Promoting Latin American engagement in research collaborations for recovery via the Trans-Atlantic Platform for Social Sciences and Humanities
This project enables increased participation of Latin American research institutions, in collaboration with their national science granting councils, in the Trans-Atlantic Platform (T-AP) call for proposals on Recovery, Renewal and Resilience (RRR) in a Post-Pandemic World. T-AP brings together humanities and social science research funders from South America, North America and Europe to enhance transnational dialogue and collaboration in addressing common challenges. The focus of the RRR call is to fill knowledge gaps on the medium- and long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic to mobilize inclusive and sustainable recovery strategies, through transnational and interdisciplinary collaborations.
This project will support the participation of four universities in Colombia, Costa Rica and Peru to join three international research collaborations on: community action and decentralized governance; pandemic recovery needs in marginalized communities of Latin America; and a green and inclusive post-pandemic recovery of the blue economy (sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth) and coastal communities. They will join colleagues from Brazil, Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States, supported by their respective national granting agencies. These collaborations aim to enhance the voices of marginalized communities and deepen understanding of social mobilization strategies. They also aim to strengthen research capacities in young students through peer-learning and knowledge-exchange activities. In addition, they aim to increase the capacity of policymakers to implement evidence-based recovery strategies through effective synthesis and communication of research findings.