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.

Presenters:

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

Moderators:

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

Commentator:

 Gretchen Hernandez

PhD Candidate in Geography

Coordinator, Bolivia CED Project

 

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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.

Presenters:

  • 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.

Four SFU students go to Bolivia

Four SFU students spent May to August 2011 in Bolivia through the project:

Ana Molina, 4th year Geography major won a CARE SFU travel award, and a grant from the project to work at COMAI-Pachamama on CED planning in Viacha, Bolivia.

Deborah Carvalho, a Latin American Studies grad student won C.A.R.E SFU travel awards and Students for Development funding to work on research on indigenous women’s access to land through the organization CECASEM in La Paz.

Isabel Bodrogi, an International Studies Masters student, received Students for Development funding to explore issues of climate change and impacts on indigenous women with the organization ICO in the Santa Cruz region.

Francisco Gallegos, a graduate student in Public Policy received a grant from the project to work with IICCA in Tarija, Bolivia on research related to the implementation of Food Security policies in rural areas.

More information about the students and their work is available on the Summer 2011 page.