In late June 2017, INGSA hosted a highly successful workshop in Buenos Aires on enhancing capacities for science advice to policymakers in South America.

INGSA was also proud to announce the foundation of an INGSA Latin America Chapter that will continue to assist development of evidence-informed policy mechanisms in the region.


To get involved with the INGSA-LAC Chapter, and for more information on their activities including local workshops, awards, opportunities, see the Activities page.

You can also find INGSA Case Studies in Spanish and Portuguese at our Case Studies page.


Sept 2022 – El papel del conocimiento científico en la formulación de políticas en Colombia, in collaboration with Academia Colombiana de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales

Steering Committee

To foster and facilitate INGSA activities in South America, a steering committee has been formed to drive the development of the Latin America and the Caribbean chapter (INGSA-LAC). The steering committee are currently developing a workplan of activities and opportunities for the chapter.

The members of the INGSA-LAC steering committee are:

Carlos Abeledo (Chair) – Carlos is a Professor at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Alejandro Cappadoro – Alejandro is the Provincial Director for Initiatives of High Technological and Social Impact at the Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation for the Province of Santa Fe, Argentina.

Gian Carlo Delgado Ramos – Gian is an economist and researcher at the the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Interdisciplinary Research Center on Sciences and Humanities.

María Estelí Jarquín –Deputy Director of the Office of International Affairs and External Cooperation, University of Costa Rica

Patricia Gadaleta – Patricia is a Professor at the Universidad Argentina de la Empresa, and a professor of Bioprocess at the University of Buenos Aires.

Alma Cristal Hernández Mondragón – Visiting Professor, Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute (CINVESTAV)

Andre Carlos Ponce de Leon Ferreira de Carvalho – Andre is a Professor, Computer Science Department, Universidade de São Paulo, São Carlos, Brazil.

Sebastian Escobar – Sebastian is the Executive Director of the Citizen Science Foundation, Santiago, Chile. 

Adriana Castaño – Adriana works as a national and international consultant for the private and government sectors and academic public sector in science, technology and innovation in Colombia.

Elizabeth Silvestre – Elizabeth is Scientific Director at INCLIMA and a consultant on climate change and environmental adaption in Peru.

Suher Carolina Yabroudi – Suher is Head of Water and Wastewater Treatment Systems at the Water Research Center, University of Zulia, Venezuela. 

Soledad Quiroz – Soledad is an Advisor to the Office of Science and Government, of the Ministry of Science, Technology, Knowledge and Innovation of Chile. 

Rubén Darío Ibáñez – Ruben is the Regional Programme Officer for INGSA-LAC

To contact INGSA-LAC please send enquiries to