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Melani Pelaez Jara

Chair of Sustainability Governance

Melanie Pelaez

Institute of Environmental Social Sciences and Geography
Tennenbacher Str. 4
D-79106 Freiburg

Telephone: 0761 203 96846

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Research Interests   |   Professional Experience   |   Education   |   Publications

 

Research Interests

 

  • Environmental policy

  • Global governance and sustainability governance

  • Climate change adaptation and risk policy

  • Science-Policy Interface, Science & Technology Studies

  • International relations and cooperation

  • Latin America, Ecuador

 

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Professional Experience

 

11.2016 – 05.2018:

  • Researcher at the Chair of Sustainability Governance

Project: Flood Adapt

07.2014 – 09.2016:

  • Consultancy and research – i.a. with GIZ GmbH

Topics: Global Governance, International cooperation instruments, Latin America

07.2014 – 02.2015:

  • Associate Researcher – Grupo Faro, Quito, Ecuador

Study on Climate Change International Finance for Ecuador, in coordination with the Climate Change Finance Group for Latin America and the Caribbean (GFLAC). 

01.2014 -06.2014:

  • Junior Project Manager, GIZ GmbH

Coordination of the international publication „Global Funds and Networks: Narrowing the Gap between Global Policies and National Implementation”. Development of the concept and coordination in close collaboration with the Mexican Instituto Mora, and Nomos Verlag.

05.2013-11.2013:

  • Intern, GIZ GmbH

Project: „Global Mechanisms: Networks and Funds“. 

07.2011-10.2011:

  • Intern, UNEP –DTIE, Paris, France

Project: Eco-labelling: Enabling Developing Countries Seize Eco-labelling Opportunities.

09.2008-07.2010:

  • Analyst, CORPEI, Ecuador

 

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Education 

Since October 2016:

  • Doctoral candidate at the Chair of Sustainability Governance

Dissertation topic: Science-Policy- Society Interactions in Environmental Risk and Adaptation Policymaking: Evidence from Latin America and Europe (provisional title)

Doctoral scholarship Heinrich-Böll Foundation – Cluster Transformation Research

09.2010-03.2013:

  • M.Sc. Environmental Governance at Albert-Ludwigs- Universität Freiburg.

 

09.2010-03.2013:

  • Foreign Trade and International Relations Specialization Diploma, FLACSO, Ecuador.

 

09.2004-01.2009:

  • B.A. International Relations and Business, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador (PUCE), Quito.

 

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Publications

 

  • Morales M., Peláez Jara, M. (2017). Extractive Industries and Knowledge Sharing: Experiences from Ecuador through the experts' network Evidence and Lessons from Latin America (ELLA). In C. Ayala-Martínez, U. Müller (Eds.), Towards Horizontal Cooperation and Multi-Partner Collaboration: Knowledge Sharing and Development Cooperation in Latin America and the Caribbean (pp. 95-112). Baden-Baden: Nomos
  • Lázaro Rüther, L., Peláez Jara, M. (2015). Exploring International Development Cooperation Funds – International Experiences on Governance and Design of Funds. Eschborn-Bonn: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.
  • Peláez Jara, M., Herrera, J. (2014). Financiamiento Internacional para el Cambio Climático en Ecuador. Grupo FARO & Grupo de Financiamiento Climático LAC (GFLAC). Accesible via http://gflac.org/pdf/faro.pdf
  • Lázaro Rüther, L., Müller, U., & Peláez Jara, M. (2014). Cooperation with Global Funds. In L. Lázaro Rüther, C. Ayala Martínez, & U. Müller (Eds.), Global Funds and Networks: Narrowing the Gap between Global Policies and National Implementation (pp. 103-125). Baden-Baden: Nomos
  • Lázaro Rüther, L., Müller, U., & Peláez Jara, M. (2014). Cooperation with Global Networks. In L. Lázaro Rüther, C. Ayala Martínez, & U. Müller (Eds.), Global Funds and Networks: Narrowing the Gap between Global Policies and National Implementation (pp. 127-155). Baden-Baden: Nomos
  • Peláez Jara, M., (2014). The Creation of the Common Code for the Coffee Community and the 4C Association. In L. Lázaro Rüther, C. Ayala Martínez, & U. Müller (Eds.), Global Funds and Networks: Narrowing the Gap between Global Policies and National Implementation (pp. 221- 236). Baden-Baden: Nomos

 

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