The BRIDGE Project Community of Practice was established during the International Workshop in April 2017, and it is composed by stakeholders of the public and private sectors, including academics, policy-makers and members of the civil society in the areas of Energy, Water, Agriculture and Conservation.
During the Workshop Engagement activities, the BRIDGE Project researchers have explained to the members of the Community of Practice the type of modelling and law and policy work being conducted on the Nexus in Brazil (identification of work, research institutions, and relevant contacts in government/private sector/civil society), the projected windows of opportunity as understood by our Brazilian colleagues and other stakeholders, and the channels for both collaboration and impact. The attendees were separated in 4 groups, according to their expertise in the areas of Water, Energy, Food and Conservation.
In each small group session the participants were encouraged to share their ideas about the interconnections between their groups sector and the others in Brazil, followed by the presentation of the summary of the ideas discussed to all the participants. The Community of Practice has played a key role in the identification of the most relevant Water-Energy-Food Nexus issues in Brazil.
The BRIDGE researchers will consult the Community of Practice for information and further discussions related to the most relevant Water-Energy-Food Nexus issues in Brazil and potential collaborations to strengthen the resilience of Brazil to global economic and environmental change.
Members of the Community of Practice
Aleix Altimiras Martin, UNICAMP
Professor at the Department of Scientific and Technological Politics
Gisele Mazon, UNISUL
PhD in Tourism and Business Management (Itajaí – UNIVALI), Lecturer, research topics: dynamic capacities in organizations processes for environmental adaptations
Marcos José de Abreu (Marquito), Câmara de Vereadores de Florianópolis – SC
Agronomist engineer holding a Master Degree in agro-ecosystems (UFSC), councilman (PSOL party). Areas of interests: food security and nutrition and agro-ecology in the rural and urban contexts.
Rachel Faverzani Magnago, UNISUL
PhD in Organic Chemistry (UFSC), Lecturer of the undergraduate courses in Engineering and postgraduate studies in Environmental Sciences, research topics: the interlocution between chemistry and engineering, with emphasis on synthesis of liquid crystals, and the development of new materials from waste production processes. Collaborator of the Research Group Science, Technology and Innovation in Materials (CTIM).
Ricardo Barcelos, SENAC/SC
Lecturer, research topics: production processes and responsible consumption for sustainable supply chain
Rodrigo de Freitas, Unisul
PhD in Environment and Society, Lecturer of Fishing Biology and coordinator of the GRUC – Grupo de Pesquisa em Conservação de Recursos Naturais de Uso Comum (https://grucunisul.blogspot.com.br) and Colaborator of the CGCommons – Grupo de Pesquisa em Conservação e Gestão de Recursos de Uso Comum (NEPAM/UNICAMP)
Samuel Borges Barbosa, Unisul
PhD in Engineering of Production (UFSC), Lecturer and Researcher, research topics: development of products, public transport services management and sustainability.
Member of the GEPPS – Grupo de Engenharia de Produtos, Processos e Serviços (GEPPS/UFSC), and GREENS – Grupo de Pesquisa de Eficiência Energética e Sustentabilidade (GREENS/UNISUL); Collaborator of LINKS 2015 and BRIDGE.
Tayse Valdira Vieira, UNISUL
Academic staff of the Innovator Professors Programme from the Teaching, Research and Extension Division