— Welcome to DSSP —
The Doctoral Studies Support Program (DSSP) on “Environmental peace building and development in Colombia” was launched in December 2017 with the signing of the Cooperation Agreement between the Center of Development Research (Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung – ZEF) at the University of Bonn and the Institute of Environmental Studies (Instituto de Estudios Ambientales – IDEA) at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia.
The DSSP is financed by the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst – DAAD), within the framework of the “Sustainable Development Goals Graduate Schools” program, which aims at consolidating cooperation relationships between German higher education institutions and academic peers from countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia, in order to make progresses in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) proposed by the United Nations.
DSSP is one of seven international
DAAD SDG Graduate Schools.
Learn more about the
other SDG Graduate Schools.
— Latest News and Events —
January 27, 2023
New opinion article about Environmental Information in UN Periódico.
Recently an opinion article written by Nicolás Pérez was published in the UNAL Presse – UN Periódico. The article addresses the importance of environmental information and the urgent need to spread it. Nicolás is a junior researcher at DSSP and he is in charge of the Environmental Information Data Management System (SIAMI) in IDEA.
January 5, 2023
Support for the mobility of our academic community
As part of the activities in 2022, the DSSP supported the mobility of different members of our academic community: professors, students, and graduates of the Environment and Development Master Program in IDEA and our fellows from DSSP to national and international events. In the second half of 2022, the program supported six mobilities of our community: one professor, two conferences for one of our doctoral students, one member of the management team of IDEA, and three graduates from the master’s program. Here, you will find more information about these three presentations at international events.
December 1, 2022
Launching event for Data Management System in DSSP
One of the most important developments in the second phase of our program has been the Environmental Information System of the Environmental Studies Institute (SIAMI). SIAMI was officially presented on November 18th in the National University of Colombia in the framework of the Forum “Collaborative contributions for approaching information and environmental conflicts in Colombia”.
This development contributes to the aim of consolidating and extending information and data management systems and also looks to diminish the gap between academia and society in terms of data management and production of information.
More information click here
November 17, 2022
Call for application: Grants for the ASA Academia Global Program to support the project “Techniques and technologies for participatory monitoring of environmental conflicts in Colombia and Germany”
Closing date: December 11, 2022
The objective of the call is to identify young colombian profesionals, interested in research, to be part of the ASA Academia Global Program in the framework of the project “Techniques and technologies of participatory monitoring of environmental conflicts in Colombia and Germany”.
More info. click here
November 9, 2022
Forum: Collaborative contributions for approaching information and environmental conflicts in Colombia
Next Friday 18th November from 15 h – 19 h (CET) the Environmental Information System (SIAMI-IDEA) will be presented joint with the new platform of the Environmental Conflict Observatory (OCA). Both platforms have been enhanced within DSSP. It will be possible to be in presence in UNAL or to follow the launch through the YouTube Channel of IDEA. The event will be carried out in spanish.
October 29, 2022
First Travelling Summer School
From 21st to 30th September, in the framework of the second phase of the DSSP, a group of ten master students and professors from different campuses of UNAL participated in the First Travelling School in the Amazonia campus.
September 21, 2022
Call for application: Grants for DSSP Doctoral Students
Closing date: October 28, 2022
For doctoral students from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia who are eligible to be part of the Doctoral Studies Support Program (DSSP, in Spanish PAFD), offered by the Center for Development Research (ZEF) of the University of Bonn and the Institute for Environmental Studies (IDEA) of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. The selection of applicants will take place within the framework of a bilateral program of interdisciplinary studies on development, environment and peacebuilding.
September 19, 2022
Panel discussion “There is a future if there is truth” – Results and recommendations of the Truth Commission in Colombia.
“COLPAZ – Peace for Colombia”, “Center for Development Research (ZEF)”, “Nodo
Alemania de apoyo a la Comisión de la Verdad”, “Misereor”, “Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (giz)” and “Ibero-Club e.V. Bonn” invite you to an event on the occasion of
the report of the Colombian Truth Commission on the armed conflict.
August 31, 2022
Closing event of our project on “Participatory Monitoring of biodiversity
loss in Colombia: Alternatives for understanding and resolving
environmental conflicts” (ColPaMon).
The pilot project ColPaMon financed by BMBF was the perfect opportunity to plan a joint research proposal and future paths for addressing environmental conflicts, the role of science, and the perspective of the participatory monitoring process not just in Colombia but also in other regions of the world.
June 21-24, 2022
3rd Workshop on “Participatory Monitoring of biodiversity loss in Colombia: Alternatives for understanding and resolving environmental conflicts” (ColPaMon) in Bonn (ZEF).
Between May and November 2021 two workshops and three conferences were carried out and contributed to deepen in diverse monitoring experiences in territories of conflict. With these inputs, we have increased the knowledge about participative and communitary monitoring processes.
June 8-10, 2022
Eighth Annual Conference of the World-Ecology Research Network, Bonn, June.
Eva Youkhana, Dennis Aviles and Carolina Tobón (all researcher of DSSP programm) present their work.
The theme of the 2022 conference „ Working Environments, Unruly Natures” focuses on the concept and politics of work in the World-Ecology conversation. Work is understood here in its multiple and bundled dimensions. Program here