On behalf of UBC Forestry, congratulations to PhD Candidate Andrea Vásquez-Fernández on being the recipient of the Best Student Oral Presentation Award at the 9th FLARE Annual Meeting for her paper, “Negotiating Divergences and Bridging Divides: An Interculturally Respectful Methodology with Amazonian Indigenous Peoples.”
About Andrea Vásquez-Fernández
As a PhD Candidate at UBC Forestry, Andrea’s research interests include making visible marginalized paradigms (ontologies, epistemologies, axiologies, and methodologies) and promoting spaces for self-represented peoples’ voices to influence public policies so they are more contextualized to diverse realities. Specifically, her research focuses on co-creating knowledges to address the issues affecting Asheninka and Yine Indigenous realities in the Peruvian Amazon.
About the FLARE Annual Meeting
The 9th Annual Meeting of the Forests & Livelihoods: Assessment, Research, and Engagement (FLARE) Network was held on October 12-16 in Nairobi, Kenya, making it the first FLARE meeting to be held in Africa and in the Global South. This year’s Annual Meeting theme was “Linking Research and Action for Thriving Forests, Trees, and People,” and it was hosted by CIFOR-ICRAF and the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame.