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(UNESCO / Japan Young Researchers' fellowships programme)

María Isabel du Monceau de Bergendal

Beneficiary country: 
Chile
Fellow: 
du Monceau de Bergendal María Isabel Chile Born on 18 March 1969 in Santiago de Chile, Chile maydumonceau@hotmail.com
Country of study: 
Canada
Last degree obtained: 

Last degree obtained University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom: Master of Arts in Environment, Development and Policy (October 1996).

Scholarly work and publications: 

Caso Proyecto Costanera: El Comportamiento del SEIA ante una comunidad que se toma la participación en serio, Revista Ambiente y Desarrollo Vol.XIV N°3, Chile, Septiembre 1998.

Evaluación social y participación ciudadana en el proceso de evaluación de impacto ambiental, Revista Ambiente y Desarrollo Vol. XIV N°1, Chile, Marzo 1998.

Diagnóstico Sociocultural de la comunidad de Punta de Choros, Universidad de la Serena, Chile, 1995.

What the fellow says:

"I was extremely honoured to receive the UNESCO / Keizo Obuchi fellowship. This award was very important to my ability to conduct independent reserach in a controversial field, which demonstrated to me UNESCO's global scope and openess to new challenges. Winning this award brought into me a new enthusiasm and energy for my work that allowed me to widen my view of the research possibilities in interdisciplinary studies, and most importantly, it has given me the time to think critically about the intersection of social science and environmental issues. Thanks to UNESCO's support I was able to learn from the experience of other countries facing similar issues while creating new networks with indigenous communities at home and abroad."