Colombia IHE Delft Academic Research Partnership
The Ambassador of Colombia to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, H.E. Mr Fernando Antonio Grillo Rubiano, accompanied by Professor Leonardo Alfonso, Coordinator for Colombia at the IHE, and Laura Sánchez, Second Secretary of the Embassy, held a meeting in Delft with the Rector of the IHE Delft Institute, Eddy Moors.
The purpose of the meeting was to celebrate IHE Delft’s ties with Colombia, and highlight the results achieved by IHE in water diplomacy, and management of water resources in Colombia.
The Colombian Ambassador, Fernando Grillo, stated that the Government of Colombia values joint research initiatives, such as the course held in January 2021, on ‘Computer tools and citizen science to improve measurements of water sustainability and food security’ organized by IHE Delft and the Julio Garavito Colombian School of Engineering, with financial support from the Netherlands, through Nuffic and its Orange Knowledge Program (OKP).
For his part, the Rector of the IHE, Eddy Moors, indicated the interest in strengthening current alliances, such as the Memorandum of Understanding “Academic Research Partnership” between Colombia and the Netherlands; as well as in deepening the work of IHE Delf in education for Sustainable Management of Water and Food Production in Latin America.
The meeting concluded with the commitment to work together to further consolidate the links between the IHE Delf Institute and Colombia through the possible development of joint research and academic programs.