IV. Meeting of Colombian, Peruvian and Ecuadorian scientists and researchers

Migrants are bridge builders between their home countries and the countries where they live and work. With their expertise, ideas, experiences and contacts they promote important changes and contribute to the sustainable development of their countries of origin. Many migrants work in academic and scientific field, facilitating the exchange of knowledge between different countries. A good number of migrants will eventually decide to return temporarily or permanently to their countries of origin and make their knowledge available to local organizations.

Information Seminar

  • 20-22 September 2019 in Göttingen


By e-mail to:
Colombia: monica.gutierrez@giz.de
Ecuador: daniela.rosero@giz.de
Peru: jose.encinas@giz.de
Please enter " IV. Meeting of Colombian, Peruvian and Ecuadorian scientists and researchers " in the subject line, attach your current CV by September 7th, 2019 at the latest.

Exchange of knowledge for the development of Colombia, Ecuador and Peru

We, the Center for International Migration and Development (CIM), support this commitment of migrants because we believe in the potential of migration for sustainable development. CIM is a working group of the GIZ and the Federal Employment Agency (BA) with more than 35 years of experience in development policy and in the international labor market.

If you would like to know our work to support measures for experts and scientists of Ecuadorian, Colombian and Peruvian diaspora, you are welcome in our fourth meeting of scientists and researchers who are doing their PhD in Germany or who are involved in research projects.

In our event, you will be informed about possibilities to support your commitment to the development of your countries of origin and the exchange of knowledge between Germany, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. You will also have the opportunity to get in touch with professionals from various fields of knowledge, who are interested in creating cooperation networks to support projects in the region.

When: Friday, September 21, 2018 from 9 am to 5pm.
Where: Göttingen (exact location will be communicated later)
Topics: Cooperation with the Ecuadorian, Colombian and Peruvian Diaspora, support for returnees, short-term experts and internships in Ecuador, Colombia and Peru

We will refund the transport costs and the accommodation will be organized and refunded by us.
The event will be held in Spanish.

We will evaluate your application by September 10th, 2019. You will either receive a detailed invitation (program included), or be turned down.  Please understand that as our places are limited and therefore a selection has to be made.