Preserving, Restoring and Managing Colombian Biodiversity Through Responsible Innovation

Lead Research Organisation: Earlham Institute
Department Name: Research Faculty

Abstract

The proposal targets the country of Colombia, at a very important time in history following the peace agreement between the government and the FARC. Colombia is one of the 17 countries considered as "megadiverse" by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Colombia's biodiversity is not only important for the country's natural heritage and the preservation of unique species in the world, it is also essential for the improvement of human welfare, social equality and economic development.

The proposal has been built on a foundation of existing research activities, with the involvement of additional stakeholders, business, government, and third sector organisations, promoting cross-disciplinary expertise to tackle three developmental challenges, and ensuring that impact extents beyond the length of the project.

Our short-term goals are to build research capacity, partnerships and knowledge, with the longer-term goals of stimulating economic and social growth around biodiversity. We have established an alliance of institutions in the UK and Colombia in order to (1) gather information on changes in distribution, diversity, and conservation status of the natural diversity of Colombia, (2) characterise and manage agricultural genetic biodiversity to make breeding and farming more efficient, and (3) assess the challenges and impacts associated with the biodiversity challenges outlined in the other two work programmes to develop key relevant policies and programmes.

In addition we will build research capability by developing researchers' skills, as well their access to research information and resources through group meetings, workshops, networking events and training courses, that will be delivered in collaboration with Colombian partners and in alignment with the activities of the proposal. We will also improve the technological self-sufficiency of the Colombian research community by facilitating the adoption of innovative technologies. Furthermore, we will ensure we raise awareness of the challenges among the public and inform them of how our outcomes are likely to benefit them. Our proposal on Colombian Biodiversity is timely and will allow the targeted country to reach higher scientific level in the proposed activities as well as applying science to inform decision-making and business investments in sustainable agriculture. Ultimately its outcomes will contribute to a long lasting impact by promoting peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels (UN SDG 16).

Planned Impact

At this very important time in Colombian post conflict history, we propose an innovative development strategy to deliver a multidisciplinary and integrated approach, which connects academic, public and private institutions in the UK and Colombia around key biodiversity issues. Our short-term goal is to build research capacity, partnerships and knowledge, with a longer-term goal of stimulating economic and social growth around biodiversity.

The proposal brings together an alliance of complementary skills from a wide range of project partners to understand the mutual impacts of bio-diverse ecosystems and sustainable agricultural productivity. The three main overarching programmes of the proposal are:
1. Natural diversity of organisms and ecosystems in Colombia through characterisation and management of genetic diversity of species, as well as understanding of changes in biodiversity distribution, and conservation status with the long term goal of preventing biodiversity loss.
2. Agricultural diversity of crop species in Colombia through characterising and management of genetic diversity with the long term goal of accelerating breeding and making farming practices more efficient.
3. Socio-economics assessment of the challenges and impacts associated with the biodiversity development opportunities outlined above with the long term goal of developing key relevant policies and programmes.

In order to maximise the impact of our proposal, for each of the described programmes above we will:
1. Support new and ongoing research activities focused on characterising natural and agricultural genetic diversity with the goal of preventing biodiversity loss, improving food security and renewable supplies of plant materials.
2. Create technical training opportunities for all career levels across all three proposed objectives, with emphasis on developing skills of young researchers and facilitating exchanges between UK and Colombia.
3. Assess the value and impact of biodiversity and assist government agencies in incorporating the information into key relevant policies and programmes.
4. Engage with civil organisation and key stakeholders to inform the public about biodiversity and the government on how it might support this engagement in the future.

Organisations

 
Description To address economic and social challenges within the country, as well as contribute to sustainable and inclusive development, Colombian President Iván Duque launched the Mision de Sabios ("Mission of the Wise People") in February 2019. As a result of our project's (BB/P028098/1) work to date, PI Professor Di Palma accepted an invitation to become one of the members of this Mission. Federica's group will recommend proposals in education, science, technology and innovation policy to inform a road map that will be incorporated into Colombia's next National Development Plan. Our presentations at the FIMA 2018 (Feria del Medio Ambiente) led to us influencing the development of the Green Growth Policy that was approved by the Colombian Government on 10th July 2018. GROW Colombia was chosen to integrate with projects within the UK's Newton fund scheme in Colombia (Newton-Caldas Fund), with the aim of developing science and innovation partnerships that promote economic development and welfare in the country. As a result, the PARAGUAS project is now contributing to our training of journalists in reporting on scientific advances in the country. Our project is developing workshops aimed at training ex-combatants in Colombia in areas relating to biodiversity and science.
First Year Of Impact 2017
Sector Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Government, Democracy and Justice,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description Pre-Meeting with Mark Menzies MP, UK Trade Envoy to Latin America and Chair of APPG Latin America, and BEIS/FO official.
Geographic Reach South America 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Presentation to All Party Parliamentary Latin America Group and All Party Parliamentary Colombia Group
Geographic Reach South America 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Newton-Paulet Fund - Researcher Links 2018
Amount £36,725 (GBP)
Funding ID 2018-RLWK10-10508 
Organisation British Council 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2019 
End 12/2019
 
Description RCUK-CIAT Newton Fund
Amount £150,691 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/R022828/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2018 
End 03/2019
 
Description RCUK-CIAT Newton Fund: Exploiting biodiversity in Brachiaria/Panicum tropical forage grasses using genetics to improve livelihoods and sustainability
Amount £150,692 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/R022828/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2018 
End 03/2019
 
Description Use of legumes in meadows as a sustainable alternative for the management of pastures dedicated to dairy production in the department of Cundinamarca (Uso de leguminosas en praderas como alternativa sostenible de manejo de pasturas dedicadas a la producci
Amount $0 (COP)
Funding ID Convocatoria 802 Colciencias Colombia Bio 
Organisation Administrative Department of Science, Technology and Innovation (Colciencias) 
Sector Public
Country Colombia
Start  
 
Title Brachiaria ruziziensis genome reference 
Description A reference assembly and annotation of the Brachiaria ruziziensis genome. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The first draft version of the reference has been shared with Brachiaria breeders in two CGIAR centres, CIAT in Colombia and ILRI in Kenya, for validation. 
 
Title Transcriptomic sequencing of 104 Brachiaria spp and Megathyrsus maximus tropical forages accessions representative of the global diversity 
Description RNA-seq on accessions from four Brachiaria species and Panicum maximus with accessions from CIAT (Cali, Colombia) to cover the different levels of ploidy and diversity 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This dataset represent 90% of the genemic data available for this species. 
URL https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bioproject/PRJNA513453
 
Title Whole-genome resequencing of 220 sugarcane accessions representative of the global diversity 
Description Whole-genome resequencing of 220 sugarcane accessions representative of the global diversity. The dataset includes 15 S. officinarum, 7 S. barberi from 3 subspecies, 5 S. sinense from 2 subspecies, 1 S. spontaneum, and 3 Erianthus genotypes. These include 2 samples from Papua New Guinea and 1 from India, hypothetical centers of origin of the species. The dataset also includes 189 sugarcane hybrids from breeding programmes in 15 countries: Australia, Barbados, Brazil, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Mauritius, Mexico, Argentina, Peru, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, South Africa, USA and Venezuela. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact All the samples were sequenced to a coverage of ~2X, which allowed for a first analysis of that data by clustering (PCA) to select a subset of 57 samples representative of the global diversity, that have been further sequenced to a coverage of ~10X. 
 
Description Aberystwyth University - IBERS, in temperate and tropical forages 
Organisation University of Wales
Department Institute of Biological Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Genetic map integration with genome assemblies. SNP and diversity calling in natural and induced populations of forages.
Collaborator Contribution Genetic map assembly and validation. Genotyping-by-synthesis (GBS) library preparation and sequencing for diversity analysis. Gene and transcriptomic analysis.
Impact Chromosome-scale genome references for Trifolium pratense, Lolium perenne and Brachiaria ruziziensis.
Start Year 2014
 
Description BRIDGE Colombia Network 
Organisation Aberystwyth University
Department Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Institute founded the BRIDGE Colombia network of Colombia, British and International organisations following the success of an IAA funded workshop around Colombian Biodiversity. The development of the BRIDGE day 2017 and 2018. In 2018 it was decide that GROW and BRIDGE would aligned with some projects of the Newton Caldas programme
Collaborator Contribution The network is a multidisciplinary network of researchers and organisations with an interest in preserving Colombian biodiversity and promoting the sustainable use of natural resources. Each network partner has contributed to ongoing discussions about current and future research proposals and ideas.
Impact Disciplines involved: biological sciences, agricultural sciences, ecology, microbiology, economics, social sciences, political sciences
Start Year 2017
 
Description BRIDGE Colombia Network 
Organisation Administrative Department of Science, Technology and Innovation (Colciencias)
Country Colombia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Institute founded the BRIDGE Colombia network of Colombia, British and International organisations following the success of an IAA funded workshop around Colombian Biodiversity. The development of the BRIDGE day 2017 and 2018. In 2018 it was decide that GROW and BRIDGE would aligned with some projects of the Newton Caldas programme
Collaborator Contribution The network is a multidisciplinary network of researchers and organisations with an interest in preserving Colombian biodiversity and promoting the sustainable use of natural resources. Each network partner has contributed to ongoing discussions about current and future research proposals and ideas.
Impact Disciplines involved: biological sciences, agricultural sciences, ecology, microbiology, economics, social sciences, political sciences
Start Year 2017
 
Description BRIDGE Colombia Network 
Organisation Alexander von Humboldt Biological Resources Research Institute
PI Contribution The Institute founded the BRIDGE Colombia network of Colombia, British and International organisations following the success of an IAA funded workshop around Colombian Biodiversity. The development of the BRIDGE day 2017 and 2018. In 2018 it was decide that GROW and BRIDGE would aligned with some projects of the Newton Caldas programme
Collaborator Contribution The network is a multidisciplinary network of researchers and organisations with an interest in preserving Colombian biodiversity and promoting the sustainable use of natural resources. Each network partner has contributed to ongoing discussions about current and future research proposals and ideas.
Impact Disciplines involved: biological sciences, agricultural sciences, ecology, microbiology, economics, social sciences, political sciences
Start Year 2017
 
Description BRIDGE Colombia Network 
Organisation Alexander von Humboldt Biological Resources Research Institute
PI Contribution The Institute founded the BRIDGE Colombia network of Colombia, British and International organisations following the success of an IAA funded workshop around Colombian Biodiversity. The development of the BRIDGE day 2017 and 2018. In 2018 it was decide that GROW and BRIDGE would aligned with some projects of the Newton Caldas programme
Collaborator Contribution The network is a multidisciplinary network of researchers and organisations with an interest in preserving Colombian biodiversity and promoting the sustainable use of natural resources. Each network partner has contributed to ongoing discussions about current and future research proposals and ideas.
Impact Disciplines involved: biological sciences, agricultural sciences, ecology, microbiology, economics, social sciences, political sciences
Start Year 2017
 
Description BRIDGE Colombia Network 
Organisation CGIAR
Department International Center for Tropical Agriculture
Country Colombia 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The Institute founded the BRIDGE Colombia network of Colombia, British and International organisations following the success of an IAA funded workshop around Colombian Biodiversity. The development of the BRIDGE day 2017 and 2018. In 2018 it was decide that GROW and BRIDGE would aligned with some projects of the Newton Caldas programme
Collaborator Contribution The network is a multidisciplinary network of researchers and organisations with an interest in preserving Colombian biodiversity and promoting the sustainable use of natural resources. Each network partner has contributed to ongoing discussions about current and future research proposals and ideas.
Impact Disciplines involved: biological sciences, agricultural sciences, ecology, microbiology, economics, social sciences, political sciences
Start Year 2017
 
Description BRIDGE Colombia Network 
Organisation Colombian Agricultural Research Corporation
PI Contribution The Institute founded the BRIDGE Colombia network of Colombia, British and International organisations following the success of an IAA funded workshop around Colombian Biodiversity. The development of the BRIDGE day 2017 and 2018. In 2018 it was decide that GROW and BRIDGE would aligned with some projects of the Newton Caldas programme
Collaborator Contribution The network is a multidisciplinary network of researchers and organisations with an interest in preserving Colombian biodiversity and promoting the sustainable use of natural resources. Each network partner has contributed to ongoing discussions about current and future research proposals and ideas.
Impact Disciplines involved: biological sciences, agricultural sciences, ecology, microbiology, economics, social sciences, political sciences
Start Year 2017
 
Description BRIDGE Colombia Network 
Organisation Colombian Sugarcane Research Center
PI Contribution The Institute founded the BRIDGE Colombia network of Colombia, British and International organisations following the success of an IAA funded workshop around Colombian Biodiversity. The development of the BRIDGE day 2017 and 2018. In 2018 it was decide that GROW and BRIDGE would aligned with some projects of the Newton Caldas programme
Collaborator Contribution The network is a multidisciplinary network of researchers and organisations with an interest in preserving Colombian biodiversity and promoting the sustainable use of natural resources. Each network partner has contributed to ongoing discussions about current and future research proposals and ideas.
Impact Disciplines involved: biological sciences, agricultural sciences, ecology, microbiology, economics, social sciences, political sciences
Start Year 2017
 
Description BRIDGE Colombia Network 
Organisation CorpoGen
Country Colombia 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The Institute founded the BRIDGE Colombia network of Colombia, British and International organisations following the success of an IAA funded workshop around Colombian Biodiversity. The development of the BRIDGE day 2017 and 2018. In 2018 it was decide that GROW and BRIDGE would aligned with some projects of the Newton Caldas programme
Collaborator Contribution The network is a multidisciplinary network of researchers and organisations with an interest in preserving Colombian biodiversity and promoting the sustainable use of natural resources. Each network partner has contributed to ongoing discussions about current and future research proposals and ideas.
Impact Disciplines involved: biological sciences, agricultural sciences, ecology, microbiology, economics, social sciences, political sciences
Start Year 2017
 
Description BRIDGE Colombia Network 
Organisation Del Rosario University
Country Colombia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Institute founded the BRIDGE Colombia network of Colombia, British and International organisations following the success of an IAA funded workshop around Colombian Biodiversity. The development of the BRIDGE day 2017 and 2018. In 2018 it was decide that GROW and BRIDGE would aligned with some projects of the Newton Caldas programme
Collaborator Contribution The network is a multidisciplinary network of researchers and organisations with an interest in preserving Colombian biodiversity and promoting the sustainable use of natural resources. Each network partner has contributed to ongoing discussions about current and future research proposals and ideas.
Impact Disciplines involved: biological sciences, agricultural sciences, ecology, microbiology, economics, social sciences, political sciences
Start Year 2017
 
Description BRIDGE Colombia Network 
Organisation EAFIT University
Country Colombia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Institute founded the BRIDGE Colombia network of Colombia, British and International organisations following the success of an IAA funded workshop around Colombian Biodiversity. The development of the BRIDGE day 2017 and 2018. In 2018 it was decide that GROW and BRIDGE would aligned with some projects of the Newton Caldas programme
Collaborator Contribution The network is a multidisciplinary network of researchers and organisations with an interest in preserving Colombian biodiversity and promoting the sustainable use of natural resources. Each network partner has contributed to ongoing discussions about current and future research proposals and ideas.
Impact Disciplines involved: biological sciences, agricultural sciences, ecology, microbiology, economics, social sciences, political sciences
Start Year 2017
 
Description BRIDGE Colombia Network 
Organisation Earlham Institute
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Institute founded the BRIDGE Colombia network of Colombia, British and International organisations following the success of an IAA funded workshop around Colombian Biodiversity. The development of the BRIDGE day 2017 and 2018. In 2018 it was decide that GROW and BRIDGE would aligned with some projects of the Newton Caldas programme
Collaborator Contribution The network is a multidisciplinary network of researchers and organisations with an interest in preserving Colombian biodiversity and promoting the sustainable use of natural resources. Each network partner has contributed to ongoing discussions about current and future research proposals and ideas.
Impact Disciplines involved: biological sciences, agricultural sciences, ecology, microbiology, economics, social sciences, political sciences
Start Year 2017
 
Description BRIDGE Colombia Network 
Organisation El Bosque University
Country Colombia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Institute founded the BRIDGE Colombia network of Colombia, British and International organisations following the success of an IAA funded workshop around Colombian Biodiversity. The development of the BRIDGE day 2017 and 2018. In 2018 it was decide that GROW and BRIDGE would aligned with some projects of the Newton Caldas programme
Collaborator Contribution The network is a multidisciplinary network of researchers and organisations with an interest in preserving Colombian biodiversity and promoting the sustainable use of natural resources. Each network partner has contributed to ongoing discussions about current and future research proposals and ideas.
Impact Disciplines involved: biological sciences, agricultural sciences, ecology, microbiology, economics, social sciences, political sciences
Start Year 2017
 
Description BRIDGE Colombia Network 
Organisation Guillermo Pilleres Botanical Garden
PI Contribution The Institute founded the BRIDGE Colombia network of Colombia, British and International organisations following the success of an IAA funded workshop around Colombian Biodiversity. The development of the BRIDGE day 2017 and 2018. In 2018 it was decide that GROW and BRIDGE would aligned with some projects of the Newton Caldas programme
Collaborator Contribution The network is a multidisciplinary network of researchers and organisations with an interest in preserving Colombian biodiversity and promoting the sustainable use of natural resources. Each network partner has contributed to ongoing discussions about current and future research proposals and ideas.
Impact Disciplines involved: biological sciences, agricultural sciences, ecology, microbiology, economics, social sciences, political sciences
Start Year 2017
 
Description BRIDGE Colombia Network 
Organisation ICESI University
Country Colombia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Institute founded the BRIDGE Colombia network of Colombia, British and International organisations following the success of an IAA funded workshop around Colombian Biodiversity. The development of the BRIDGE day 2017 and 2018. In 2018 it was decide that GROW and BRIDGE would aligned with some projects of the Newton Caldas programme
Collaborator Contribution The network is a multidisciplinary network of researchers and organisations with an interest in preserving Colombian biodiversity and promoting the sustainable use of natural resources. Each network partner has contributed to ongoing discussions about current and future research proposals and ideas.
Impact Disciplines involved: biological sciences, agricultural sciences, ecology, microbiology, economics, social sciences, political sciences
Start Year 2017
 
Description BRIDGE Colombia Network 
Organisation Industrial University of Santander
Country Colombia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Institute founded the BRIDGE Colombia network of Colombia, British and International organisations following the success of an IAA funded workshop around Colombian Biodiversity. The development of the BRIDGE day 2017 and 2018. In 2018 it was decide that GROW and BRIDGE would aligned with some projects of the Newton Caldas programme
Collaborator Contribution The network is a multidisciplinary network of researchers and organisations with an interest in preserving Colombian biodiversity and promoting the sustainable use of natural resources. Each network partner has contributed to ongoing discussions about current and future research proposals and ideas.
Impact Disciplines involved: biological sciences, agricultural sciences, ecology, microbiology, economics, social sciences, political sciences
Start Year 2017
 
Description BRIDGE Colombia Network 
Organisation Institute for Marine and Coastal Research
Country Colombia 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The Institute founded the BRIDGE Colombia network of Colombia, British and International organisations following the success of an IAA funded workshop around Colombian Biodiversity. The development of the BRIDGE day 2017 and 2018. In 2018 it was decide that GROW and BRIDGE would aligned with some projects of the Newton Caldas programme
Collaborator Contribution The network is a multidisciplinary network of researchers and organisations with an interest in preserving Colombian biodiversity and promoting the sustainable use of natural resources. Each network partner has contributed to ongoing discussions about current and future research proposals and ideas.
Impact Disciplines involved: biological sciences, agricultural sciences, ecology, microbiology, economics, social sciences, political sciences
Start Year 2017
 
Description BRIDGE Colombia Network 
Organisation National Research Center for Coffee
PI Contribution The Institute founded the BRIDGE Colombia network of Colombia, British and International organisations following the success of an IAA funded workshop around Colombian Biodiversity. The development of the BRIDGE day 2017 and 2018. In 2018 it was decide that GROW and BRIDGE would aligned with some projects of the Newton Caldas programme
Collaborator Contribution The network is a multidisciplinary network of researchers and organisations with an interest in preserving Colombian biodiversity and promoting the sustainable use of natural resources. Each network partner has contributed to ongoing discussions about current and future research proposals and ideas.
Impact Disciplines involved: biological sciences, agricultural sciences, ecology, microbiology, economics, social sciences, political sciences
Start Year 2017
 
Description BRIDGE Colombia Network 
Organisation National University of Colombia
Country Colombia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Institute founded the BRIDGE Colombia network of Colombia, British and International organisations following the success of an IAA funded workshop around Colombian Biodiversity. The development of the BRIDGE day 2017 and 2018. In 2018 it was decide that GROW and BRIDGE would aligned with some projects of the Newton Caldas programme
Collaborator Contribution The network is a multidisciplinary network of researchers and organisations with an interest in preserving Colombian biodiversity and promoting the sustainable use of natural resources. Each network partner has contributed to ongoing discussions about current and future research proposals and ideas.
Impact Disciplines involved: biological sciences, agricultural sciences, ecology, microbiology, economics, social sciences, political sciences
Start Year 2017
 
Description BRIDGE Colombia Network 
Organisation Natural History Museum
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Institute founded the BRIDGE Colombia network of Colombia, British and International organisations following the success of an IAA funded workshop around Colombian Biodiversity. The development of the BRIDGE day 2017 and 2018. In 2018 it was decide that GROW and BRIDGE would aligned with some projects of the Newton Caldas programme
Collaborator Contribution The network is a multidisciplinary network of researchers and organisations with an interest in preserving Colombian biodiversity and promoting the sustainable use of natural resources. Each network partner has contributed to ongoing discussions about current and future research proposals and ideas.
Impact Disciplines involved: biological sciences, agricultural sciences, ecology, microbiology, economics, social sciences, political sciences
Start Year 2017
 
Description BRIDGE Colombia Network 
Organisation Pontifical Xavierian University
Country Colombia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Institute founded the BRIDGE Colombia network of Colombia, British and International organisations following the success of an IAA funded workshop around Colombian Biodiversity. The development of the BRIDGE day 2017 and 2018. In 2018 it was decide that GROW and BRIDGE would aligned with some projects of the Newton Caldas programme
Collaborator Contribution The network is a multidisciplinary network of researchers and organisations with an interest in preserving Colombian biodiversity and promoting the sustainable use of natural resources. Each network partner has contributed to ongoing discussions about current and future research proposals and ideas.
Impact Disciplines involved: biological sciences, agricultural sciences, ecology, microbiology, economics, social sciences, political sciences
Start Year 2017
 
Description BRIDGE Colombia Network 
Organisation Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The Institute founded the BRIDGE Colombia network of Colombia, British and International organisations following the success of an IAA funded workshop around Colombian Biodiversity. The development of the BRIDGE day 2017 and 2018. In 2018 it was decide that GROW and BRIDGE would aligned with some projects of the Newton Caldas programme
Collaborator Contribution The network is a multidisciplinary network of researchers and organisations with an interest in preserving Colombian biodiversity and promoting the sustainable use of natural resources. Each network partner has contributed to ongoing discussions about current and future research proposals and ideas.
Impact Disciplines involved: biological sciences, agricultural sciences, ecology, microbiology, economics, social sciences, political sciences
Start Year 2017
 
Description BRIDGE Colombia Network 
Organisation Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The Institute founded the BRIDGE Colombia network of Colombia, British and International organisations following the success of an IAA funded workshop around Colombian Biodiversity. The development of the BRIDGE day 2017 and 2018. In 2018 it was decide that GROW and BRIDGE would aligned with some projects of the Newton Caldas programme
Collaborator Contribution The network is a multidisciplinary network of researchers and organisations with an interest in preserving Colombian biodiversity and promoting the sustainable use of natural resources. Each network partner has contributed to ongoing discussions about current and future research proposals and ideas.
Impact Disciplines involved: biological sciences, agricultural sciences, ecology, microbiology, economics, social sciences, political sciences
Start Year 2017
 
Description BRIDGE Colombia Network 
Organisation The Eden Project
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The Institute founded the BRIDGE Colombia network of Colombia, British and International organisations following the success of an IAA funded workshop around Colombian Biodiversity. The development of the BRIDGE day 2017 and 2018. In 2018 it was decide that GROW and BRIDGE would aligned with some projects of the Newton Caldas programme
Collaborator Contribution The network is a multidisciplinary network of researchers and organisations with an interest in preserving Colombian biodiversity and promoting the sustainable use of natural resources. Each network partner has contributed to ongoing discussions about current and future research proposals and ideas.
Impact Disciplines involved: biological sciences, agricultural sciences, ecology, microbiology, economics, social sciences, political sciences
Start Year 2017
 
Description BRIDGE Colombia Network 
Organisation University College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Institute founded the BRIDGE Colombia network of Colombia, British and International organisations following the success of an IAA funded workshop around Colombian Biodiversity. The development of the BRIDGE day 2017 and 2018. In 2018 it was decide that GROW and BRIDGE would aligned with some projects of the Newton Caldas programme
Collaborator Contribution The network is a multidisciplinary network of researchers and organisations with an interest in preserving Colombian biodiversity and promoting the sustainable use of natural resources. Each network partner has contributed to ongoing discussions about current and future research proposals and ideas.
Impact Disciplines involved: biological sciences, agricultural sciences, ecology, microbiology, economics, social sciences, political sciences
Start Year 2017
 
Description BRIDGE Colombia Network 
Organisation University of Antioquia
Country Colombia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Institute founded the BRIDGE Colombia network of Colombia, British and International organisations following the success of an IAA funded workshop around Colombian Biodiversity. The development of the BRIDGE day 2017 and 2018. In 2018 it was decide that GROW and BRIDGE would aligned with some projects of the Newton Caldas programme
Collaborator Contribution The network is a multidisciplinary network of researchers and organisations with an interest in preserving Colombian biodiversity and promoting the sustainable use of natural resources. Each network partner has contributed to ongoing discussions about current and future research proposals and ideas.
Impact Disciplines involved: biological sciences, agricultural sciences, ecology, microbiology, economics, social sciences, political sciences
Start Year 2017
 
Description BRIDGE Colombia Network 
Organisation University of East Anglia
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Institute founded the BRIDGE Colombia network of Colombia, British and International organisations following the success of an IAA funded workshop around Colombian Biodiversity. The development of the BRIDGE day 2017 and 2018. In 2018 it was decide that GROW and BRIDGE would aligned with some projects of the Newton Caldas programme
Collaborator Contribution The network is a multidisciplinary network of researchers and organisations with an interest in preserving Colombian biodiversity and promoting the sustainable use of natural resources. Each network partner has contributed to ongoing discussions about current and future research proposals and ideas.
Impact Disciplines involved: biological sciences, agricultural sciences, ecology, microbiology, economics, social sciences, political sciences
Start Year 2017
 
Description BRIDGE Colombia Network 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Institute founded the BRIDGE Colombia network of Colombia, British and International organisations following the success of an IAA funded workshop around Colombian Biodiversity. The development of the BRIDGE day 2017 and 2018. In 2018 it was decide that GROW and BRIDGE would aligned with some projects of the Newton Caldas programme
Collaborator Contribution The network is a multidisciplinary network of researchers and organisations with an interest in preserving Colombian biodiversity and promoting the sustainable use of natural resources. Each network partner has contributed to ongoing discussions about current and future research proposals and ideas.
Impact Disciplines involved: biological sciences, agricultural sciences, ecology, microbiology, economics, social sciences, political sciences
Start Year 2017
 
Description BRIDGE Colombia Network 
Organisation University of Sydney
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Institute founded the BRIDGE Colombia network of Colombia, British and International organisations following the success of an IAA funded workshop around Colombian Biodiversity. The development of the BRIDGE day 2017 and 2018. In 2018 it was decide that GROW and BRIDGE would aligned with some projects of the Newton Caldas programme
Collaborator Contribution The network is a multidisciplinary network of researchers and organisations with an interest in preserving Colombian biodiversity and promoting the sustainable use of natural resources. Each network partner has contributed to ongoing discussions about current and future research proposals and ideas.
Impact Disciplines involved: biological sciences, agricultural sciences, ecology, microbiology, economics, social sciences, political sciences
Start Year 2017
 
Description BRIDGE Colombia Network 
Organisation University of the Amazon
PI Contribution The Institute founded the BRIDGE Colombia network of Colombia, British and International organisations following the success of an IAA funded workshop around Colombian Biodiversity. The development of the BRIDGE day 2017 and 2018. In 2018 it was decide that GROW and BRIDGE would aligned with some projects of the Newton Caldas programme
Collaborator Contribution The network is a multidisciplinary network of researchers and organisations with an interest in preserving Colombian biodiversity and promoting the sustainable use of natural resources. Each network partner has contributed to ongoing discussions about current and future research proposals and ideas.
Impact Disciplines involved: biological sciences, agricultural sciences, ecology, microbiology, economics, social sciences, political sciences
Start Year 2017
 
Description BRIDGE Colombia Network 
Organisation University of the Andes
Country Colombia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Institute founded the BRIDGE Colombia network of Colombia, British and International organisations following the success of an IAA funded workshop around Colombian Biodiversity. The development of the BRIDGE day 2017 and 2018. In 2018 it was decide that GROW and BRIDGE would aligned with some projects of the Newton Caldas programme
Collaborator Contribution The network is a multidisciplinary network of researchers and organisations with an interest in preserving Colombian biodiversity and promoting the sustainable use of natural resources. Each network partner has contributed to ongoing discussions about current and future research proposals and ideas.
Impact Disciplines involved: biological sciences, agricultural sciences, ecology, microbiology, economics, social sciences, political sciences
Start Year 2017
 
Description BiG data Analytics for a sustainable, competitive and inclusive Cacao value chain in Colombia 
Organisation CasaLuker
PI Contribution We have agreed on a proposal led by Earlham Institute, a research institution in the UK, to explore the commercial potential by building a data platform and using it in pilot feasibility projects. The length of the project is 18 months. There are two additional academic partners involved in the project, the University of Reading in the UK and the University of Los Andes (UniAndes) in Bogota, Colombia. Their expertise is key to achieve the objectives of the project in specific tasks that are not covered by the industrial partners. The costs of the three non-industrial partners does not exceed 50 % of the total project, and will mainly be used to cover the salary costs of developing the platform (EI), collecting data for cadmium tolerance (Reading), and economic modelling (UniAndes). Three industrial partners (business) from Colombia, with expertise in different stages of the cocoa value chain, are involved in the proposal. Their combined budget is 50 % of the total project. Fromnativo is a SME, while Fedecacao and Casa Luker are large companies and will fund half of their total project costs as required by the guidelines. All the activities by the industrial partners fall into the "Fundamental Research" category within Innovate UK guidelines. Approximately 70 % will be spend overseas for field work and to cover the time allocated by the experts in the cocoa value chain. A detailed breakdown of the roles and times is provided in the finance forms. The development of the data platform and modelling tools, as well as the pilot studies using them, are specialized and labour intensive. As result, most of the R&D funding by Innovate UK will cover salary costs. 2/3rds of the budget allocated overseas will be used by the industrial partners (business). The project involves field work in the study areas of Arauca, and travel and subsistence for that are requested by all the partners.
Collaborator Contribution As part of the impact that GROW has, we have agreed on a new proposal and a collaborative agreement to work with Cacao.
Impact We have written a proposal and signed an agreement to work together.
Start Year 2018
 
Description BiG data Analytics for a sustainable, competitive and inclusive Cacao value chain in Colombia 
Organisation University of Reading
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have agreed on a proposal led by Earlham Institute, a research institution in the UK, to explore the commercial potential by building a data platform and using it in pilot feasibility projects. The length of the project is 18 months. There are two additional academic partners involved in the project, the University of Reading in the UK and the University of Los Andes (UniAndes) in Bogota, Colombia. Their expertise is key to achieve the objectives of the project in specific tasks that are not covered by the industrial partners. The costs of the three non-industrial partners does not exceed 50 % of the total project, and will mainly be used to cover the salary costs of developing the platform (EI), collecting data for cadmium tolerance (Reading), and economic modelling (UniAndes). Three industrial partners (business) from Colombia, with expertise in different stages of the cocoa value chain, are involved in the proposal. Their combined budget is 50 % of the total project. Fromnativo is a SME, while Fedecacao and Casa Luker are large companies and will fund half of their total project costs as required by the guidelines. All the activities by the industrial partners fall into the "Fundamental Research" category within Innovate UK guidelines. Approximately 70 % will be spend overseas for field work and to cover the time allocated by the experts in the cocoa value chain. A detailed breakdown of the roles and times is provided in the finance forms. The development of the data platform and modelling tools, as well as the pilot studies using them, are specialized and labour intensive. As result, most of the R&D funding by Innovate UK will cover salary costs. 2/3rds of the budget allocated overseas will be used by the industrial partners (business). The project involves field work in the study areas of Arauca, and travel and subsistence for that are requested by all the partners.
Collaborator Contribution As part of the impact that GROW has, we have agreed on a new proposal and a collaborative agreement to work with Cacao.
Impact We have written a proposal and signed an agreement to work together.
Start Year 2018
 
Description BiG data Analytics for a sustainable, competitive and inclusive Cacao value chain in Colombia 
Organisation University of the Andes
Country Colombia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have agreed on a proposal led by Earlham Institute, a research institution in the UK, to explore the commercial potential by building a data platform and using it in pilot feasibility projects. The length of the project is 18 months. There are two additional academic partners involved in the project, the University of Reading in the UK and the University of Los Andes (UniAndes) in Bogota, Colombia. Their expertise is key to achieve the objectives of the project in specific tasks that are not covered by the industrial partners. The costs of the three non-industrial partners does not exceed 50 % of the total project, and will mainly be used to cover the salary costs of developing the platform (EI), collecting data for cadmium tolerance (Reading), and economic modelling (UniAndes). Three industrial partners (business) from Colombia, with expertise in different stages of the cocoa value chain, are involved in the proposal. Their combined budget is 50 % of the total project. Fromnativo is a SME, while Fedecacao and Casa Luker are large companies and will fund half of their total project costs as required by the guidelines. All the activities by the industrial partners fall into the "Fundamental Research" category within Innovate UK guidelines. Approximately 70 % will be spend overseas for field work and to cover the time allocated by the experts in the cocoa value chain. A detailed breakdown of the roles and times is provided in the finance forms. The development of the data platform and modelling tools, as well as the pilot studies using them, are specialized and labour intensive. As result, most of the R&D funding by Innovate UK will cover salary costs. 2/3rds of the budget allocated overseas will be used by the industrial partners (business). The project involves field work in the study areas of Arauca, and travel and subsistence for that are requested by all the partners.
Collaborator Contribution As part of the impact that GROW has, we have agreed on a new proposal and a collaborative agreement to work with Cacao.
Impact We have written a proposal and signed an agreement to work together.
Start Year 2018
 
Description C3Biodiversidad (Consorcio Colombiano de Ciberinfraestructura para la Biodiversidad) 
Organisation Alexander von Humboldt Biological Resources Research Institute
PI Contribution C3Biodiversidad was created in a visionary workshop in Bogota from 26th to 28th June organised by GROW by a panel of experts from the Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) system of Colombia, with the assistance of a panel of independent international experts . C3Biodiversidad is open to any stakeholder interested in the development of a scientific cyberinfrastructure in Colombia.
Collaborator Contribution C3Biodiversidad aims to develop a scientific cyberinfrastructure in Colombia for the analysis of scientific data, especially biological, genomic and socioeconomic data. The objectives of C3Biodiversidad are: Growth skills in data analysis in Colombia, accelerate data-oriented research in Colombia, facilitate data-supported decision-making, secure the engagement of diverse stakeholders in the previous objectives.
Impact The Colombian Consortium of Cyberinfrastructure for Biodiversity aims to produce the following products for dissemination: A statement about its objectives and constitution, a strategy or white paper for the dissemination of the conclusions of the workshop in policy-making institutions, especially in Colombia and the United Kingdom, instruments for the coordination of the consortium using social networks (Slack, WhatsApp, Twitter @C3Biodiversidad, etc.), an informative note for dissemination in the national media, especially from Colombia and the United Kingdom, and an article in an international scientific journal.
Start Year 2018
 
Description C3Biodiversidad (Consorcio Colombiano de Ciberinfraestructura para la Biodiversidad) 
Organisation CGIAR
Department International Center for Tropical Agriculture
Country Colombia 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution C3Biodiversidad was created in a visionary workshop in Bogota from 26th to 28th June organised by GROW by a panel of experts from the Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) system of Colombia, with the assistance of a panel of independent international experts . C3Biodiversidad is open to any stakeholder interested in the development of a scientific cyberinfrastructure in Colombia.
Collaborator Contribution C3Biodiversidad aims to develop a scientific cyberinfrastructure in Colombia for the analysis of scientific data, especially biological, genomic and socioeconomic data. The objectives of C3Biodiversidad are: Growth skills in data analysis in Colombia, accelerate data-oriented research in Colombia, facilitate data-supported decision-making, secure the engagement of diverse stakeholders in the previous objectives.
Impact The Colombian Consortium of Cyberinfrastructure for Biodiversity aims to produce the following products for dissemination: A statement about its objectives and constitution, a strategy or white paper for the dissemination of the conclusions of the workshop in policy-making institutions, especially in Colombia and the United Kingdom, instruments for the coordination of the consortium using social networks (Slack, WhatsApp, Twitter @C3Biodiversidad, etc.), an informative note for dissemination in the national media, especially from Colombia and the United Kingdom, and an article in an international scientific journal.
Start Year 2018
 
Description C3Biodiversidad (Consorcio Colombiano de Ciberinfraestructura para la Biodiversidad) 
Organisation Catholic University of Colombia
PI Contribution C3Biodiversidad was created in a visionary workshop in Bogota from 26th to 28th June organised by GROW by a panel of experts from the Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) system of Colombia, with the assistance of a panel of independent international experts . C3Biodiversidad is open to any stakeholder interested in the development of a scientific cyberinfrastructure in Colombia.
Collaborator Contribution C3Biodiversidad aims to develop a scientific cyberinfrastructure in Colombia for the analysis of scientific data, especially biological, genomic and socioeconomic data. The objectives of C3Biodiversidad are: Growth skills in data analysis in Colombia, accelerate data-oriented research in Colombia, facilitate data-supported decision-making, secure the engagement of diverse stakeholders in the previous objectives.
Impact The Colombian Consortium of Cyberinfrastructure for Biodiversity aims to produce the following products for dissemination: A statement about its objectives and constitution, a strategy or white paper for the dissemination of the conclusions of the workshop in policy-making institutions, especially in Colombia and the United Kingdom, instruments for the coordination of the consortium using social networks (Slack, WhatsApp, Twitter @C3Biodiversidad, etc.), an informative note for dissemination in the national media, especially from Colombia and the United Kingdom, and an article in an international scientific journal.
Start Year 2018
 
Description C3Biodiversidad (Consorcio Colombiano de Ciberinfraestructura para la Biodiversidad) 
Organisation Colombian Agricultural Research Corporation
PI Contribution C3Biodiversidad was created in a visionary workshop in Bogota from 26th to 28th June organised by GROW by a panel of experts from the Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) system of Colombia, with the assistance of a panel of independent international experts . C3Biodiversidad is open to any stakeholder interested in the development of a scientific cyberinfrastructure in Colombia.
Collaborator Contribution C3Biodiversidad aims to develop a scientific cyberinfrastructure in Colombia for the analysis of scientific data, especially biological, genomic and socioeconomic data. The objectives of C3Biodiversidad are: Growth skills in data analysis in Colombia, accelerate data-oriented research in Colombia, facilitate data-supported decision-making, secure the engagement of diverse stakeholders in the previous objectives.
Impact The Colombian Consortium of Cyberinfrastructure for Biodiversity aims to produce the following products for dissemination: A statement about its objectives and constitution, a strategy or white paper for the dissemination of the conclusions of the workshop in policy-making institutions, especially in Colombia and the United Kingdom, instruments for the coordination of the consortium using social networks (Slack, WhatsApp, Twitter @C3Biodiversidad, etc.), an informative note for dissemination in the national media, especially from Colombia and the United Kingdom, and an article in an international scientific journal.
Start Year 2018
 
Description C3Biodiversidad (Consorcio Colombiano de Ciberinfraestructura para la Biodiversidad) 
Organisation Colombian Sugarcane Research Center
PI Contribution C3Biodiversidad was created in a visionary workshop in Bogota from 26th to 28th June organised by GROW by a panel of experts from the Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) system of Colombia, with the assistance of a panel of independent international experts . C3Biodiversidad is open to any stakeholder interested in the development of a scientific cyberinfrastructure in Colombia.
Collaborator Contribution C3Biodiversidad aims to develop a scientific cyberinfrastructure in Colombia for the analysis of scientific data, especially biological, genomic and socioeconomic data. The objectives of C3Biodiversidad are: Growth skills in data analysis in Colombia, accelerate data-oriented research in Colombia, facilitate data-supported decision-making, secure the engagement of diverse stakeholders in the previous objectives.
Impact The Colombian Consortium of Cyberinfrastructure for Biodiversity aims to produce the following products for dissemination: A statement about its objectives and constitution, a strategy or white paper for the dissemination of the conclusions of the workshop in policy-making institutions, especially in Colombia and the United Kingdom, instruments for the coordination of the consortium using social networks (Slack, WhatsApp, Twitter @C3Biodiversidad, etc.), an informative note for dissemination in the national media, especially from Colombia and the United Kingdom, and an article in an international scientific journal.
Start Year 2018
 
Description C3Biodiversidad (Consorcio Colombiano de Ciberinfraestructura para la Biodiversidad) 
Organisation CorpoGen
Country Colombia 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution C3Biodiversidad was created in a visionary workshop in Bogota from 26th to 28th June organised by GROW by a panel of experts from the Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) system of Colombia, with the assistance of a panel of independent international experts . C3Biodiversidad is open to any stakeholder interested in the development of a scientific cyberinfrastructure in Colombia.
Collaborator Contribution C3Biodiversidad aims to develop a scientific cyberinfrastructure in Colombia for the analysis of scientific data, especially biological, genomic and socioeconomic data. The objectives of C3Biodiversidad are: Growth skills in data analysis in Colombia, accelerate data-oriented research in Colombia, facilitate data-supported decision-making, secure the engagement of diverse stakeholders in the previous objectives.
Impact The Colombian Consortium of Cyberinfrastructure for Biodiversity aims to produce the following products for dissemination: A statement about its objectives and constitution, a strategy or white paper for the dissemination of the conclusions of the workshop in policy-making institutions, especially in Colombia and the United Kingdom, instruments for the coordination of the consortium using social networks (Slack, WhatsApp, Twitter @C3Biodiversidad, etc.), an informative note for dissemination in the national media, especially from Colombia and the United Kingdom, and an article in an international scientific journal.
Start Year 2018
 
Description C3Biodiversidad (Consorcio Colombiano de Ciberinfraestructura para la Biodiversidad) 
Organisation EAFIT University
Country Colombia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution C3Biodiversidad was created in a visionary workshop in Bogota from 26th to 28th June organised by GROW by a panel of experts from the Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) system of Colombia, with the assistance of a panel of independent international experts . C3Biodiversidad is open to any stakeholder interested in the development of a scientific cyberinfrastructure in Colombia.
Collaborator Contribution C3Biodiversidad aims to develop a scientific cyberinfrastructure in Colombia for the analysis of scientific data, especially biological, genomic and socioeconomic data. The objectives of C3Biodiversidad are: Growth skills in data analysis in Colombia, accelerate data-oriented research in Colombia, facilitate data-supported decision-making, secure the engagement of diverse stakeholders in the previous objectives.
Impact The Colombian Consortium of Cyberinfrastructure for Biodiversity aims to produce the following products for dissemination: A statement about its objectives and constitution, a strategy or white paper for the dissemination of the conclusions of the workshop in policy-making institutions, especially in Colombia and the United Kingdom, instruments for the coordination of the consortium using social networks (Slack, WhatsApp, Twitter @C3Biodiversidad, etc.), an informative note for dissemination in the national media, especially from Colombia and the United Kingdom, and an article in an international scientific journal.
Start Year 2018
 
Description C3Biodiversidad (Consorcio Colombiano de Ciberinfraestructura para la Biodiversidad) 
Organisation EAFIT University
Country Colombia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution C3Biodiversidad was created in a visionary workshop in Bogota from 26th to 28th June organised by GROW by a panel of experts from the Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) system of Colombia, with the assistance of a panel of independent international experts . C3Biodiversidad is open to any stakeholder interested in the development of a scientific cyberinfrastructure in Colombia.
Collaborator Contribution C3Biodiversidad aims to develop a scientific cyberinfrastructure in Colombia for the analysis of scientific data, especially biological, genomic and socioeconomic data. The objectives of C3Biodiversidad are: Growth skills in data analysis in Colombia, accelerate data-oriented research in Colombia, facilitate data-supported decision-making, secure the engagement of diverse stakeholders in the previous objectives.
Impact The Colombian Consortium of Cyberinfrastructure for Biodiversity aims to produce the following products for dissemination: A statement about its objectives and constitution, a strategy or white paper for the dissemination of the conclusions of the workshop in policy-making institutions, especially in Colombia and the United Kingdom, instruments for the coordination of the consortium using social networks (Slack, WhatsApp, Twitter @C3Biodiversidad, etc.), an informative note for dissemination in the national media, especially from Colombia and the United Kingdom, and an article in an international scientific journal.
Start Year 2018
 
Description C3Biodiversidad (Consorcio Colombiano de Ciberinfraestructura para la Biodiversidad) 
Organisation Jorge Tadeo Lozano University
Country Colombia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution C3Biodiversidad was created in a visionary workshop in Bogota from 26th to 28th June organised by GROW by a panel of experts from the Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) system of Colombia, with the assistance of a panel of independent international experts . C3Biodiversidad is open to any stakeholder interested in the development of a scientific cyberinfrastructure in Colombia.
Collaborator Contribution C3Biodiversidad aims to develop a scientific cyberinfrastructure in Colombia for the analysis of scientific data, especially biological, genomic and socioeconomic data. The objectives of C3Biodiversidad are: Growth skills in data analysis in Colombia, accelerate data-oriented research in Colombia, facilitate data-supported decision-making, secure the engagement of diverse stakeholders in the previous objectives.
Impact The Colombian Consortium of Cyberinfrastructure for Biodiversity aims to produce the following products for dissemination: A statement about its objectives and constitution, a strategy or white paper for the dissemination of the conclusions of the workshop in policy-making institutions, especially in Colombia and the United Kingdom, instruments for the coordination of the consortium using social networks (Slack, WhatsApp, Twitter @C3Biodiversidad, etc.), an informative note for dissemination in the national media, especially from Colombia and the United Kingdom, and an article in an international scientific journal.
Start Year 2018
 
Description C3Biodiversidad (Consorcio Colombiano de Ciberinfraestructura para la Biodiversidad) 
Organisation Saint Thomas Aquinas University
PI Contribution C3Biodiversidad was created in a visionary workshop in Bogota from 26th to 28th June organised by GROW by a panel of experts from the Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) system of Colombia, with the assistance of a panel of independent international experts . C3Biodiversidad is open to any stakeholder interested in the development of a scientific cyberinfrastructure in Colombia.
Collaborator Contribution C3Biodiversidad aims to develop a scientific cyberinfrastructure in Colombia for the analysis of scientific data, especially biological, genomic and socioeconomic data. The objectives of C3Biodiversidad are: Growth skills in data analysis in Colombia, accelerate data-oriented research in Colombia, facilitate data-supported decision-making, secure the engagement of diverse stakeholders in the previous objectives.
Impact The Colombian Consortium of Cyberinfrastructure for Biodiversity aims to produce the following products for dissemination: A statement about its objectives and constitution, a strategy or white paper for the dissemination of the conclusions of the workshop in policy-making institutions, especially in Colombia and the United Kingdom, instruments for the coordination of the consortium using social networks (Slack, WhatsApp, Twitter @C3Biodiversidad, etc.), an informative note for dissemination in the national media, especially from Colombia and the United Kingdom, and an article in an international scientific journal.
Start Year 2018
 
Description C3Biodiversidad (Consorcio Colombiano de Ciberinfraestructura para la Biodiversidad) 
Organisation University of Antioquia
Country Colombia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution C3Biodiversidad was created in a visionary workshop in Bogota from 26th to 28th June organised by GROW by a panel of experts from the Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) system of Colombia, with the assistance of a panel of independent international experts . C3Biodiversidad is open to any stakeholder interested in the development of a scientific cyberinfrastructure in Colombia.
Collaborator Contribution C3Biodiversidad aims to develop a scientific cyberinfrastructure in Colombia for the analysis of scientific data, especially biological, genomic and socioeconomic data. The objectives of C3Biodiversidad are: Growth skills in data analysis in Colombia, accelerate data-oriented research in Colombia, facilitate data-supported decision-making, secure the engagement of diverse stakeholders in the previous objectives.
Impact The Colombian Consortium of Cyberinfrastructure for Biodiversity aims to produce the following products for dissemination: A statement about its objectives and constitution, a strategy or white paper for the dissemination of the conclusions of the workshop in policy-making institutions, especially in Colombia and the United Kingdom, instruments for the coordination of the consortium using social networks (Slack, WhatsApp, Twitter @C3Biodiversidad, etc.), an informative note for dissemination in the national media, especially from Colombia and the United Kingdom, and an article in an international scientific journal.
Start Year 2018
 
Description C3Biodiversidad (Consorcio Colombiano de Ciberinfraestructura para la Biodiversidad) 
Organisation University of the Andes
Country Colombia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution C3Biodiversidad was created in a visionary workshop in Bogota from 26th to 28th June organised by GROW by a panel of experts from the Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) system of Colombia, with the assistance of a panel of independent international experts . C3Biodiversidad is open to any stakeholder interested in the development of a scientific cyberinfrastructure in Colombia.
Collaborator Contribution C3Biodiversidad aims to develop a scientific cyberinfrastructure in Colombia for the analysis of scientific data, especially biological, genomic and socioeconomic data. The objectives of C3Biodiversidad are: Growth skills in data analysis in Colombia, accelerate data-oriented research in Colombia, facilitate data-supported decision-making, secure the engagement of diverse stakeholders in the previous objectives.
Impact The Colombian Consortium of Cyberinfrastructure for Biodiversity aims to produce the following products for dissemination: A statement about its objectives and constitution, a strategy or white paper for the dissemination of the conclusions of the workshop in policy-making institutions, especially in Colombia and the United Kingdom, instruments for the coordination of the consortium using social networks (Slack, WhatsApp, Twitter @C3Biodiversidad, etc.), an informative note for dissemination in the national media, especially from Colombia and the United Kingdom, and an article in an international scientific journal.
Start Year 2018
 
Description C3Biodiversidad (Consorcio Colombiano de Ciberinfraestructura para la Biodiversidad) 
Organisation University of the Llanos
PI Contribution C3Biodiversidad was created in a visionary workshop in Bogota from 26th to 28th June organised by GROW by a panel of experts from the Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) system of Colombia, with the assistance of a panel of independent international experts . C3Biodiversidad is open to any stakeholder interested in the development of a scientific cyberinfrastructure in Colombia.
Collaborator Contribution C3Biodiversidad aims to develop a scientific cyberinfrastructure in Colombia for the analysis of scientific data, especially biological, genomic and socioeconomic data. The objectives of C3Biodiversidad are: Growth skills in data analysis in Colombia, accelerate data-oriented research in Colombia, facilitate data-supported decision-making, secure the engagement of diverse stakeholders in the previous objectives.
Impact The Colombian Consortium of Cyberinfrastructure for Biodiversity aims to produce the following products for dissemination: A statement about its objectives and constitution, a strategy or white paper for the dissemination of the conclusions of the workshop in policy-making institutions, especially in Colombia and the United Kingdom, instruments for the coordination of the consortium using social networks (Slack, WhatsApp, Twitter @C3Biodiversidad, etc.), an informative note for dissemination in the national media, especially from Colombia and the United Kingdom, and an article in an international scientific journal.
Start Year 2018
 
Description CacaoBio-Caqueta - GROW Colombia 
Organisation University of the Andes
Country Colombia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The project aims at understanding how diversity can help with disease resistance in cacao species and includes participants from Universidad del Rosario, Agrosavia, CIAT and UniAndes. This aligns well with the expedition planned by Colciencias as part of the Colombia Bio programme which will document the diversity of cacao species in different regions. The GROW project will document the expedition as part of a public engagement and dissemination effort. The proposed project aims to characterise genomic data for representatives of Colombian species of Theobroma and Herrania -this will be facilitated by the data already generated for cacao (200 genomes in a paper by Motamayor) that will make genome assembly easier-; and population genetic analysis of the two most important cacao phytopathogens, Phytophthora and Moniliophthora roreri. The data may also be used to understand evolutionary processes, specifically mode of speciation in rain forests. From the pathogens side, despite their importance, cacao diseases have not been extensively studied in Colombia. Fungi present in related plant species may constitute the diversity reservoir of pathogens for this important crop. The study of the plant diseases can help in the design of diagnostic tools and of appropriate control strategies.The Natural Diversity Programme of GROW will explore the diversity of cacao and its wild relatives. Led by Universidad de los Andes and Agrosavia, the first phase of this research expedition was completed in August this year in the Caqueta region.
Collaborator Contribution The preliminary results of the expedition to explore the diversity of caco and its wild relatives are now being processed. The second phase will start later this year and will explore the Chocco region with particular focus on contact with local communities. A documentary about the cacao expeditions will be made in October and November 2018. NHM will be leading any work on the project that requires the recovery and analysis of genome sequencing data from museum, herbarium or other archival collections, where DNA quality and quantity is likely to be impaired due to storage. These samples will enable us to better estimate genome diversity across a wider distribution than would be available from modern sampling alone, and also changes in diversity through time. We will be delivering training on the use of ancient DNA in biodiversity research both in the UK and in Colombia. We have now recruited a postdoctoral research who will be helping to deliver on the research and training components of the NHM project. His expertise is in genome data analysis, particularly through the use of chromosome painting approaches. As such, our current focus in this research objective is to identify.
Impact This project has multidisciplinary expertise from Colombia and the UK. So far samples of wild relatives of Cacao have been collected in Caqueta, Colombia. The samples are currently processed
Start Year 2018
 
Description CacaoBio-Chocó - GROW Colombia 
Organisation Del Rosario University
Country Colombia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The project aims at understanding how diversity can help with disease resistance in cacao species and includes participants from Universidad del Rosario, Agrosavia and UniAndes. This aligns well with the expedition planned by Colciencias as part of the Colombia Bio programme, which will document the diversity of cacao species in different regions. The proposed project aims to characterise genomic data for representatives of Colombian species of Theobroma and Herrania -this will be facilitated by the data already generated for cacao (200 genomes in a paper by Motamayor) that will make genome assembly easier-; and population genetic analysis of the two most important cacao phytopathogens, Phytophthora and Moniliophthora roreri. The project also aims to identify genes associated with cadmium metabolism, a heavy metal that can be toxic for humans. The data may also be used to understand evolutionary processes, specifically mode of speciation in rain forests. From the pathogens side, despite their importance, cacao diseases have not been extensively studied in Colombia. Fungi present in related plant species may constitute the diversity reservoir of pathogens for this important crop. The study of the plant diseases can help in the design of diagnostic tools and of appropriate control strategies. The Natural Diversity Programme of GROW will explore the diversity of cacao and its wild relatives.
Collaborator Contribution Universidad de los Andes led and organized the logistics of the second phase of the CacaoBio Expedition in Chocó region. Universidad de los Andes and Agrosavia sent twelve reserachers to aid in the fied part. Uniandes also coordinated a capacity-building activity for local growers, as part of the Expedition. Universidad del Rosario served as the advisor for the Expedition. Colciencias was the funding agency for this Expedition.
Impact This project has multidisciplinary expertise from Colombia and the UK. The Expedition in Chocó is ongoing and samples will be processed after completition. As a first outcome, Universidad de Los Andes facilitated the interaction with local communities and growers in Chocó region.
Start Year 2018
 
Description CacaoBio-Chocó - GROW Colombia 
Organisation University of the Andes
Country Colombia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The project aims at understanding how diversity can help with disease resistance in cacao species and includes participants from Universidad del Rosario, Agrosavia and UniAndes. This aligns well with the expedition planned by Colciencias as part of the Colombia Bio programme, which will document the diversity of cacao species in different regions. The proposed project aims to characterise genomic data for representatives of Colombian species of Theobroma and Herrania -this will be facilitated by the data already generated for cacao (200 genomes in a paper by Motamayor) that will make genome assembly easier-; and population genetic analysis of the two most important cacao phytopathogens, Phytophthora and Moniliophthora roreri. The project also aims to identify genes associated with cadmium metabolism, a heavy metal that can be toxic for humans. The data may also be used to understand evolutionary processes, specifically mode of speciation in rain forests. From the pathogens side, despite their importance, cacao diseases have not been extensively studied in Colombia. Fungi present in related plant species may constitute the diversity reservoir of pathogens for this important crop. The study of the plant diseases can help in the design of diagnostic tools and of appropriate control strategies. The Natural Diversity Programme of GROW will explore the diversity of cacao and its wild relatives.
Collaborator Contribution Universidad de los Andes led and organized the logistics of the second phase of the CacaoBio Expedition in Chocó region. Universidad de los Andes and Agrosavia sent twelve reserachers to aid in the fied part. Uniandes also coordinated a capacity-building activity for local growers, as part of the Expedition. Universidad del Rosario served as the advisor for the Expedition. Colciencias was the funding agency for this Expedition.
Impact This project has multidisciplinary expertise from Colombia and the UK. The Expedition in Chocó is ongoing and samples will be processed after completition. As a first outcome, Universidad de Los Andes facilitated the interaction with local communities and growers in Chocó region.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Earlham Institute - AGROSAVIA Collaboration - GWAS in the Colombian native Musa diversity 
Organisation Colombian Agricultural Research Corporation
PI Contribution Earlham will sequence the genome of 183 Musa accessions from the Colombian collection from M. balbisiana, M. acuminata and their hybrids.
Collaborator Contribution AGROSAVIA holds the living collection of M. balbisiana, M. acuminata and their hybrids at Cali.
Impact Not yet.
Start Year 2018
 
Description GROW Colombia partnerships 
Organisation Aberystwyth University
Department Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Institute brought together partners from Colombia and the UK with an interest in biodiversity to develop and collaborate on research ideas and proposals relating to understanding the preserving Colombian Biodiversity
Collaborator Contribution The partnership is multidisciplinary, calling on the expertise of each of our partners to develop a series of research projects and goals to help understand Colombian biodiversity and develop recommendations for the continued preservation and sustainable use of natural products
Impact Further funding: RCUK-GROW programme BB/P028098/1; Multidisciplinary programme involving biological sciences, agricultural sciences, economics, social sciences, political science
Start Year 2017
 
Description GROW Colombia partnerships 
Organisation Administrative Department of Science, Technology and Innovation (Colciencias)
Country Colombia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Institute brought together partners from Colombia and the UK with an interest in biodiversity to develop and collaborate on research ideas and proposals relating to understanding the preserving Colombian Biodiversity
Collaborator Contribution The partnership is multidisciplinary, calling on the expertise of each of our partners to develop a series of research projects and goals to help understand Colombian biodiversity and develop recommendations for the continued preservation and sustainable use of natural products
Impact Further funding: RCUK-GROW programme BB/P028098/1; Multidisciplinary programme involving biological sciences, agricultural sciences, economics, social sciences, political science
Start Year 2017
 
Description GROW Colombia partnerships 
Organisation Alexander von Humboldt Biological Resources Research Institute
PI Contribution The Institute brought together partners from Colombia and the UK with an interest in biodiversity to develop and collaborate on research ideas and proposals relating to understanding the preserving Colombian Biodiversity
Collaborator Contribution The partnership is multidisciplinary, calling on the expertise of each of our partners to develop a series of research projects and goals to help understand Colombian biodiversity and develop recommendations for the continued preservation and sustainable use of natural products
Impact Further funding: RCUK-GROW programme BB/P028098/1; Multidisciplinary programme involving biological sciences, agricultural sciences, economics, social sciences, political science
Start Year 2017
 
Description GROW Colombia partnerships 
Organisation CGIAR
Department International Center for Tropical Agriculture
Country Colombia 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The Institute brought together partners from Colombia and the UK with an interest in biodiversity to develop and collaborate on research ideas and proposals relating to understanding the preserving Colombian Biodiversity
Collaborator Contribution The partnership is multidisciplinary, calling on the expertise of each of our partners to develop a series of research projects and goals to help understand Colombian biodiversity and develop recommendations for the continued preservation and sustainable use of natural products
Impact Further funding: RCUK-GROW programme BB/P028098/1; Multidisciplinary programme involving biological sciences, agricultural sciences, economics, social sciences, political science
Start Year 2017
 
Description GROW Colombia partnerships 
Organisation Colombian Agricultural Research Corporation
PI Contribution The Institute brought together partners from Colombia and the UK with an interest in biodiversity to develop and collaborate on research ideas and proposals relating to understanding the preserving Colombian Biodiversity
Collaborator Contribution The partnership is multidisciplinary, calling on the expertise of each of our partners to develop a series of research projects and goals to help understand Colombian biodiversity and develop recommendations for the continued preservation and sustainable use of natural products
Impact Further funding: RCUK-GROW programme BB/P028098/1; Multidisciplinary programme involving biological sciences, agricultural sciences, economics, social sciences, political science
Start Year 2017
 
Description GROW Colombia partnerships 
Organisation Colombian Sugarcane Research Center
PI Contribution The Institute brought together partners from Colombia and the UK with an interest in biodiversity to develop and collaborate on research ideas and proposals relating to understanding the preserving Colombian Biodiversity
Collaborator Contribution The partnership is multidisciplinary, calling on the expertise of each of our partners to develop a series of research projects and goals to help understand Colombian biodiversity and develop recommendations for the continued preservation and sustainable use of natural products
Impact Further funding: RCUK-GROW programme BB/P028098/1; Multidisciplinary programme involving biological sciences, agricultural sciences, economics, social sciences, political science
Start Year 2017
 
Description GROW Colombia partnerships 
Organisation CorpoGen
Country Colombia 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The Institute brought together partners from Colombia and the UK with an interest in biodiversity to develop and collaborate on research ideas and proposals relating to understanding the preserving Colombian Biodiversity
Collaborator Contribution The partnership is multidisciplinary, calling on the expertise of each of our partners to develop a series of research projects and goals to help understand Colombian biodiversity and develop recommendations for the continued preservation and sustainable use of natural products
Impact Further funding: RCUK-GROW programme BB/P028098/1; Multidisciplinary programme involving biological sciences, agricultural sciences, economics, social sciences, political science
Start Year 2017
 
Description GROW Colombia partnerships 
Organisation EAFIT University
Country Colombia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Institute brought together partners from Colombia and the UK with an interest in biodiversity to develop and collaborate on research ideas and proposals relating to understanding the preserving Colombian Biodiversity
Collaborator Contribution The partnership is multidisciplinary, calling on the expertise of each of our partners to develop a series of research projects and goals to help understand Colombian biodiversity and develop recommendations for the continued preservation and sustainable use of natural products
Impact Further funding: RCUK-GROW programme BB/P028098/1; Multidisciplinary programme involving biological sciences, agricultural sciences, economics, social sciences, political science
Start Year 2017
 
Description GROW Colombia partnerships 
Organisation John Regan Associates Ltd
PI Contribution The Institute brought together partners from Colombia and the UK with an interest in biodiversity to develop and collaborate on research ideas and proposals relating to understanding the preserving Colombian Biodiversity
Collaborator Contribution The partnership is multidisciplinary, calling on the expertise of each of our partners to develop a series of research projects and goals to help understand Colombian biodiversity and develop recommendations for the continued preservation and sustainable use of natural products
Impact Further funding: RCUK-GROW programme BB/P028098/1; Multidisciplinary programme involving biological sciences, agricultural sciences, economics, social sciences, political science
Start Year 2017
 
Description GROW Colombia partnerships 
Organisation National University of Colombia
Country Colombia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Institute brought together partners from Colombia and the UK with an interest in biodiversity to develop and collaborate on research ideas and proposals relating to understanding the preserving Colombian Biodiversity
Collaborator Contribution The partnership is multidisciplinary, calling on the expertise of each of our partners to develop a series of research projects and goals to help understand Colombian biodiversity and develop recommendations for the continued preservation and sustainable use of natural products
Impact Further funding: RCUK-GROW programme BB/P028098/1; Multidisciplinary programme involving biological sciences, agricultural sciences, economics, social sciences, political science
Start Year 2017
 
Description GROW Colombia partnerships 
Organisation Natural History Museum
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Institute brought together partners from Colombia and the UK with an interest in biodiversity to develop and collaborate on research ideas and proposals relating to understanding the preserving Colombian Biodiversity
Collaborator Contribution The partnership is multidisciplinary, calling on the expertise of each of our partners to develop a series of research projects and goals to help understand Colombian biodiversity and develop recommendations for the continued preservation and sustainable use of natural products
Impact Further funding: RCUK-GROW programme BB/P028098/1; Multidisciplinary programme involving biological sciences, agricultural sciences, economics, social sciences, political science
Start Year 2017
 
Description GROW Colombia partnerships 
Organisation The Eden Project
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The Institute brought together partners from Colombia and the UK with an interest in biodiversity to develop and collaborate on research ideas and proposals relating to understanding the preserving Colombian Biodiversity
Collaborator Contribution The partnership is multidisciplinary, calling on the expertise of each of our partners to develop a series of research projects and goals to help understand Colombian biodiversity and develop recommendations for the continued preservation and sustainable use of natural products
Impact Further funding: RCUK-GROW programme BB/P028098/1; Multidisciplinary programme involving biological sciences, agricultural sciences, economics, social sciences, political science
Start Year 2017
 
Description GROW Colombia partnerships 
Organisation University of East Anglia
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Institute brought together partners from Colombia and the UK with an interest in biodiversity to develop and collaborate on research ideas and proposals relating to understanding the preserving Colombian Biodiversity
Collaborator Contribution The partnership is multidisciplinary, calling on the expertise of each of our partners to develop a series of research projects and goals to help understand Colombian biodiversity and develop recommendations for the continued preservation and sustainable use of natural products
Impact Further funding: RCUK-GROW programme BB/P028098/1; Multidisciplinary programme involving biological sciences, agricultural sciences, economics, social sciences, political science
Start Year 2017
 
Description GROW Colombia partnerships 
Organisation University of Sydney
Department Faculty of Veterinary Science
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Institute brought together partners from Colombia and the UK with an interest in biodiversity to develop and collaborate on research ideas and proposals relating to understanding the preserving Colombian Biodiversity
Collaborator Contribution The partnership is multidisciplinary, calling on the expertise of each of our partners to develop a series of research projects and goals to help understand Colombian biodiversity and develop recommendations for the continued preservation and sustainable use of natural products
Impact Further funding: RCUK-GROW programme BB/P028098/1; Multidisciplinary programme involving biological sciences, agricultural sciences, economics, social sciences, political science
Start Year 2017
 
Description GROW Colombia partnerships 
Organisation University of the Andes
Country Colombia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Institute brought together partners from Colombia and the UK with an interest in biodiversity to develop and collaborate on research ideas and proposals relating to understanding the preserving Colombian Biodiversity
Collaborator Contribution The partnership is multidisciplinary, calling on the expertise of each of our partners to develop a series of research projects and goals to help understand Colombian biodiversity and develop recommendations for the continued preservation and sustainable use of natural products
Impact Further funding: RCUK-GROW programme BB/P028098/1; Multidisciplinary programme involving biological sciences, agricultural sciences, economics, social sciences, political science
Start Year 2017
 
Description GROW Colombia partnerships 
Organisation Zoological Society of East Anglia
PI Contribution The Institute brought together partners from Colombia and the UK with an interest in biodiversity to develop and collaborate on research ideas and proposals relating to understanding the preserving Colombian Biodiversity
Collaborator Contribution The partnership is multidisciplinary, calling on the expertise of each of our partners to develop a series of research projects and goals to help understand Colombian biodiversity and develop recommendations for the continued preservation and sustainable use of natural products
Impact Further funding: RCUK-GROW programme BB/P028098/1; Multidisciplinary programme involving biological sciences, agricultural sciences, economics, social sciences, political science
Start Year 2017
 
Description GROW Colombia, PARAGUAS project and CABI/SciDev.Net 
Organisation Loughborough University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The PARAGUAS project, which is a Newton-Caldas fund winner, and the GROW Colombia, and CABI/SciDev.Net are working together to run a Media and Science engagement training. British, European and Colombian journalists to participate in this training. Researchers from the different research programmes were invited to participate.
Collaborator Contribution The PARAGUAS project will lead the digital story telling thread thread of the programme.CABI/SciDev.Net will develop the content of the training.
Impact Not yet.
Start Year 2018
 
Description GROW-Cacao Collaboration 
Organisation Del Rosario University
Country Colombia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The project aims at understanding how diversity can help with disease resistance and heavy metal translocation in cacao and wild related species. Using existing collections of Theobroma cacao and wild related species, as well as new materials collected in CacaoBio-Caquetá and CacaoBio-Chocó Expeditions, the proposed project aims to study the phylogeny of the T. cacao and wild related species, identify novel sources of resistance to important cacao phytopathogens, such as Phytophthora and Moniliophthora roreri and M. perniciosa, and identify genes involved in cadmium translocation, a heavy metal toxic to humans. This project includes participants from Universidad de Los Andes, Universidad del Rosario/Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Agrosavia. GROW funded a postdoctoral researcher at Universidad de Los Andes, who will carry out the research component of this project, as well as capacity building activities.
Collaborator Contribution Several meetings have been conducted between Universidad de Los Andes, Universidad del Rosario and Agrosavia to plan future work within this project, such as selection of barcodes, sequencing technologies, and analyses approaches of wild T. cacao related species. Universidad de Los Andes and Agrosavia will provide samples from both CacaoBio Expeditions. Universidad del Rosario/Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh will contribute with their knowledge about Theobroma phylogeny and will help locating the samples and establishing contacts with collections of T. cacao and wild related species around the world.
Impact Consolidation of partnership between GROW Colombia, Universidad de Los Andes, Universidad del Rosario/Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Agrosavia. GROW-Cacao workplan for the postdoctoral researcher.
Start Year 2019
 
Description GROW-Cacao Collaboration 
Organisation Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The project aims at understanding how diversity can help with disease resistance and heavy metal translocation in cacao and wild related species. Using existing collections of Theobroma cacao and wild related species, as well as new materials collected in CacaoBio-Caquetá and CacaoBio-Chocó Expeditions, the proposed project aims to study the phylogeny of the T. cacao and wild related species, identify novel sources of resistance to important cacao phytopathogens, such as Phytophthora and Moniliophthora roreri and M. perniciosa, and identify genes involved in cadmium translocation, a heavy metal toxic to humans. This project includes participants from Universidad de Los Andes, Universidad del Rosario/Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Agrosavia. GROW funded a postdoctoral researcher at Universidad de Los Andes, who will carry out the research component of this project, as well as capacity building activities.
Collaborator Contribution Several meetings have been conducted between Universidad de Los Andes, Universidad del Rosario and Agrosavia to plan future work within this project, such as selection of barcodes, sequencing technologies, and analyses approaches of wild T. cacao related species. Universidad de Los Andes and Agrosavia will provide samples from both CacaoBio Expeditions. Universidad del Rosario/Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh will contribute with their knowledge about Theobroma phylogeny and will help locating the samples and establishing contacts with collections of T. cacao and wild related species around the world.
Impact Consolidation of partnership between GROW Colombia, Universidad de Los Andes, Universidad del Rosario/Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Agrosavia. GROW-Cacao workplan for the postdoctoral researcher.
Start Year 2019
 
Description GROW-Cacao Collaboration 
Organisation University of the Andes
Country Colombia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The project aims at understanding how diversity can help with disease resistance and heavy metal translocation in cacao and wild related species. Using existing collections of Theobroma cacao and wild related species, as well as new materials collected in CacaoBio-Caquetá and CacaoBio-Chocó Expeditions, the proposed project aims to study the phylogeny of the T. cacao and wild related species, identify novel sources of resistance to important cacao phytopathogens, such as Phytophthora and Moniliophthora roreri and M. perniciosa, and identify genes involved in cadmium translocation, a heavy metal toxic to humans. This project includes participants from Universidad de Los Andes, Universidad del Rosario/Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Agrosavia. GROW funded a postdoctoral researcher at Universidad de Los Andes, who will carry out the research component of this project, as well as capacity building activities.
Collaborator Contribution Several meetings have been conducted between Universidad de Los Andes, Universidad del Rosario and Agrosavia to plan future work within this project, such as selection of barcodes, sequencing technologies, and analyses approaches of wild T. cacao related species. Universidad de Los Andes and Agrosavia will provide samples from both CacaoBio Expeditions. Universidad del Rosario/Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh will contribute with their knowledge about Theobroma phylogeny and will help locating the samples and establishing contacts with collections of T. cacao and wild related species around the world.
Impact Consolidation of partnership between GROW Colombia, Universidad de Los Andes, Universidad del Rosario/Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Agrosavia. GROW-Cacao workplan for the postdoctoral researcher.
Start Year 2019
 
Description GROW-Cacao collaboration agreement with Sinchi Amazon Institute for Scientific Research 
Organisation University of the Andes
Country Colombia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The project aims at understanding how diversity can help with disease resistance and heavy metal translocation in cacao and wild related species. Using existing collections of Theobroma cacao and wild related species, as well as new materials collected in CacaoBio-Caquetá and CacaoBio-Chocó Expeditions, the proposed project also aims to study the phylogeny of the T. cacao and wild related species.
Collaborator Contribution Sinchi Institute will aid in the taxonomic identification from both CacaoBio Expedition samples.
Impact Sinchi Institute will aid in the taxonomic identification from both CacaoBio Expedition samples. These samples will be used for the genomic analyses in the GROW-Cacao project.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Genome 10K Consortium 
Organisation University of California, Davis
Department UC Davis Genome Cente
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The G10K consortium is an international consortium of tissue curators, biologists, conservationists, genome scientists, computer scientists, outreach educators, and more. Federica Di Palma is a council member of the Consortium and has provided advice to the current ongoing projects. Organised meetings and contributed talks to several workshops and meetings.
Collaborator Contribution The G10K leadership and community of scientists built an infrastructure from sample collection to genome sequencing, assembly, annotation, alignments, public data releases, and analyses for publications.
Impact Collaboration is multidisciplinaryand includes tissue curators, biologists, conservationists, genome scientists, computer scientists, outreach educators, and more from different countries. Outputs include press releases, workshops, meetings, publications.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Skill-share trip to the Colombian Amazon and working group establishment on ecotourism 
Organisation BirdLife International
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Learned Society 
PI Contribution During September 10 to 13 we had a skill-share trip to Leticia and Puerto Nariño in the Colombian Amazon, to collaborate on ecotourism promotion as a sustainable biodiversity use activity. Most important contributions relate with participating in two workshops on ecotourism models between Colombian and UK organizations. We made a presentation on the importance of starting form biological information as a base for Conservation Action Planning, and then, how this information is matched to a particular budgeting process. In addition, we presented the three main programs of GROW (natural diversity, agricultural diversity and socioeconomic programe) and start a discussion on possible collaboration to promote the implementation of the Tarapoto Lakes RAMSAR area management plan. We proposed a new collaboration to promote ecotourism based on the GROW Colombia project and the BRIDGE working group, as a first platform to star a collaboration agreement with participating organizations. In particular two important remarks interested the participating organizations: a) DNA analysis of river dolphins using Earlham capabilities and b) socioeconomic analysis of supply and demand for ecotourism and policy recommendation. We proposed to continue activities under GROW project and also under the framework of the Technical Assistance Programme of the International Climate Fund of the UK.
Collaborator Contribution Participants like Amacayacu National Park and Canaloa Reserve shared their local experience on ecotourism, and community engagement. Fundación Omacha and WWF Colombia, presented their work to establish the Tarapoto Lakes RAMSAR area, and discussed the importance of implementing its management plan, including ecotourism activities. UK embassy presented some of their work on science and technology and on environmental issues. Among other, they talk about GROW Colombia project. Birdlife and Parades talk about the importance of birdwatching for ecotourism and how can their organizations help to promote this activity in the region. University of Surrey and del Rosario University presented some possible analysis over the ecotourism supply chain and its relation with Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
Impact There is a press release form the UK embassy, taking about some of the outcomes of the skill-share trip. This was a collaborative effort with participating organizations and their communications offices. The press release can be found in: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/british-and-colombian-delegation-visit-the-amazonia-for-an-exchange-on-sustainable-tourism. Small diary on the activities and results of GROW project researcher's participation. It will be published by mid October. We are organizing a series of meetings to formilize identified collaborations and possibly establishing a collaboration agreement.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Skill-share trip to the Colombian Amazon and working group establishment on ecotourism 
Organisation Del Rosario University
Country Colombia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution During September 10 to 13 we had a skill-share trip to Leticia and Puerto Nariño in the Colombian Amazon, to collaborate on ecotourism promotion as a sustainable biodiversity use activity. Most important contributions relate with participating in two workshops on ecotourism models between Colombian and UK organizations. We made a presentation on the importance of starting form biological information as a base for Conservation Action Planning, and then, how this information is matched to a particular budgeting process. In addition, we presented the three main programs of GROW (natural diversity, agricultural diversity and socioeconomic programe) and start a discussion on possible collaboration to promote the implementation of the Tarapoto Lakes RAMSAR area management plan. We proposed a new collaboration to promote ecotourism based on the GROW Colombia project and the BRIDGE working group, as a first platform to star a collaboration agreement with participating organizations. In particular two important remarks interested the participating organizations: a) DNA analysis of river dolphins using Earlham capabilities and b) socioeconomic analysis of supply and demand for ecotourism and policy recommendation. We proposed to continue activities under GROW project and also under the framework of the Technical Assistance Programme of the International Climate Fund of the UK.
Collaborator Contribution Participants like Amacayacu National Park and Canaloa Reserve shared their local experience on ecotourism, and community engagement. Fundación Omacha and WWF Colombia, presented their work to establish the Tarapoto Lakes RAMSAR area, and discussed the importance of implementing its management plan, including ecotourism activities. UK embassy presented some of their work on science and technology and on environmental issues. Among other, they talk about GROW Colombia project. Birdlife and Parades talk about the importance of birdwatching for ecotourism and how can their organizations help to promote this activity in the region. University of Surrey and del Rosario University presented some possible analysis over the ecotourism supply chain and its relation with Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
Impact There is a press release form the UK embassy, taking about some of the outcomes of the skill-share trip. This was a collaborative effort with participating organizations and their communications offices. The press release can be found in: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/british-and-colombian-delegation-visit-the-amazonia-for-an-exchange-on-sustainable-tourism. Small diary on the activities and results of GROW project researcher's participation. It will be published by mid October. We are organizing a series of meetings to formilize identified collaborations and possibly establishing a collaboration agreement.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Skill-share trip to the Colombian Amazon and working group establishment on ecotourism 
Organisation University of Surrey
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution During September 10 to 13 we had a skill-share trip to Leticia and Puerto Nariño in the Colombian Amazon, to collaborate on ecotourism promotion as a sustainable biodiversity use activity. Most important contributions relate with participating in two workshops on ecotourism models between Colombian and UK organizations. We made a presentation on the importance of starting form biological information as a base for Conservation Action Planning, and then, how this information is matched to a particular budgeting process. In addition, we presented the three main programs of GROW (natural diversity, agricultural diversity and socioeconomic programe) and start a discussion on possible collaboration to promote the implementation of the Tarapoto Lakes RAMSAR area management plan. We proposed a new collaboration to promote ecotourism based on the GROW Colombia project and the BRIDGE working group, as a first platform to star a collaboration agreement with participating organizations. In particular two important remarks interested the participating organizations: a) DNA analysis of river dolphins using Earlham capabilities and b) socioeconomic analysis of supply and demand for ecotourism and policy recommendation. We proposed to continue activities under GROW project and also under the framework of the Technical Assistance Programme of the International Climate Fund of the UK.
Collaborator Contribution Participants like Amacayacu National Park and Canaloa Reserve shared their local experience on ecotourism, and community engagement. Fundación Omacha and WWF Colombia, presented their work to establish the Tarapoto Lakes RAMSAR area, and discussed the importance of implementing its management plan, including ecotourism activities. UK embassy presented some of their work on science and technology and on environmental issues. Among other, they talk about GROW Colombia project. Birdlife and Parades talk about the importance of birdwatching for ecotourism and how can their organizations help to promote this activity in the region. University of Surrey and del Rosario University presented some possible analysis over the ecotourism supply chain and its relation with Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
Impact There is a press release form the UK embassy, taking about some of the outcomes of the skill-share trip. This was a collaborative effort with participating organizations and their communications offices. The press release can be found in: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/british-and-colombian-delegation-visit-the-amazonia-for-an-exchange-on-sustainable-tourism. Small diary on the activities and results of GROW project researcher's participation. It will be published by mid October. We are organizing a series of meetings to formilize identified collaborations and possibly establishing a collaboration agreement.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Skill-share trip to the Colombian Amazon and working group establishment on ecotourism 
Organisation World Wide Fund for Nature
Country Switzerland 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution During September 10 to 13 we had a skill-share trip to Leticia and Puerto Nariño in the Colombian Amazon, to collaborate on ecotourism promotion as a sustainable biodiversity use activity. Most important contributions relate with participating in two workshops on ecotourism models between Colombian and UK organizations. We made a presentation on the importance of starting form biological information as a base for Conservation Action Planning, and then, how this information is matched to a particular budgeting process. In addition, we presented the three main programs of GROW (natural diversity, agricultural diversity and socioeconomic programe) and start a discussion on possible collaboration to promote the implementation of the Tarapoto Lakes RAMSAR area management plan. We proposed a new collaboration to promote ecotourism based on the GROW Colombia project and the BRIDGE working group, as a first platform to star a collaboration agreement with participating organizations. In particular two important remarks interested the participating organizations: a) DNA analysis of river dolphins using Earlham capabilities and b) socioeconomic analysis of supply and demand for ecotourism and policy recommendation. We proposed to continue activities under GROW project and also under the framework of the Technical Assistance Programme of the International Climate Fund of the UK.
Collaborator Contribution Participants like Amacayacu National Park and Canaloa Reserve shared their local experience on ecotourism, and community engagement. Fundación Omacha and WWF Colombia, presented their work to establish the Tarapoto Lakes RAMSAR area, and discussed the importance of implementing its management plan, including ecotourism activities. UK embassy presented some of their work on science and technology and on environmental issues. Among other, they talk about GROW Colombia project. Birdlife and Parades talk about the importance of birdwatching for ecotourism and how can their organizations help to promote this activity in the region. University of Surrey and del Rosario University presented some possible analysis over the ecotourism supply chain and its relation with Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
Impact There is a press release form the UK embassy, taking about some of the outcomes of the skill-share trip. This was a collaborative effort with participating organizations and their communications offices. The press release can be found in: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/british-and-colombian-delegation-visit-the-amazonia-for-an-exchange-on-sustainable-tourism. Small diary on the activities and results of GROW project researcher's participation. It will be published by mid October. We are organizing a series of meetings to formilize identified collaborations and possibly establishing a collaboration agreement.
Start Year 2018
 
Description The 200 mammals project: sequencing genomes by a novel cost-effective method, yielding a high resolution annotation of the human genome. 
Organisation Broad Institute
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Part of the consortium which is analysing the data.
Collaborator Contribution Proposal submitted to NHGRI and funded
Impact In combination with the ~50 already existing high quality placental mammalian assemblies, the project produced the sequence of one placental mammal per family for a total of 150 species. The new assembly method: DISCOVAR de novo, was used to allow the production of a good quality novel genome assembly using only a single sequencing library type.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Universidad de Los Andes and Alexander Von Humboldt Institute 
Organisation University of the Andes
Country Colombia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution As part of the research objective 1 from the Natural Diversity programme, Universidad de los Andes is working with the Natural History Museum in London and the Humboldt Institute in Colombia, we will contribute to the conservation of Andean bear, a vulnerable species, by identifying the factors involved in its population decline - helping to promote the country's breathtaking biodiversity while making a positive economic and social impact on local communities.
Collaborator Contribution Universidad de los Andes will share with Alexander von Humboldt Biological Resources Research Institute 24 samples of Andean bear feces from previous projects in order to contribute to their analyses.
Impact Signed MTA between Universidad de los Andes and Alexander Von Humboldt Institute for sharing 24 samples of Andean bear feces.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Grow Colombia - Explorando nuestra biodiversidad País at FIMA (International Environment Trade Fair in Bogota) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact As members of the BRIDGE Colombia network, Earlham Institute (Wilfred Haerty) presented the interest of genomics for conservation, why is it important to study non-human genomes and how can we use novel technologies for the survey of diversity in Colombia both in term of population survey but also in term of pathogen monitoring or for species recognition in the context of animal trafficking. Humboldt Institute (Mailyn Gonzalez) focused her presentation on the issue of the conservation of the Andean bear, for which little is known in term of population structuration and what should be the unit of conservation and area to prioritize. Humboldt also presented work done with the Natural History Museum London on the bird diversity but also on the ongoing work with Colombian authorities to train officers in the use of sequence data for species recognition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Growing Research Capacity in Colombia: A Shared Vision on Protecting Biodiversity to Achieve Sustainability and Peace 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Colombia is one of 17 countries considered "megadiverse" by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The national catalogue of biodiversity includes up to 55 thousand species of animals and plants, 3652 of them endemic, representing around 10% of all known species on earth. Following the peace agreement in Colombia in November 2016, we now have an opportunity to study the country's staggeringly rich native biodiversity. In a GROW Colombia Research Councils UK (RCUK) Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) international collaborative project, UK and Colombian institutions are working together in this multidisciplinary programme. Our aims include strengthening Colombian research capacity in the biological sciences, computational biology and socio-economics to develop robust coordinated activities under a shared vision centred on biodiversity as a means to achieve sustainability and peace. The project has natural diversity, agricultural diversity and socio-economics of biodiversity research programmes, and a broad set of activities focussed on enhancing research capability by improving researcher skills, as well their access to research information and resources. Our integrated program will also allow researchers to play a more regular and effective role in policy-making. The GROW Colombia project relies on the complementary expertise and strengths of an alliance which is equipped to develop robust coordinated solutions around biodiversity, with implications for its preservation, global health and development. Here we describe the project, its three programmes, partners, progress and expected outcomes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.intlpag.org/2019/
 
Description 'Doing Science in Colombia' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Earlham Institute's work in Colombia celebrated at science and diplomatic event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.earlham.ac.uk/articles/doing-science-colombia
 
Description A formal meeting between Universidad de Los Andes, GROW-Colombia and Catapult 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Martha Lucía Cepeda (Universidad de Los Andes), met with with Mark Jarman (Colco Cacao programme at Catapult) and Juan Azcárate (GROW-Colombia) at The UK Embassy in Bogotá, Colombia (Luis Calzadilla) in order to discuss common grounds and linkages between the Colco programme and GROW Colombia. We will generate collaborations between GROW-Colombia and Colco programme (Catapult) for integrating technology solutions for the monitoring of cacao diseases and heavy metal management. These collaborations are pending further funding calls from both UK and Colombia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description BEIS and UK embassy partnership for making economic analysis of forest investment in Colombia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and the UK embassy in Colombia are structurating an investment to promote sustainable production activities and reduce deforestation. One key aspect is developing different economic models that show implementation costs, as well as associated incomes from the different produtive systems put in place in high deforstation areas, that corresponde to agricultural frontier expansion areas. The objective of this dialgue and exchange is to help BESIS and UK define cash flows and cost/benefit analysis for different sustaianble production systems (i.e: agroforesty systems with cacao, rubber, coffee; silvopastoral systems; ecotourism). Until today we have generated an information exchange and discussion, based on GROW's socioeconomic staff analysis (UEA) and also on some GROW partners experience and results like SINCHI. As an outcome we can say that 3 key staff (1 in UK embassy and 2 from BEIS) are using high quality and first hand information to build the investment case to be presented for approval. The expected output is that the especific investment will be put in place by OCtober 2019, with nearly 50 million pounds. The impacts will be measured in terms of hectares and farmers that will be beneficiaries of this investment line.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description BRIDGE Colombia Fima 2018 promo video 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BRIDGE Colombia Fima 2018 promo video
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7fI6mcLjN8
 
Description BRIDGE Network day 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The BRIDGE Day 2018 event was held on the 11th of October 2018 in Bogota, Colombia. It was led by Federica Di Palma, BRIDGE Colombia network's founder and Earlham Institute's Director of Science, together with the Natural Environment Research Council from the United Kingdom (NERC-UK) and Colciencias from Colombia.
The purpose of the event was to consolidate and expand BRIDGE Colombia as an international global impact network, a network that aims to facilitate crucial dialogue and
collaborative partnerships between academia, government organizations, NGOs, businesses, communities and decision-makers, and to promote biodiversity conservation and sustainable economic growth in Colombia.
To reach this purpose, several presentations on new research and conservation initiatives, economic funds, sustainable business, and conserved biodiversity collections were given by the government, NGOs, the private sector and academic institutions to BRIDGE delegates, winners of the Newton-Caldas Fund and the general public. A panel session was also held where presenters discussed several issues and answered questions from the public. Finally, participants were placed in working groups to address three questions related to identifying biodiversity priorities, discussing how the international network could address these priorities across disciplines and linking to industry, and how the network could keep up with on-going changes within the territories of Colombia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.bridgecolombia.org/2018/10/10/bridging-colombia-uk/
 
Description Biological collections visit - Andean bear 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussion meetings were held with curators, researchers, undergraduate and postgraduate students from several targeted biological collections in Colombia. The discussion meeting served to promote research linked to the diversity of the Colombian Andean bear.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Blog: A move to improve pasture management and cut down greenhouse gases from cattle 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The project called "Towards climate-smart forage-based diets for Colombian livestock," led by Dr. Jon Moorby from IBERS-Aberystwyth University, seeks to identify animal diets that improve animal production whilst reducing GHG emissions from livestock. To do this, forage samples will be collected in experimental fields at CIAT headquarters, located in Palmira (Colombia), considering different cultivars, climate conditions, and plant growth stages. The idea is to have the best nutritional quality indicators that improve yields and thus, generate less GHG emissions from animal rumination and manure.
This is a collaborative work where the CIAT Tropical Forages Program provides not only the materials to be evaluated, but also technical assistance on best agronomic management practices, physiological evaluation and testing at CIAT's Nutritional Quality Labs. Also, the colleagues from IBERS- Bangor University will assess the samples as well.
A second project, called "Advancing sustainable forage-based livestock production systems using multi-source remote sensing and social science approaches," is led by Dr. Brian Barrett from the University of Glasgow. Its goal is to keep a track record of forage availability, productivity, and estimate the main elements of forage quality throughout the seasons by using remote sensing techniques, such as satellite images and drones. This project brings together cross-disciplinary perspectives and methodologies to develop remote sensing (RS)-based approaches for forage monitoring and management at local and regional levels.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://blog.ciat.cgiar.org/move-to-improve-pasture-management-and-cut-greenhouse-gases-from-cattle/
 
Description Building a path towards the 2030, Sustainable Development Goals 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact At FIMA (International Environment Trade Fair in Bogota) Federica di Palma participated at e International Congress of Environment in the opening session focussed on discussing the major challenges and opportunities towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Other organisations participating in the panel were: UNDP, European Union and Colombian National Army Aviation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Capacity building for public engagement planning 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact First planning meeting with science and cultural communicators to start to design capcity building content for workshops in November
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Challenges of Environmental Management in the Territory (Blanca Huertas from NHM), at FIMA (International Environment Trade Fair in Bogota) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact As part of the BRIDGE Colombia network, Blanca Huertas from the NHM participated in the discussion Advances in Environmental Management and its course to continue strengthening environmental sustainability. The discussion focused on alternative tools for decision making to guide a sustainable development model, looking at the perspective from other initiatives outside the country.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description ColombiaBIO Expedición Cacao - Una experiencia del consorcio BRIDGE, at the FIMA (International Environment Trade Fair in Bogota) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Partners of the BRIDGE Colombia network who are part of the Cacao ColombiaBIO expedition commented on the nature of this expedition and the role that plays each one of the institutions. The following partners participated in the discussion panel: Carolina Gonzalez (Agrosavia), James Richardson (Universidad del Rosario), Carlos E. Gonzalez (Agrosavia), Henry Alterio (Head of Colombia-BIO), Martha Cepeda and Martha Vives (Universidad de los Andes).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Colombian biodiversity: an alternative resource for a sustainable bioeconomy in an era of opportunity (Blanca Huertas from NHM) at FIMA (International Environment Trade Fair in Bogota) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact As part of the BRIDGE Colombia network, Blanca Huertas from NHM presented from a different perspective how biodiversity can contribute as an alternative resource to sustainability. She presented several international examples of how biodiversity has added value that can contribute to the economy and the development of a territory. Through some initiatives with Colombian biodiversity, she also highlighted the potential and opportunities that exist for Colombia and in a unique opportunity of strategic alliances with the United Kingdom and its institutions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Darwin Tree of Life Project (UK) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Press release detailing the institutes involvement (partner) in the project which will create a new foundation for biology to drive solutions for preserving biodiversity and sustaining human societies. The institute is likely to be involved in the sampling and sequencing of protists (single-celled eukaryotes - organisms with a nucleus) and the analysis of vertebrate genomes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Doing Science with Colombia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Around 200 individuals with an interest in organising joint scientific activities between the UK and Colombia attended a morning of lectures and discussion at the NHM.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Environmental research for decision making 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact As part of the FIMA (International Environment Trade Fair in Bogota) and the International Environmental Congress, Federica di Palma participated in the panel Environmental Research for Decision Making. She presented how the Earlham Institute and the GROW Colombia project pursue a closer interaction with policy makers and some challenges and opportunities in this regards. Other organizations participating in the panel were: European Union, INVEMAR (Marine and Coastal Research Institute "José Benito Vives de Andréis"), SINCHI (Amazonic Institute of Scientific Research), IIAP (John von Neumann Environmental Research Institute of the Pacific ) and IDEAM (The Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies) .
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Exploring & Understanding Colombian Bio Resources UK Launch Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact I was invited to present an Introduction to the GCRF Growing Research Capability award: Preserving, restoring and managing Colombian Biodiversity through Responsible Innovation (GROW-Colombia)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Financial mechanism implementaion challenges of the Decree 1007/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The presentation was given within the workshop "financial mechanisms for strategic ecosystems conservation". The objective was to present some recommendations for the implementation of the Payment for Environmental Services National Policy, after the new regulations established by the decree 1008/2018. Recomendation were presented for the four environmental services recognized by the government: greenhouse gas emissions reduction, biodiversity conservation, cultural and spiritual services, water provision (quantity and quality). Some recommendations were related to defintion of the service, strategic areas' definition, financial and operative mechanisms, PES agreements, registry, monitoring and followup. Officials from local and regional levels (1 municipality and on state) declared their interes on incorporating some of the recomendations in different PES projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Flying the flag for UK research in Colombia - News 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The participation of the GROW project at the International Environmental Fair in Bogotá was showcased in the Earlham´s website and media
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.earlham.ac.uk/newsroom/flying-flag-uk-science-colombia
 
Description GROW Amazon Adventures: River Dolphin Diary 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This press releas was published after the travel to the Amazon on September 2018. The objective of the press release was to get people to know some of the activities developed during the exchange to foster sustainable ecotourism and scientific research. In addition we made visible different threats to pink river dolphin, which is a charismatic species associated to the new RAMSAR area, Tarapoto Lakes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.earlham.ac.uk/articles/grow-amazon-adventures-river-dolphin-diary
 
Description GROW Colombia and WWF collaboration 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Members from WWF-Colombia, WWF-UK, and GROW Colombia met to identify potential areas of collaboration. It was agreed that the programme Herencia Colombia led by WWF- Colombia would participate as a speaker on the BRIDGE day 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description INVEMAR to Earlham Institute (The Marine and Coastal Research Institute - "José Benito Vives de Andréis") 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The Director of INVEMAR (Spanish for The Marine and Coastal Research Institute - "José Benito Vives de Andréis") was invited to present the work that this reserach institute does in Colombia. It was possible to establish some ideas for further collaboration between EI, GROW, BRIDGE and INVEMAR
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Interview for International media (UK Reuters): FEATURE-Fighting global warming, one cow belch at a time 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact According to calculations by some experts, this puts the livestock sector on par with transport. The U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says transport is responsible for 14 percent of emissions. In view of this, Scientists of different countries were interviewed, who were working on ways to reduce those emissions, including by breeding animals that burp less, adjusting their diets so they produce less methane and planting trees in pastures.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://uk.reuters.com/article/global-livestock-emissions/feature-fighting-global-warming-one-cow-be...
 
Description Interview for national News: Three Colombians will have an important task to face climate change. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The evaluation of the impacts of global warming and the construction of a guide that will define what the world should do to continue facing it, will be in the hands and minds of three Colombian researchers, who together with 718 other scientists from 90 countries, were appointed by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). These three Colombian Scientists were interviewed by the national newspaper "El colombiano".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.elcolombiano.com/colombia/colombianos-a-evaluar-el-clima-HX8707898
 
Description KTN Agri-tech mission in Colombia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Attended and contributed to Agri-tech Catalyst Colombia organised by the agri tech KTN and innovate UK. Talked and participated in workshops across Colombia
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Key aspects to build financial mechanisms for conservation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The presentation was given within the workshop "financial mechanisms for strategic ecosystems conservation". The objective was to show policy makers and professional practitioners how to analyze supply and demand of ecosystem services, in terms of financial resources, as well as to introduce the importance of ecosystem services valuation as a tool for assessment for proyect benefits. We also introduces 5 case studies from 5 payment for ecosystem services projects in Colombia, and a stated prefereces exercice to identify Willingnes to Pay for an environmental project in UK. We impacted participants (nearly 50) by introducing the financial mechanisms discussion for conservation as well as to introduce the importance of economic valuation as a decision making tool for conservation projects. Some local government official were interested in introducing economic valuation techniques to some environmental projects they are formulating, in particular Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) project, related with water provision and biodiversity conservation (ecotourism).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Measuring Impact of Research and Innovation for Global Challenges 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) hosted a two-day workshop in Panama City. The workshop programme, designed in collaboration with USAID, brought together leading experts, researchers, funders and policy makers to share best practices and understanding on how to increase the impact of research and innovation programmes that aim to tackle global challenges. The PI of GROW Colombia participated in the whole programme and an alliance with CABI/Scidev.net to run a science and media workshop was consolidated as an outcome of this meeting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Media coverage at FIMA (International Environmental Fair in Bogota) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The United Kingdom was the guest of honour of the main fair for the environmental sector of Colombia, FIMA 2018. The Economic Diplomacy team brought an important delegation
of scientific and environmental experts who participated in the academic agenda, including Federica Di Palma, Science Director of the Earlham Institute, the media coverage on the work done by GROW Colombia was very extensive
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting at British Embassy in Colombia 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact An engagement activity organized by the Ambassador of the UK in Colombia was organized to strengthen the collaboration between the UK Embassy, UK-Colombian research programmes currently developed in Colombia and Colciencias.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description Meeting with Baroness Hooper, Honorary President of the APPG for Latin America and President of the Anglo Latin American Foundation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact I was invited to meet with Lady Hooper and other members of the All Party Parliamentary Latin America Group. At the meeting in the House of Lords I gave them an overview of the GROW-Colombia project; its objectives and opportunities for engagement with policy makers and the private sector. We discussed the upcoming presidential election and how the UK based Parliamentarians could support the GROW Colombia project for GROW during the political turnover in Colombia.

I also attended an meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Human Rights Group where Environmental rights defenders from Colombia (Forest Peoples Programme) presented to Parliamentarians about the post conflict era in Colombia and the ongoing challenges faced by indigenous people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with Government Office for Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Meeting with three members of the Government Office for Science Team at IBERS, Aberystwyth on agricultural productivity gaps in grassland science. The following topics were discussed: Upland grasslands; Plant breeding; Farming extension; and International grasslands research which included Colombia as an example of the potential for impact internationally to for example increase stocking density and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, both targets of the Colombian Government. This raised awareness of issues in grassland and upland agriculture in the UK and internationally, and has identified specific areas for future policy engagement.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with Norman Lamb MP, Chair of the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This was a first meeting in an ongoing series of meetings with Norman Lamb MP, given his Norfolk constituency interest and his position as Chair of the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee.  Earlham Institute is cultivating a long-lasting and mutually supportive relationship with Norman Lamb..
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description NERC GCRF Workshop Sustainable Development Goal Interactions: The role of environmental science 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Federica Di Palma gave an elevator pitch talk is "Reclaiming land lost to violence for the security of Colombian economy and society".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description News article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A British and Colombian delegation have visited the Amazonia for an exchange on sustainable tourism. The delegation identified opportunities to stop deforestation, improve tourism practices and increase scientific research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.earlham.ac.uk/newsroom/amazon-expedition-grow-colombia-tourism
 
Description News piece in Eden Project Magazine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Small news piece describing the project reaching a membership audience of 12,000 plus sales
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.edenproject.com/sites/default/files/eden-mag-40-4.pdf
 
Description Outreach planning for schools and young people 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Sykpe planning workshop with third sector organistions Dividendo por Colombia and Semble to discuss a process for engaging children with the project through Outdoor Classroom Day 2019. Outcomes from the session included plans for a Viva Lab collaboration to work with teachers to design school friendly resources using content drawn from the GROW colombia programme and ways to capture participation through social media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Participation in the FIMA event (International Environmental Trade Fair) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact In June this year GROW Colombia enabled the UK to be the "Guest Country" at the FIMA International Environment Trade Fair in Bogota. Most of the delegates were businesses in the agri/bio economy sectors. By facilitating the trade fair, GROW was profiled to a large and potentially influential audience alongside other prestigious UK science and innovation projects. As a result, the GROW team received much attention from new potential delivery partners/stakeholders (e.g. SINCHI- Amazonic Institute of Scientific Research, the National Food and Drug Surveillance Institute, Parques Nacionales Naturales de Colombia, CASALUKER S.A., FromNativo SAS, FedeCacao -National Federation of Cocoa Growers of Colombia). As part of FIMA GROW achieved positive traction with the Colombian Government) built more partnerships and influenced Green Growth policy of Colombia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://feriadelmedioambiente.com/
 
Description Planning to support ex-combatant reintegration 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Planning was carried out with various national level actors linked to the Colombian post-conflict to structure activities in support of and to enhance ex-combatant reintegration in Colombian society and economic life.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation - Genomics applications for conservation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation as part of a training course for the use of genomic resources for species identification delivered to law enforcement officers in Cali, Colombia. The audience included university lecturers, graduate and undergraduate students, conservation organizations, law officers, representatives of the ministry of environment, ministry of justice,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation - RCUK GROW Colombia Natural Diversity 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation as part of FIMA 2018 in Bogota, Colombia. The audience included general public, conservation organization, schools, law officers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Preserving & Restoring Colombian Biodiversity workshop, Bogota October 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Preserving & Restoring Colombian Biodiversity workshop, Bogota October 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKqQLOFW4HA
 
Description Press Release - 'New era for nature in colombia' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Press Release to highlight the Colombia project and formation of the BRIDGE consortia. -SOCIAL MEDIA- Engagement x164, Impressions x117000
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.earlham.ac.uk/new-era-nature-colombia
 
Description Press Release - 'a practitioners perspective at the 'Doing Science with Colombia' event '. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Press release to Highlight Federica Di Palmas role as panellist at the 'doing Science with Colombia' event, Natural History Museum, 7th December 2017. -SOCIAL MEDIA- Engagement x55, Impressions x57826
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.earlham.ac.uk/newsroom/federica-di-palma-provides-practitioners-perspective-%E2%80%98doin...
 
Description Press Release - £6.5million to kick-start Colombian bioeconomy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Press Release to mark the GCRF funding award for the Colombia project. -SOCIAL MEDIA- Engaement x589, Impressions x264481
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.earlham.ac.uk/newsroom/65million-kick-start-colombian-bioeconomy
 
Description RCUK GCRF HUB: BRIDGE Colombia - an overview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact RCUK GCRF HUB: BRIDGE Colombia - an overview
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lwmr76E94M
 
Description Recovering the Andean Bear 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A science article on the Earlham´s website was posted presenting how using advanced genomics would to help recover the Andean bear and preserve Colombia's biodiversity, while making an economic and social impact.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
URL http://www.earlham.ac.uk/articles/grow-colombia-recovering-andean-bear
 
Description Research Cyberinfrastructure Colombia Workshop 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The workshop involved a multidisciplinary team of Colombian and international experts to understand user needs and available resources, discuss innovative solutions, and design a strategy to grow research capacity for the high-throughput computational analysis of biological data in Colombia.
This workshop was an opportunity for intensive discussions to uncover innovative solutions, identify critical partners and produce a realistic strategy and open vision for the creation of C3Biodiversidad (Consorcio Colombiano de Ciberinfraestructura) in Colombia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.bridgecolombia.org/c3-biodiversidad/
 
Description Science and development media engagement training planing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Engaged with Cabi (SciDev.Net) and Loughborough University to deliver a Science and Media Engament training with the purpose of bring together and enhancing the scientific communication skills of scientists and journalists.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Second annual meeting GROW Colombia project 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The members of the GROW Colombia Project and partners of the BRIDGE Colombia held their second annual meeting at CIAT headquarters in Cali, Colombia. The objectives of this meeting were to 1) Share the progress of the three GROW programmes and potential improvements, 2) Discuss and agree on a capacity building work plan for the second year of the project, 3) Identify and coordinate integrative approaches and interlinkages within the three programmes, and 4) Discuss the sustainability of GROW Colombia beyond the scope of the project.

A total of 43 delegates from 19 organizations participated in this meeting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Sustainable Tropical Agricultural Systems Programme Project Scoping Workshop at CIAT Headquarters in Cali 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Sustainable Tropical Agricultural Systems Programme Project Scoping Workshop at CIAT Headquarters in Cali focused on tropical agricultural systems containing pulses and/or forages that are relevant to, and part of, the livelihood of communities in Colombia. Applications were invited from individual researchers who could contribute to the project scoping workshop and the resulting research projects. Up to 40 participants in total (around 20 from the UK and 20 from CIAT) were identified to take part.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://bbsrc.ukri.org/funding/filter/2017-sustainable-tropical-agricultural-systems-programme/
 
Description Talk in Corpoica, Cundinamarca 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Talk in Corpoica's Research Centre in Tibaitatá (Cundinamarca, Colombia) about the red clover and Brachiaria research lines at Earlham Institute
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description The Natural Environment Research Council visit to the Earlham Institute 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact The aim of the meeting was to discuss international projects, lab tour and GROW and BRIDGE network projects. Delegates from NERC, the executive team from the Earlham Institute and group leaders made an overview of EI's Strategy & International activities and discussed the scope of the BRIDGE network.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description UK-Colombia Integration Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The UK's Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) jointly with the Colombian Administrative Department of Science Technology and Innovation - Colciencias, held an integration workshop to: 1) Provide an opportunity for the UK and Colombian project teams to present their projects, 2) Facilitate partnerships between UK environmental and arts/humanities researchers and Colombian researchers, 3) Provide an opportunity for project teams to develop an understanding of how they can work together to deliver a coherent programme, 4) Allow the research funders to set the expectations of the programme, and 5) Explore links to the GCRF Growing Research Capability award: Preserving, restoring and
managing Colombian Biodiversity through Responsible Innovation (GROW-Colombia).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008,2018
 
Description Visit and presentation Eulalia Banguera Hinestroza 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Eulalia Banguera, Research Fellow at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. Belgium, was invited to present "The role of the mitogenome in adaptation to extreme environments: insights from a phylogenetic and phylogeographic study of reef-building corals". Also she met several member staff to discuss further interest in collaborate with the GROW Colombia project with interest on marine and costal resources.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visit and talk from Clive Lewis, Labour MP for Norwich South and Shadow Treasury Minister 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Clive Lewis talked about his experience as a Norwich MP, his current role as Shadow Treasury Minister including his work contributing to the next Labour Party Election Manifesto, and his Party's Brexit policy. There were plenty questions from the public. He met EI's executive members and agreed on further work together.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://twitter.com/EarlhamInst/status/1104040111401066496
 
Description Visit of Colombian delegation to the Natural History Museum 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact On December 6th 2018, one day after the open day at EI, Natural History Museum (NHM) also hosted a senior delegation from four of Colombia's national science organisations; AGROSAVIA (Colombian Corporation of Investigation on Agriculture), Humboldt Institute, IIAP (Spanish for The Environmental Research Institute of the Pacific), and INVEMAR (Spanish for The Marine and Coastal Research Institute - "José Benito Vives de Andréis"). Other institutions were also part of this delegation, including the British Embassy en Colombia, the Colombian Embassy in UK and the British Council. The aim of the event was to show the museum's ongoing work and future plans to the delegation, and to discuss further possibilities of collaboration and capacity building.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visit of Colombian research institutes delegation to Earlham Institute to drive sustainable innovation for biodiversity 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The Earlham Institute hosted a senior delegation from four of Colombia's national science organisations; AGROSAVIA (Colombian Corporation of Investigation on Agriculture), Humboldt Institute, IIAP (Spanish for The Environmental Research Institute of the Pacific), INVEMAR (Spanish for The Marine and Coastal Research Institute - "José Benito Vives de Andréis") 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.

The delegation got to know about Ei´s work, and a series of agreements were made in regards to the work with BRIDGE and GROW Colombia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.earlham.ac.uk/newsroom/earlham-institute-host-colombian-science-delegation-drive-sustaina...
 
Description Web Article - 'Doing Science in Colombia'. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact In December 2017, the Colombian Embassy to the UK hosted a diplomatic event at the Natural History Museum to celebrate the UK's support for "Doing Science with Colombia". Scientists, academics, NGOs and policy makers from both countries spoke to an audience of nearly 300 people. All of them welcomed the emerging and strengthening partnership between the UK and Colombia to grow scientific research collaboration. This Web article covers the key points with Earlham Institute's work in Colombia celebrated at this science and diplomatic event. -SOCIAL MEDIA- Engagement x29, Impressions 55419.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.earlham.ac.uk/articles/doing-science-colombia
 
Description Web Special feature: 'Keeping Colombia megadiverse' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Earlham Institute is at the heart of an international network aiming to preserve, maintain and enrich the biodiversity of this fascinatingly diverse country. This article sought to be an informative and engaging piece to reach a general audience. It is packed with interesting content and vibrant images. -SOCIAL MEDIA- Engagement x176, Impressions x169000
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.earlham.ac.uk/keeping-colombia-megadiverse
 
Description Web article - why should you care about biodiversity? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Information piece to support the Colombian project. Interview with Jose De Vega. -SOCIAL MEDIA- Engagement 107, Impressions 100738
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.earlham.ac.uk/articles/why-you-should-care-about-biodiversity
 
Description Workshop to build theory of change for a new UK investment on Colombian forests 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The workshop was organized by the UK embassy in Colombia. The International Climate Fund is interested in financing topics like postconflict, land stabilization and deforestation reduction in Colombia. The embassy's Peace Fund (CSSF), has been working to identify potential partner in three lines of action: a) stabilization of lands affected by deforestation; b) sustainable economic activities (ecotourism, agroforestry, silvopastoral systems); c) territorial land planning tools. The objective of the workshop was to generate the theory of change that support this investment. GROW researcher participated as an expert that helped to identify local and national Colombian needs associated with this topics. At the end of the meeting the the Forest and Climate officer from the UK embassy was able to put together a first draft delineating some of the most important action lines, causes, consequences and key actor to support this investment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019