URACCAN and the Mayor of New Guinea sign interinstitutional collaboration agreement
The rector of URACCAN, Dr. Alta Hooker, with the mayor of New Guinea, Claribel Castillo, during the signing of the agreement.

Ties of cooperation, complementarity and joint management

On Thursday, July 30, the New Guinea precinct hosted the signing of an interinstitutional collaboration agreement between the Mayor of this municipality and URACCAN, which proposes as objectives the strategic strengthening of the bonds of cooperation and complementarity, joint management of knowledge, knowledge, practices and academic, technical and scientific innovations; and the implementation of institutional strengthening actions of the parties, to improve the living conditions of the population and development with the identity of peoples and communities at the municipal and regional level.

For Dr. Alta Hooker Blandford, rector of URACCAN, the agreement "we see it as an opportunity to exchange, learning each one, allowing the student to go to internships, we do research that interests the municipality", adding that also "It is an opportunity where a university and an institution of the municipality join hands to advance in the greatest strengthening of the territory".

In the same regard, Dr Hooker says that she "will greatly help strengthen both the New Guinean compound and the other venues that URACCAN has, as it is an agreement for the whole of URACCAN".

For her part, the teacher Claribel Castillo Abeda, municipal mayor of New Guinea, stated that the fundamental part of the agreement has to do with the "strengthening of the relationships that as municipal government and URACCAN university we must have, but it also has to do with the realization of the practices that students perform, internships, as well as the search for joint projects that we can carry out between the university and the municipal government".

Among the commitments between the institutions, they highlight: harmoniously agree on annual work plans arising from the Collaboration Agreement, with the delegates appointed by the parties; and develop processes of monitoring, monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of the Convention.

The formal event was also attended by Dr. José Saballos, Secretary General of URACCAN; Dr. Eugenio López, vice-chancellor of the territory; teacher Consuelo Blandón, academic secretary of the campus; and Master Antonio López, construction coordinator.

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Judith Robleto