On November 3rd, 2022, we invited Ana Burgos (Autonomous University of Mexico, UNAM) to shed light on the connection between rural development and transdisciplinary research. Ana's research include sustainable rural development and rural innovation based on complex thinking and the systems approach to promote change in disadvantaged rural territories.
In her presentation about her research, she explained rural change in Latin America and emphasized why and how transdisciplinary research can be beneficial and meaningful. Together with the participants we reflected on how transdisciplinarity can contribute to a sustainable rural development – based on co-design and co-creation. We thank Ana for her valuable insights and all the participants for our lively discussion. Find Ana's input on the importance of transdisciplinary research with regard to sustainable rural development above.
Ana L. Burgos is a Full Researcher at the Research Centre in Environmental Geography of the National Autonomous University of Mexico in Morelia (UNAM). Also, she is a co-founder of the Rural Innovation Network of Latin America that unites 32 researchers from Mexico, Colombia, Argentina and Germany. Her specialty is hydrology, water security and watershed management with emphasis on rural dry areas. Her research lines include sustainable rural development and rural innovation based on complex thinking and the systems approach to promote change in disadvantaged rural territories. Ana actively promotes scientific work commited to society, mainly in rural communities, using the principles of Transdisciplinary Research. (More about Ana Burgos).