IntroductionCesagen Researchers awarded fellowships to establish links between researchers in Latin America and the UK
Paul Oldham and Oscar Forero have both been successful in winning awards from the ESRC in collaboration with the Social Science Research Council, under their Collaborative Visiting Fellowships scheme. This scheme aims to encourage communication and cooperation between social scientists in the UK and the Americas. These fellowships presentopportunities to establish links between researchers in Latin America and the UK.
Regarding the Visiting fellowships:
Paul Oldham will be based at the Regional Research Centre for Andean Biodiversity at the San Antonio National University in Cusco-Peru. His fellowship programme includes: (1) A workshop on ‘Digital methods, Biodiversity and Genomics’, to demonstrate and discuss the existing use of digital tools and methods within and outside the region in participatory monitoring of biodiversity, agro-food systems and traditional knowledge. (2) A Public Lecture ‘A House of Secrets: Traditional Knowledge Databases and the Rights of indigenous Peoples in the Venezuelan Amazon’. (3) working towards a research proposal involving the Regional Centre for Andean Biodiversity and their partners at the ANDES Association which maintains strong links with Andean communities and the internationally recognised ‘Potato Park’.
Oscar Forero will be based Center for Environmental Studies (CEAM) at the Universidad Austral (UACH) in Chile. His fellowship programme includes (1) A workshop on ‘Social Sustainability & Environmental Responsibility at crossroads (2) A Lecture ‘Food, Consumption and Genomics Promises’, as part of the ‘Objects that produce words’ lecture series. (At the Graduate School of the Humanities Faculty) (3) Working towards a research proposal. UACH, CESAGEN and other Latin American research and development organizations are interested in investigating the relationships between genomic promises, food security and cultural change.