Bilateral collaboration with Bolivia

Last changed: 19 January 2022

SLU is continuously engaged in a bilateral cooperation with Bolivia, financed by Sida. The agreement period for this programme between Sweden and Bolivia is 1 May 2021 – 31 December 2025. The main focus during the current agreement period lies on research capacity building as well as research and innovation management.

The bilateral cooperation is with two institutions in Bolivia - Universidad Mayor de San Andrés (UMSA) and Universidad Mayor de San Simón (UMSS).

Below is a list of the thematic and key areas where SLU is involved as collaborator. If you want to know more about the projects, please contact the SLU collaborator for each area.  

Thematic areas Universidad Mayor de San Andrés (UMSA)

AREA II: RESEARCH AND TRAINING IN TECHNOLOGICAL AND PRODUCTIVE DEVELOPMENT

Sub-programme 03: Bio-based inputs: biocontrol of coffee fungal pathogens. Microbial treatment for quinoa growth

Coordinator SLU: Dan Funck Jensen

Sub-programme 07: Animal genetic resources for sustainable utilization

Coordinator SLU: Erling Strandberg

Universidad Mayor de San Simón (UMSS)

AREA I: AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK AND FORESTRY

Sub-programme 01: Soil Biological Diversity

Coordinator SLU: Rodomiro Octavio Ortiz Rios

AREA IX: RESEARCH TRAINING QUALITY ASSURANCE

Sub-programme 09: Research training quality assurance

Coordinator SLU: Natalie Jellinek

More information

For more information about the bilateral collaboration with Bolivia, and all research and key areas, please go to the International Science programme at Uppsala University, who is the coordinating body of the programme.

Universidad Mayor de San Andrés (UMSA)

The specific objectives of the full programme at UMSA are the following:

  • Increase the capabilities of research, development and innovation in accordance with the demands and needs of national strategic sectors.
  • Strengthen disciplinary and multidisciplinary, local and non-local, human talent training programs in specific thematic areas prioritized by the national strategic sectors.
  • Modernize, strengthen and position the System of Research, Development, Innovation and Services –to concretize a sustainable management and transfer of R&D results to the national strategic sectors.

Universidad Mayor de San Simón (UMSS)

For UMSS the programme includes two areas of intervention:

  • Research training - Implement programmes and projects in institutional, regional, and national interest areas, with results acknowledged and used by the scientific community and in the socio-productive environment, and closely linked to local postgraduate programmes in science within sector and national development plans. 
  • Research-support component - Create a favourable environment to develop programmes to train researchers, and in research and innovation activities, with a proper and efficient management system that includes environmental management, quality assurance, and a gender/non-discrimination perspective 

 

 

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