Marcela Velasco

Marcela Velasco

Colombia
Fellow Year: 
2011 - 2012
Cohort
3
About Marcela Velasco

Marcela is on the faculty of the Department of Political Science, CSU. She will research the environmental governability practices of marginalized ethnic populations in Colombia, and will encourage training and field exchanges between an indigenous group recovering 1,300 hectares of deforested land in Cristianía (Antioquia) and a riparian Afro-Colombian community trying to protect its river in Anchicayá (Valle). Her fellowship project will support Jenzera, an inter- ethnic and multidisciplinary organization developing training activities aimed at increasing ethno- territorial governance by addressing issues of conflict over land and natural resources.