June 03, 2024

Extractivism, gender and peasant economies

Our scholarship holders Patricia Gómez-Nore, Giovanna Quintero-Arias and Diego David Aldana-Carrillo published their term paper entitled Extractivism, gender relations and peasant economies: A case study in the village of El Tomo in the municipality of Cumaribo (Vichada) in May in the journal Gestión y Ambiente of the Institute of Environmental Studies (IDEA) of the National University of Colombia. To read the full article go to our publications section (abstract in English, full article in Spanish).

May 27, 2024

Collaborative Networks and Pluriversal Dialogues in Bonn

From May 20-25, ZEF researchers and members of the DSSP coordination team Dr. Eva Youkhana and Dr. Dennis Avilés and two former postdoctoral fellows of our program Dr. Pablo de la Cruz and Dr. Yilson Barrera-Beltrán participated in the “Pluriversal Dialogues on Environmental Ethics: Decolonising Scientific Practice for Futures Beyond ‘Development'”, held at the Center for Life Ethics (CLE) of the University of Bonn and co-organised by ZEF. These ‘pluriversal dialogues’ are based on the idea of many and diverse worlds on the planet, each with different views and practices that need to be engaged in dialogues for sustainable and ethical futures. These dialogues were conducted during the week through workshops and presentations in different formats, deviating from the standard academic presentation format. read more about the event and our participation here.

February 06, 2024

Making the Yukpa people visible, crucial for integrating them into territorial peace-building proposals

Our research fellow Professor Yudy Marcela Chavés recently published an article in Periódico UNAL about the work carried out in the framework of her research stay at the DSSP, completed at the La Paz campus of the National University of Colombia.

Read the full article here (in Spanish).

August 29, 2023

Gender and Development from a Feminist Critical Perspective

On the 13th of May Dennis Avilés-Irahola, ZEFa and DSSP senior research gave a conference during the 75th Year Celebration of the UNAL campus in Manizales, Colombia about the relationship between gender and development from a feminist critical perspective. See the conference (in Spanish) here.

Photo: Dennis Avilés-Irahola

July 12, 2023

Research about Latin America from german speaking countries

In the framework of a study conducted by the Ibero-American Institute (IAI) in Berlin on the status and prospects of Latin American and Caribbean research in the humanities, cultural studies and social sciences in German-speaking countries, a workshop was held on Thursday 06.07.2023 that focused on the role of collaborative projects, Latin American-related doctoral programmes and thematically oriented transregional projects. DSSP and ZEF Senior researcher Dennis Avilés Irahola participated in panel 2: The role of International Doctoral Programmes for German-language Latin American and Caribbean Research.

June 22, 2023

Illegal Arson and civil resistance in Rosario, Argentina

Eva Youkhana, leader of our program in ZEF is spending a sabbatical term in Argentina working on different cases, one of them being the one of illegal arson and civil resistance in Rosario, Argentina, a joint work together with a doctoral student at the National University of Rosario, Francisco Preiti. Read more about this fascinating case on the ZEF Blog by clicking on the title. They will also speak about this case in the framework of the talks from the Center Maria Sibylla Merian of Advanced Latinoamerican Studies (CALAS) on 28 June. Read about the event here

Photo: Eva Youkhana

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 in 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.

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” (only in Spanish).

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”.

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.

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.

November 2, 2021

Call for application:
Grants for DSSP Master Students

Closing date: November 28, 2021

September 15, 2021

Blog on “Development, peace and violence in Colombia”

By Alejandro Mora Motta, Carolina Tobón Ramírez,
Emilia Schmidt, Estefanía Montoya Domínguez

August 30, 2021

New Working Paper on “Deforestation in
Tinigua National Natural Park:
Socio-environmental consequences
of the Peace Agreement in Colombia”

by Carolina Tobón Ramírez, David Zamora Ávila,
Mauricio Ángel Macias and Eva Youkhana

April, 08, 2020

Beyond the curfew: COVID-19’s impact on Colombia

Blog post by Eva Youkhana, Emilia Schmidt and Alejandro Mora-Motta about the impact of COVID-19 in Colombia.