Knowledge Platform on Participative Policy Coherence for Development
GAMMA-UL Chair for Regional Integration and Sustainability
The GAMMA UL-Chair on Regional Integration and Sustainability is responsible for coordinating the research on policy coherence for development which is central to this I-GAMMA project funded by the Mexican Science Foundation, CONACYT. In addition to the research conducted on sustainable development policy-making, the Chair works with coordinators of other branches of the project in order to contribute to the program’s impacts on civil society, governmental decision-making, and capacity-building and training. It will also help the program coordinators to reinforce science-policy coherence by focusing on how information is collected and utilized by academics and decision-makers. The Chair was established in August 2018 for an initial period of five years through an inter-institutional agreement between the Instituto de Ecología, AC (INECOL) and the University of Luxembourg.
The I-GAMMA Program pursues the following objectives: 1) it generates new data on ecosystem integrity in Mexico through the use of innovative technologies (satellites, sensors, etc.) and quantitative analysis, 2) it integrates machine learning and big data analysis into sustainable development decision-making with the goal of promoting policy coherence for development. In addition to research, the program aims to contribute to environmental management through INECOL’s formal collaboration with Mexican government institutions such as CONABIO (National Commission for Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity), CONAFOR (National Forestry Commission), CONANP (National Commission for Protected Areas) and other conservation organizations in partnership with the Mexican Fund for the Conservation of Nature, the CONACyT thematic network on Socio-ecosystems and Sustainability as well as various State governments (such as Veracruz, Guanajuato and Aguascalientes), 3) it contributes to Mexico’s Special Science, Technology and Innovation Program (PECITI), 4) it harnesses and enhances the capacities generated in the environmental and social fields, for the design, linkage, monitoring and evaluation of development plans and programs, oriented to the sustainability, maintaining ecological integrity and contributing to environmental justice, and 4) offers advanced conceptual and methodological training in the field of sustainable development.
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