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Published the first call open to international researchers to support scientific expeditions in the Amazon region

Forest river
Teles Pires River.

The National Council to State Funding Agencies (CONFAP), the National Council of Secretaries for Science, Technology and Innovation Affairs (CONSECTI) and the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) of Brazil are promoting an unprecedented call to support scientific expeditions in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest.

The Italian Embassy in Brasilia supports and encourages the dissemination of the call, which is part of the “Amazons+10” initiative aimed at supporting research and technological innovation in the lesser-known areas of the Brazilian Amazon. The call is the first of its kind to be also open to foreign research institutions, thus promoting scientific collaboration at an international level.

The call also includes the involvement of at least one Indigenous Peoples, Quilombolas and Traditional Communities member who holds traditional knowledge related to the territory.

The University of Turin was the first research institution at the international level to express its interest in the initiative, signing a memorandum of understanding with the Brazilian National Council to State Funding Agencies (CONFAP).

Institutions interested in the call for proposals may express their interest to participate by 31 December 2023 and then submit research projects in one of the following areas indicated in the call (understanding Amazonian habitats and their species; studying biodiversity as a source of livelihood and potential for bioeconomy; preservation and restoration of natural capital; studies of the tangible and intangible heritage of ancestral, indigenous and traditional peoples and associated knowledge, ethnographies; documentation and preservation of indigenous Amazonian languages and associated knowledge systems; studies on the sustainable use of natural resources, institutional arrangements for conservation, and territorial dynamics of indigenous and traditional peoples; integration of data collected in the field with emerging technologies).

 

Link to the Call for Proposals: https://innovitalia.esteri.it/AJAXMediaGallery/GetAllegatoStream/c5e6bff9-8c88-4361-b8ea-e8651319fd54

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