I attended my first UK Alumni in Peru annual meeting last tuesday at the British Ambassador´s residency. A very estimulating experience, where I met both senior and young people who have studied in the UK and now live in Peru. The association gathers several times a year. These are excellent opportunities for UK alumni in Peru to network and exchange cool ideas about different areas of knowledge and life experiences, I discussed economics, mining, natural resources, education, all in one evening. Note that one of the focus agenda items of the British Embassy in Peru is Climate change.
For more information and to be part of the UK Alumni association in Peru, contact Edy Torres firstname.lastname@example.org and visit the UK Alumni Peru website: http://www.fundosanjose.com.pe/host/apeberu and Asociación Peruana de Becarios del Reino Unido (APEBERU).
“Agroforestry – the Future of Global Land Use”
DEADLINE SUBMISSION: 30 November 2008
Submit your abstracts and participate in the 2nd World Congress of Agroforestry (WCA2) that will be held in Nairobi (Kenya), from the 23rd to the 28th of August 2009.
The objective of the Congress is to share lessons and experiences by assessing opportunities to leverage agroforestry in promoting sustainable land use worldwide.
The Congress will serve as a forum for researchers, educators, practitioners and policy makers from around the world to share new findings, explore new opportunities, and strengthen partnerships and engage with communities of practice.
The themes of the Congress are:
* Markets supporting agroforestry land use
* Tree based rehabilitation of degraded lands and watersheds
* Climate change adaptation and mitigation
* Agroforestry contributing to environmental sustainability and
* Policy options and institutional innovations for agroforestry land use
For more information: http://www.worldagroforestry.org/wca2009
WCA2009 Organizing Committee
7 years ago, I was blessed with a scholarship to study abroad and soon after found myself working for my dreamed organizations. Now I am back to Peru, feeling amazed by the positive transformations I can see everyday. Excellent timing for a sabbatical! I am now dedicated to bringing my personal projects to life. Moving the ideas to action. My current interests are environmental education, green or eco-businesses and investments.
From time to time I will be posting links and comments about relevant issues to natural resources, climate change, forestry, economics, and education. Thank you for your comments!