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LA-ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation, and Dialogue in Latin America   printer-friendly-version
Program: Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information Access
Award Number: P337A090002
Grant Period: 10/01/2009 - 09/30/2012
World Area: Latin America
Funding:
2009:  $374,082
2010:  $187,041
Total:  $561,123
Institution: University of New Mexico
Project Director: Susan Tiano
MSC01 1247, 1 University of New Mexico
1700 Lomas Blvd. NE, Suite 220
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131
Tel: 5052772961
Fax: 5052775989
Email: stiano@unm.edu
Web: laii.unm.edu
 
Abstract:
The LA-ENERGAIA project proposes to collect, translate, analyze, and disseminate information about energy policy, regulation, and dialogue in Latin America. This will include government policies, international treaties, and other issues regarding energy policy with respect to natural resources, as well as alternative and renewable sources of energy. Our focus will encompass regional and international energy policies and their economic and social impact. While Spanish and Portuguese materials will be collected, particular attention will be given to the single largest transnational indigenous group in the hemisphere – the Quechua speaking population of Bolivia, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Peru and Argentina.
The project will use sophisticated, technological solutions to build an easy to use knowledge base that will be available to educational, research, and policy-oriented interests in the United States, Latin America, and the world at large. Our three project objectives are to 1) create a collection of existing materials, 2) produce new, value-added services and products, and 3) engage in project outreach and dissemination. Project products and services will include: 1) a daily, interactive, current awareness service on energy issues ENERGAIA-L; 2) an original, analytical newsletter NotiEn, produced monthly; 3) an institutional repository UNMDSpace that will hold the Latin American energy policy collections, which will include multimedia materials in various languages with English language metadata; 4) an English language energy policy portal LAKH-EN; 5) an educational database RETANet for educators to create and share educational materials regarding energy issues; 6) LA-ENERGAIA Community Portal with national virtual communities-of-practice (VcoP) for collaboration; and 7) a Latin American energy policy conference with experts on issues regarding energy policy formulation, education, renewable and alternative sources of energy, and impacts on indigenous peoples.
 
Languages: Countries:
Brazilian Portuguese
Quechua
Quichua (Quichua: Ecuadorian/Colombian)
Spanish
Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Ecuador
El Salvador
Honduras
Mexico
Nicaragua
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
United States of America
Venezuela
 
Disciplines: Subjects:
Anthropology
Area studies
Biological/life sciences
Ecology/natural resources
History
International/area studies
Public policy
Sociology
Area Studies
Dissemination
Interdisciplinary Studies
K-12 Teacher Education
Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL)
Multidisciplinary Studies
 
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