Mining in the Ecuadorian Amazon and indigenous communities: why research collaborations matter.
Welcome to a talk and discussion with Leonardo Leonel Cerda Tapuy, Principal Director - Founder of Hakhu Amazon Foundation.
Among others, we will address the following questions: How do changing access policies to research infrastructures and resources resonate broader political framework conditions? To what extent is the question of access a matter of persisting global inequalities and emerging strategic partnerships? How do the concepts of fairness and equity come into play when debating access to resources and access to infrastructures?
Leonardo Cerda is the Founder of the HAKHU Project, a grass-roots organisation that supports community-based economic initiatives in the Ecuadorial Amazon. He has studied models for how natural resources, fair trade, and environmental and cultural impact can be integrated into models for sustainable economic development. His work aims at addressing these issues to reduce poverty, improve quality of life and promote sustainable agriculture in Ecuador especially in relation to indigenous communities. Currently he works with organisations on the local, national and international level to raise awareness and bridge indigenous community initiatives and international support. As a member of the Kichwa community these issues are of particular importance to Leo Cerda, and his personal perspective provides a strong motivation as well as deep understanding of the great benefits of finding sustainable solutions.
Aysegül Sirakaya is a postdoctoral researcher at Lund University, Department of Law. Her research focuses on the comparative analysis of international, regional, and national access and benefit sharing (ABS) legislation, mapping the international ABS goals, their national implementation through the commonly used regulatory mechanisms. At the same time, she explores policy and legal options for integrating indigenous knowledge systems and the principle of reciprocity into international, regional, and local decision making on benefit-sharing and conservation.
This Pufendorf & Friends is the opening event of the workshop "Access to Research Resources and Research Infrastructures: Current Tendencies and future Implications for the Politics and Organization of Science" organized by the Pufendorf IAS in cooperation with MAX IV Photon Source bringing together scholars and experts with a common interest in the politics and organization research infrastructures and research resources.
About Pufendorf & Friends
Pufendorf & Friends is a series of open discussions and After Works with, and for researchers and other staff, at Lund University. We hope to create a space for informal meetings across all discipline- and faculty boundaries.
Bring a coworker and come mingle with colleagues from other parts of the university. No pre-registration is required for Pufendorf &Friends (but if you wish to attend the 2nd day of the workshop on Access to Research Resources and Research Infrastructures,please register for June 2nd here)
Drinks and snacks will be served of course.