UK Alumni meeting in Peru


UK alumni

UK alumni

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 and visit the UK Alumni Peru website: and Asociación Peruana de Becarios del Reino Unido (APEBERU).


About sandravelarde

Peruvian Forest Engineer (UNALM) and MSc. in Ecological Economics (University of Edinburgh, UK). I am a natural resource management specialist. My experience is in socio-economics in tropical forests, evaluating the trade-offs across different land uses: biodiversity, carbon,and profitability (FAO, ASB, ICRAF). My PhD thesis at the Australian National University (ANU) is about tree planting for bioenergy. My passion: Planning and capacity building, using participatory methods, like Future Scenarios (CIFOR, ASB, ICRAF, Millennium Ecosystem Assessment). Currently working as Economist / transdisciplinary scientist at the New Zealand Forest Research Institute (Scion).

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