EARLHAM INSTITUTE HOST COLOMBIAN SCIENCE DELEGATION TO DRIVE SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION FOR BIODIVERSITY

Por : Earlham Institute

On Wednesday, 5 December, the Earlham Institute (EI) hosted a senior delegation from four of Colombia’s national science organisations; AGROSAVIA (Colombian Corporation of Investigation on Agriculture), Humboldt Institute, IIAP (Spanish for Environmental Research Institute of the Pacific) and SINCHI (Amazon Scientific Research Institute).

Instigated by the British Embassy in Colombia, this visit follows the news last week that the Governments of Colombia and the UK have agreed to formalise a new Partnership for Sustainable Growth and will aim to conclude a Memorandum of Understanding at Ministerial level in 2019.

In 2016, EI’s  Director of Science, Professor Federica Di Palma founded a science research network to foster collaboration and knowledge exchange between academics, NGOs and businesses based in the UK and Colombia, known as BRIDGE Colombia (Biodiversity, Responsibility, Innovation, Development, Growth and Education).

In 2017, Professor Federica Di Palma was awarded £6.5 million funding from the UK Government to lead a multidisciplinary programme to strengthen Colombian research capability in the biological sciences, computational biology, and socio-economics...

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