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Cuban Center of Neurosciences and UNESCO sign agreement in the field of education


HAVANA, Cuba, Feb 25 (acn) The Cuban Center of Neurosciences (CNeuro) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) signed a collaboration agreement that will contribute to the universal development of education.

The document to translate basic research on the brain and learning sciences was signed by PhD. Mitchell Valdes, CNeuro director general, and Mmantsetsa Marope, director of the UNESCO International Bureau of Education (IBE).

After highlighting the work of that Cuban scientific institution, Marope praised the importance of this agreement that will improve the quality of education at different levels, especially for educators, politicians and governments.

Marope is at the head of the UNESCO-IBE delegation that this week will hold meetings with high-level representatives of the Cuban Ministries of Education, Higher Education and other researchers and professors from Havana Pedagogical and Technological universities.

The objective is to have an exchange and identify common interests and possible future collaborations, as well as evaluate the possibility of testing a Neuroscience Curriculum for teachers designed by UNESCO-IBE and also for teachers in training in Cuba, said Dr. Nancy Estevez, head of the CNeuro children's neurodevelopment group.

Estevez stressed UNESCO's priority to achieve greater educational inclusion and promote an equal situation for all children.

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