INESAD Christmas Party 2013

This year’s Christmas Party was held on the 18th of December in INESAD’s party room. The traditional Christmas games started with a new Flip-the-Tarp game, which the bright people of INESAD solved rather quickly.

Flip-the-Tarp game at the INESAD Chirstmas Party 2013.

Flip-the-Tarp game at the INESAD Chirstmas Party 2013.

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Climate Change Knowledge Sharing Course in Ecuador – October 2013

INESAD received a small grant from IDRC to carry out a Knowledge Sharing course together with CEDA (Centro Ecuatoriano de Derecho Ambiental) in Quito, Ecuador in October 2013. The course was the last of 5 Climate Change Impact Evaluation courses held in Bolivia, Peru, Paraguay and Ecuador during the year 2013. Here is a group photo from the last day of the course, with the 3 trainers, Luis Carlos Jemio, Oscar Molina and Lykke Andersen, as well as participants from CEDA, Grupo Faro, the Ministry of Environment, UN-REDD and various universities:

Group photo from the Knowledge Sharing course on Climate Change Impact Evaluation, Quito, Ecuador, October 2013

Group photo from the Knowledge Sharing course on Climate Change Impact Evaluation, Quito, Ecuador, October 2013

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Climate Change Knowledge Sharing Course in Paraguay – September 2013

INESAD received a small grant from IDRC to carry out a Knowledge Sharing course at CADEP in Asunción, Paraguay in September 2013. The course was a more in-depth version of the Climate Change Impact Evaluation course that we had already held in Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador earlier this year, and included both an on-line part, a traditional course, and research coaching. Here is most of the group and most of the INESAD trainers on the last day of the traditional course:

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Group photo from the Knowledge Sharing course on Climate Change Impacts organized by INESAD and CADEP with guest participants from the Government of Paraguay.

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SimPachamama Press Conference – August 2013

As preparation for the official launch of SimPachamama on the 1st of September 2013, INESAD organized a press conference at Restaurant Vienna in La Paz on the 16th of August 2013. The breakfast meeting was extremely well attended with 32 journalists from 20 different media institutions, including TV, newspapers, radio and magazines.

Dr. Lykke Andersen responding to questions from the press after her presentation.

Dr. Lykke Andersen responding to questions from the press after her presentation.

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INESAD celebrating Bolivia’s Independence Day with Huatia in Alto Ovejuyo

Osvaldo organized a traditional Bolivian huatia (underground barbecue) to celebrate Bolivia’s Independence Day on the 6th of August 2013. Here are some photos courtesy of Ioulia Fenton and Violeta Emilene.

Preparing huatia on Lykke and Osvaldo's land in Alto Ovejuyo

Preparing huatia on Lykke and Osvaldo’s land in Alto Ovejuyo

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INESAD’s anniversary costume party – July 2013

To celebrate INESAD’s 7th anniversary, we organized a costume party at the office on the 15th of July. Ioulia put together a video about the party as an anniversary present to INESAD. Watch it at our new youtube channel.

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INESAD as Zebras for a Day – June 2013

The Municipal Government of La Paz has a great initiative called “Cebras x 1 dia” where they invite institutions to join their efforts on urban education. After having been on the waiting list for almost a year, it was finally INESAD’s turn to participate. Here is the team preparing for the big day.

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The INESAD team preparing for the big day as Zebras.

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2013 Dream Team Dart Tournament

The 9th annual Dream Team Dart Tournament was held at INESAD on the 6th of April 2013.

2013 Dream Team Dart Tournament Group Photo

2013 Dream Team Dart Tournament Group Photo

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Beatriz Muriel Fellow of the Bolivian Academy of Economic Sciences, April 2013

Beatriz Muriel was accepted as Fellow of the Bolivian Academy of Economic Sciences on the 3rd of April 2013 after presenting her thesis of incorporation titled “An Analysis of Firm Characteristics as Earnings Determinants: The Urban Bolivia Case.”

Beatriz Muriel Fellow of the Bolivian Academy of Economic Sciences, 3 April 2013.

Beatriz Muriel Fellow of the Bolivian Academy of Economic Sciences, 3 April 2013.

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Carnaval at INESAD, 2013

Carnaval month at INESAD started with Dia de Compadres (31 January 2013). Thankful for the great Women’s Day organized by the guys at INESAD last year, the girls decided they had to do something special for the guys, so they organized a surprise party with teambuilding games and more.

The first game was a communications game where one part was blind-folded and the other had to lead the pair through a set of obstacles and challenges.

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Here is Fernando Mita reading instructions for his blindfolded partner, Hugo Pablo Rocha:

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