Climate adaption and disaster risk management in cities of the Andean Region
Funding period: 1 June 2024 – 30 September 2024
Type of funding: International Fellowship
Andrea Carrión holds a Ph.D. in Geography from Carleton University and an MSc in Urban Development from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. She is a Professor in the Department of Government and Public Administration at the Instituto de Altos Estudios Nacionales (IAEN). Currently, she coordinates the Projects and Consulting Unit of the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences FLACSO Ecuador.
Andrea’s academic interests and professional practice revolve around urban development, spatial planning, public policies, climate resilience, political ecology, and the social production of habitat. She emphasizes documenting ‘praxis’, highlighting the differential involvement of multiple actors and everyday processes shaping local governance. Between 2019 and 2021, she coordinated the project ‘Building leadership for Latin American and Caribbean cities in a changing climate’, implemented by FLACSO with support from IDRC.
As a USF International Fellow, Andrea will spend four months working with Dr Julien Rebotier at Transitions Energétiques et Environnementales (TREE) laboratory, a research unit created in 2021 by the National Center for Scientific Research of France (CNRS) and the Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour (UPPA).