Research and Learning: Students Reflect on CED in Bolivia

 This was an opportunity for SFU students to tell the stories about their research and work in Bolivia, and a chance for the public to engage in an open dialogue about the current situation of community economic development in this beautiful Andean country.

The event was held on March 20th, 2012 at SFU Harbour Centre with some 30 people in attendance. We want to thank all of the people who came to the event and participated in the discussion with comments and questions.


  • Isabel Bodrogi (MA Candidate International Studies), Vulnerability of women to the effects of climate change
  • Deborah Carvalho (MA Candidate Latin American Studies), Women’s Land Ownership Rights
  • Francisco Gallegos (MA Candidate Public Policy), Research: Food Security and Food Sovereignty
  • Gretchen Hernandez (PhD Candidate in Geography), Indigenous-led initiatives to improve economic, social and environmental well-being at the local level

Moderator:  Dr. Joanna Ashworth, Sr. Research Associate, Centre for Sustainable Community Development; Co-Director, Engaging Diaspora in Development; Associate Director, Community Economic Development in Bolivia

To see pictures of the event, please click here.