Newton Fund interested in supporting valuable scientific research in Ancash

T he Newton Fund, so states the website of the British Council, promotes the economic development and welfare in partnering countries, through science and innovation partnerships. It aims to strengthen science and innovation capacity and unlock further funding to support poverty alleviation. It is managed by UK’s Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and Peru was recently designated by the Government of the United Kingdom as a new potential beneficiary country. The Newton Fund was launched in 2014 and funding covers activities in the categories of people, research and translation.

A couple of days ago, a British delegation of the Newton Fund visited, together with the experts of the National Institute of Research in Glaciers and Mountain Ecosystems (INAIGEM) the Palcacocha Lake, the Research Centre for Mountain Ecosystems of Catac and pine plantations in Tayacoto in the Peasant Community of the Cahuide-district of Independencia. The visit to the aforementioned places had as objective to verify the risk situation of the glaciers and of the Lake Palcacocha, as well as to announce some progress on the investigations of glaciers and mountain ecosystems by the INAIGEM.

Gabriel Real de Azua, communications manager at the British Embassy, said he was impressed after knowing the lakes, glaciers and ecosystems in Ancash:¨It was a fascinating and an unforgettable experience for the British delegation,¨ he said. He also congratulated the INAIGEM for involving the communities in the research that it carries out, which is a requirement for its sustainability. Real de Azúa additionally stated that he will collaborate so that the Newton Fund can support scientists and resources necessary to realise research in Ancash on such topics as glacier risks, water resource management, recovery and the conservation of mountain ecosystems. By doing so this could minimise the negative effects of climate change.

One Response to “Newton Fund interested in supporting valuable scientific research in Ancash” Subscribe

  1. Steven Sevillano March 9, 2017 at 09:48 #

    Existe algun link para ver los detayes de estos fondos? para aplicar a ellos? Seria bueno que se promueva mas investigaciones entre las misma comunidad peruana en cooperacion internacional.

Leave a Reply

*

Sport Ancash F.C. celebrating 50th anniversary and appoints new Argentinian manager

Founded on April the 22nd, 1967 under the name Club Deportivo Comunitario Laboral Sport Áncash, the teams faces another year […]

Appearance of controversial flyers promoting activities at Hatun Machay raise questions

The Huaraz Telegraph was shown some surprising flyers of Hatun Machay that were displayed inside a couple of tourist shops […]

Tourists come to Huarmey to help flood victims and get assaulted in hotel

Imagine that you´re on a holiday in a country that is struck by natural disasters and you´re offering voluntarily your […]

Airline LC Perú will have to drop their fares dramatically

On the 9th of May, low-cost airline Viva Air Peru will inaugurate its services on Peruvian soil, directing its first […]

Víctor Rimac: ¨Heavy rainfall in Huaraz will favour mountaineering season later this year¨

Our newspaper spoke with Peru´s hottest prospect in mountaineering, Víctor Rimac Trejo and we were informed about his new mission. […]

Remodeled National Museum of Chavín to reopen its doors next week

The Decentralised Department of Culture of Ancash (DDC) has informed that the great National Museum of Chavin will reopen its […]

Five years ago on this day, The Huaraz Telegraph was launched

On April the 4th, the very first edition of The Huaraz Telegraph was launched. The initiative was applauded by Carlos […]

Overnight bus transportation between Huaraz and Lima reestablished

Our newspaper was informed this morning that Linea, Oltursa, Cruz del Sur and Movil Tours are selling overnight bus trips […]

I have planned and booked my trip to Peru, can I still visit Huaraz?

Not only The Huaraz Telegraph gets contacted daily by worried tourists, but also the many agencies and hotels in town, […]

Passengers on flights between Huaraz and Lima have increased about 30%

The editor of The Huaraz Telegraph went to the Airport Comandante FAP Germán Arias Graziani last Saturday to see if […]

Liverpudlian cycles past huaicos, rockfalls and mudslides from Barranca to Huaraz

The following is the story of Gary Quinn (59) from Liverpool, England, who put his bicycle on a bus in […]

Road to Lima partially open again, new warning of heavy rains

Yesterday, at 10:30 a.m. the road towards Lima was opened again but in a restricted manner, allowing the passage of […]

Peruvian Mountain Guide Association to lead international rescue course in Mexico

The Mountain Guide Association of Peru (AGMP) will lead and organise a mountaineering and rescue course in Puebla – Mexico. […]

Australian tourists express gratitude for helpful airlift to Lima

The Huaraz Telegraph has been contacted the past week by many people who are wondering what the situation in Huaraz […]

Road towards Huaraz interrupted again, local tourism entrepreneurs getting worried

The road between Huaraz and Lima is broken up again due to heavy rainfall in the areas of  Chasquitambo and […]

28 people in Ancash killed by mudslides and effects of heavy rains

According to an official report delivered by the Regional Government of Ancash and the Center of Emergency Operations (COER) Ancash, […]

Limited bus transport between Lima and Huaraz possible from tomorrow

Great news for the many tourists and Peruvians that are stuck in Huaraz. A quick round along some of the […]

Update on situation in Huaraz; still inaccessible but 60 people got shipped out

The Huaraz Telegraph was informed that approximately 60 people boarded a Police-owned aircraft to be taken to the nation`s capital. […]