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Partner Events

Presentations and discussions on the work of different researchers in Latin America and what they see as current and emerging research priorities that are increasingly being addressed in different countries, institutions in Latin America. Topics include:

  • Urbanization in the Western Amazon, and its links to extractive industries, geopolitics, and poverty. The presentation will focus on the role of urbanization in the emergence of infectious diseases, deforestation and climate change.
  • Mapping out the origin of neighborhoods in Panama City (informal, formal or consisting of a housing government project). This presentation will illustrate the level of social exclusion of the formal housing market.
  • Massive open online course on global changes that influence both natural systems and human wellbeing in Latin America, developed by the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI).
  • Other key current and emerging research priorities in Latin America : Health and sustainability, Quality of urban life, Security and social justice, Local government responsiveness and accountability.


Carlos Mena, PhD. Geographer. Director of the Galapagos Science Center. Universidad San Francisco de Quito, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Nilson Ariel Espino, Ph.D. Director of Panama City’s Urban Forum and Observatory

Alyson Surveyer alyson.surveyer@futureearth.org


Where to find us

The exhibition will take place at the National Assembly, 300 meters from Parque del Arbolito and the main conference venue, La Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana “Benjamin Carrion.”

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Image Credits:
Header image is a modified and cropped version of Old town of Quito by Simon Matzinger under CC - Some rights reserved.
Header image is a modified and cropped version of And when I go there, I go there with you... by Scipio under CC NC - Some rights reserved. Areal Photography via USGS's Landsat program, through the earth explorer interface.