CARCIP program delivers robotics kit to URACCAN, for Bilwi and Las Minas enclosures
The rector of URACCAN, Dr. Alta Hooker, with Ned Lacayo Thompson, general coordinator of CARCIP.
Dara Contreras

Prioritizing innovation processes in the context of the Caribbean Coast

On the morning of this Tuesday, October 06, through TELCOR, a meeting was held between managers of the Caribbean Regional Communications Infrastructure Program (CARCIP) and the rector of URACCAN, Dr. Alta Hooker, together with Victor Zúniga, Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and William Flores, Officer of the External Cooperation Program, both of this institution , to make official the delivery of robotics equipment for the Bilwi and Las Minas enclosures.

The donation consisted of two robotics kits and a multipurpose sound equipment, to complement and carry out the work that is carried out in the Innovation Centers of this institution, thus contributing to the educational quality in the professionalization processes.

Ned Lacayo Thompson, general coordinator of CARCIP, expressed the importance of strengthening and promoting technological development in the context of the Caribbean region, which for years had been excluded. "What is being done, first of all, is to prioritize the Caribbean Coast, so everything we are doing to drive development in our region is consistent," he stressed.

For her part, Dr. Alta Hooker highlighted the contributions of the joint work that has been developed between CARCIP-TELCOR and this study house, based on a process of dialogue and understanding, by which solutions have been sought to different needs of the region. "We can say that we are walking the word, we are striving and giving each one the best of us, and if the CARCIP-TELCOR project had not been walking with us, all this effort would have been extremely complicated," said the rector of URACCAN.

Similarly, the rector stated that "Open Innovation is the best I can have ever passed to the Caribbean Coast" and appreciates CARCIP's support in the construction of this institution's Innovation Centers, emphasizing that it is done from the "reason and the heart and, therefore, to the development of a strong and diverse Nicaragua".

Lacayo asserted that the innovation process is not a matter of human capacities, but of resource capacities, so it will continue to invest in technical certifications and soft skills, to strengthen innovation centres and value sustainability mechanisms. It also welcomes the work that URACCAN has been building in the different spaces and projects that are developed at the institutional, Community and regional levels.

URACCAN, committed to the training of men and women with an innovative spirit, will continue to work on programmes that promote technological development from an intercultural gender perspective, in order to further strengthen the community model and the visibility of the knowledge and practices of the peoples of the Caribbean Coast.