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Cooperation between CATIE and EfD continues to benefit the Latin American region

  • The alliance with the Environment for Development Initiative started in 2007

August 16, 2021. The development of relevant scientific research on environmental economics, the provision of evidence to design public policies, and strengthening the capacities of different actors in the region, are part of the actions that will continue leaving an impact on developing countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, thanks to a new cooperation agreement of the Environment for Development Initiative (EfD), signed last July, between the University of Gothenburg and CATIE (Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center).

This new agreement will extend to 2024 and will be led by Róger Madrigal, Coordinator of the Environment for Development Research Unit (EfD-CA), at CATIE, which undertakes the responsibility to follow up the activities, projects, and actions of this cooperation agreement, focusing on scientific research on incentive-based approaches for ecosystems management, the economics of climate change and water resources, as well as economic valuation of Nature's contributions to people, among other topics. 

Muhammad Ibrahim, General Director of CATIE mentioned, “for CATIE it is important to maintain and strengthen its alliance with EfD, and expand the scope of scientific research on environmental economics in order to continue contribuiting to the challenges of the region and the world.”

“The new agreement will help us to continue delivering high-quality scientific outputs and providing policy advice for the benefit of the poor and the health of ecosystems. This also represents a great window opportunity for CATIE to showcase its work in other parts of the world, fostering South-South cooperation and the relationship with global research centers,” mentioned Róger Madrigal.

 

About EfD

EfD is a global network of environmental economics research centers solving the world’s most pressing environmental and development challenges. EfD was established in 2007 and the network consists of over 200 accomplished environmental economists based in the Global South, one of them in Central America, hosted by CATIE since 2007. The financial support of EfD is provided by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).

 

More information:

 

Róger Madrigal B.
Coordinator
Environment for Development Unit (EfD-CA)
CATIE
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Marianela Argüello L.
Communication and Knowledge Management Officer
Environment for Development Unit (EfD-CA)
CATIE
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Zeidy Hidalgo G.
Estrategic Communications Coordinator
CATIE
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