We are pleased to announce EGAP's (Evidence in Governance & Politics) first regional Hub has been established in Latin America in alliance with Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. This Hub is led by an advisory committee including EGAP members Andrés Moya and Leopoldo Fergusson, with the support of Program Officer Mónica Aldana.
EGAP seeks to expand its capacity for global research exchange through the establishment of regional hubs. Under this model, EGAP’s activities will allow for locally rooted scholars to identify local priorities, set the research agenda, share knowledge and foster collaboration across regions. EGAP has developed partnerships with universities over the past decade to co-host regionally focused events, including EGAP meetings, policy forums, and Learning Days workshops.
The regional hubs are a way to institutionalize such activities, and will serve two functions: 1) replicate EGAP’s global work on a regional level in order to make EGAP’s model of collaborative research available to more participants; 2) function as hubs for interregional exchange. In conjunction with EGAP headquarters, the regional hubs will coordinate and facilitate exchange across multiple regions.
The regional hubs will focus on thematic topics of interest as a focal point for activities, both within and across regions. Possible research agendas will focus on migration and displacement, adaptation to climate change, policing reform, and polarization.