “.
The Councilor for Foreign Action of the Cabildo, Liskel Álvarez, recalled that “this campus is a way of attracting social progress, coupled with research and development”, and assured that they want ‘Campus Africa’ “to be that benchmark in the research and development, and undoubtedly Tenerife is presented in an increasingly global and digitized world through excellence and knowledge “.
José Gómez Soliño, co-director of the Campus, highlighted the role of this meeting “in training and related to contagious diseases,” and, he said, “we will continue to be there, promoting cooperation and the internationalization of knowledge.”