Meeting of the IAI Directorate with Government Authorities in the Republic of Argentina

During the Regional Workshop on Climate, Environment and Health held in the province of Neuquén, Argentina, the IAI Executive Directorate met with local, regional and national authorities of the Argentine government, together with representatives of international organizations such as the Pan American Health Organization and the World Meteorological Organization.


Discussions focused on the different ways that institutions and governments can collaborate regionally at the intersection of climate, environment and health using a One Health approach. The most important issues addressed were: how to close capacity building gaps for transdisciplinary research, how to create political and technical structures to strengthen governance in spaces of dialogue, and how to broaden stakeholder participation. Among the attendees were:


Omar Gutiérrez, Governor of Neuquén


Marcos Koopmann, Lieutenant Governor of Neuquén


Sebastián González, Chief Minister of the Cabinet of the Government of the Province of Neuquén


Carla Vizzotti, Minister of Health of the Nation


Eva Jané Llopis, Representative of the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization


Dr. Andrea Peve, Minister of Health of Neuquén


Carlos Javier Darío Saloniti, Mayor of the City of San Martín de Los Andes


María Andrea Echauri, Adviser to the Minister of Health of Neuquén


Carolina Mura, Director of Institutional Relations of the Ministry of Health of the province of Neuquén


Alejandra Ferrero, National Consultant on Environmental Determinants of Health and Climate Change, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)


Daniel Buss; Head of Unit, Climate Change and Environmental Determinants of Health - Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)


Bárbara Tapia Cortés, Technical Coordinator (Services), Regional Office for the Americas of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).


Cecilia Sorensen, Director, Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education


Marcos Regis da Silva, Executive Director, Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI)


Marcella Ohira, Deputy Executive Director and Director of Capacity Development, Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI)


Anna Stewart-Ibarra, Scientific Director, Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI)