On Friday, January 29, the 2016 Musical Youth Camp Concert took place at the City of Knowledge Athenaeum.
In recent days the President of the National Assembly of Namibia, Mr. Peter H. Katjavivi, visited the City of Knowledge, where he met with its Executive President, Professor Jorge Arosemena.
Ramsar Regional Centre for Training and Research (CREHO), the City of Knowledge Foundation and the Ministry of Environment, with support from the Panama Wetland Committee, celebrated the 2016 World Wetlands Day with the international forum: "Wetlands for our future, sustainable livelihoods," on Tuesday, February 2, at the City of Knowledge Training and Business Center.
At the initiative of the World Heritage Educational Program of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), with the cooperation of MarViva Foundation -based at the City of Knowledge- and the collaboration of the Ministry of Environment (MIAMBIENTE) and the University of Panama Regional Center of Veraguas (UP-CRUV), young people between 20 and 30 years from Central America and the Caribbean, were trained and sensitized on the issue of climate change and its impact on biodiversity and marine sustainability.
The Water Center for the Humid Tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean (CATHALAC), with support from SENACYT and the City of Knowledge Foundation, held the conference "The Right to water in the 21st century", on Friday, January 29, at the premises of SENACYT. Dr. Antonio Embid, Professor of Administrative Law at the University of Zaragoza, gave the conference.
Mercedes Eleta de Brenes, Pituka de Helbron and Tatiana Fábrega de Varela, new members of the Board of Trustees of the City of Knowledge Foundation, visited the CDS campus in recent days.
On Tuesday, January 26, the Panamanian Congress on Education and Museums was inaugurated at the City of Knowledge Convention Center. The Congress will be held until Thursday, January 28, 2016.
The Casa Taller Foundation –with headquarters at the City of Knowledge- and the City of Knowledge Center for Educational Development, in partnership with the Central University of Chile, conduct a program to update teachers by International Courses of Specialization on different educational fields. On Monday, January 25, they initiated the 3rd International Specialization Course: "A challenging educational care for children aged 0 to 4 years", at the City of Knowledge Holiday Inn.
The City of Knowledge Innovation Center and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) held the "Demo Day – Cultural and creative entrepreneurships", at the City of Knowledge Convention Center. During the Demo Day, 10 cultural and creative entrepreneurs presented to the audience the finalists projects of the "TRAMA: Culture, Innovation and Creative Economy" call.
With the growing trend of losses and damage associated with the impact of natural phenomena in the region, and the consequent challenge to meeting development goals; the Government of Panama, through the Ministry of Government and the National System of Civil Protection (SINAPROC), commissioned the United Nations system (based at the City of Knowledge) and strategic partners, to create the first "State Assessment of Disaster Risk Reduction in the Republic of Panama".