Meeting with members of the French Institute of Andean Studies in Colombia (IFEA), the Institute of the Americas’ Andean hub (IdA) and the French Embassy in Colombia

By Luis-Miguel Gutiérrez and Claudia Pineda

18 February 2020 – 14:30
25 February 2020 – 16:00 (video conference)
French Embassy in Colombia, Bogota

Luis-Miguel Gutiérrez, Francesca Fuentes, Julie Massal, Víctor Tafur, Emilie Gaillard, Claudia Pineda. Photo taken by Laetitia Braconnier Moreno.

Meeting between the research team of the Chair and members of IFEA, IdA and the French Embassy in Colombia:

  • Julie Massal, Representative of the French Institute of Andean Studies in Colombia (IFEA)
  • Laetitia Braconnier Moreno, Coordinator of the Institute of the Americas’ Andean hub.
  • Francesca Fuentes, Head of University and Scientific Cooperation at the French Embassy in Colombia.
  • Enrique Sánchez Albarracín, Head of University and Scientific Cooperation at the French Embassy in Colombia.

Meeting with partners of scientific and university cooperation between France and Colombia.

This meeting allowed the members of the Normandy Chair for Peace to learn about the different partners and the dynamics of cooperation between France and Colombia.

A network of approximately 300 French-Colombian researchers and 30 universities has been brought together under COLIFRI (French-Colombian Association of Researchers). This association seeks to promote research, development and innovation that will strengthen French-Colombian research projects and teams.

COLIFRI facilitates direct exchange between researchers in different disciplines, enabling the meetings and synergy that can lead to collaboration and joint research projects.

On the topic of the environment, its projects relate to climate change, renewable energies and territorial peace-building. They also carry out specific research related to indigenous knowledge and the rights of indigenous peoples in different parts of Colombia.

Taking into account the different lines of research led by the Normandy Chair for Peace, COLIFRI, alongside other organisations carrying out field research on environmental and social issues such as IFEA and IDA, are invited to combine Colombo-French research efforts, working towards future exchanges and collaboration on the topics of peace, transitional justice and the environment.


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