Research and Learning: Students Reflect on Sustainable Community Development in Bolivia

The Centre for Sustainable Community Development and the Development & Sustainability Program at SFU are  pleased to invite you to the event “Research and Learning: Students Reflect on Sustainable Community Development in Bolivia”.  This is an opportunity for SFU students to tell the stories of their research and work in Bolivia from the Summer 2012.   We hope it will also be a space for the public to engage in discussion about sustainable, community-based economic development in this remarkable country.

The details of the event are:

 Date: Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Time: 6 to 8 pm

Venue: SFU Vancouver (Harbour Centre), Room 7000

Capacity: 50 people

 To register, please click here

Coffee and  a light meal will be provided.


Shannon Lambie (MA Candidate International Studies)

Organization: Instituto de Investigacion y Capacitacion Campesina (ICCA)

Location: Tarija

Research: Food security in rural agricultural communities

Christian Filip (3rd year student of International Studies, development and sustainability and economics minor)

Organization: Centro de Investigacion Nacional y Educacion Popular (CINEP)

Location: Cochabamba

Field work: Sustainable economic development in indigenous communities in the protected TIPNIS park

Alison Rustand (MA candidate Latin American Studies)

Organization:  Municipality of Viacha

Location: Viacha-La Paz

Research: Protagonism in a Multi-Actor Community Economic Development Context

Catalina Parra (4th year student, joint major International Studies and Latin American studies with concentration in economic development)

Organization:  Asociacion de Instituciones de Promocion y Educacion (AIPE)

Location: La Paz

Research: Results of Community Economic Development Training in Bolivia


Dr. Joanna Ashworth

Sr. Research Associate, Centre for Sustainable Community Development

Co-Director, Engaging Diaspora in Development Associate Director, Community Economic Development in Bolivia

Francisco Gallegos

MA in Public Policy


 Gretchen Hernandez

PhD Candidate in Geography

Coordinator, Bolivia CED Project