INNOVA /PromotINg research MaNagement at Higher EducatiOn Institutions in BoliVia and PAraguay /


The main objective of the INNOVA project is to improve the research management of Higher Education Institutions in Bolivia and Paraguay, with a specific focus on Climate Change. It is considered that the current situation calls urgently for effective formulation of legal and policy frameworks to articulate R&D actions at HE systemic level.

To achieve this main goal, INNOVA project intends to implement two specific objectives:

  • Firstly, development and consolidation of Research & Innovation policies in Bolivia and Paraguay, with a specific focus on Climate Change, to meet international standards.
  • Secondly, setting-up of an innovative Forward-Looking Platform to orientate coordinated and sustainable policymaking in the field of research management in Bolivia and Paraguay, drawing upon foresight methods.


Makhabbat Ramazanova

(technical coordinator)

Helena Albuquerque

(administrative coordinator)

Isabel Freitas

Fátima Matos da Silva

Jorge Marques

Luís Miguel Pacheco


European Partners

Expected Results

  • Comparative study on research practices and policies in HE and Climate Change;
  • Training programme to transfer skills, knowledge, and capacities for R&D+i management,
  • Creating a network to promote the start-up of a shared programme between regions on R&D+i management;
  • Modernization, updating and endowment of Research units to consolidate their role in the HEI’s,
  • Multiplying effect and creating sustainability from the visual identity of the project.

Expected Impacts

  • Systemic impact: Inclusion of INNOVA policy recommendations within the legal frameworks for R&D&I in Bolivia and Paraguay;
  • Provision of improved R&D support services for researchers in higher education;
  • Promotion of multidisciplinary research on Climate Change issues at HE level, with special emphasis on Bolivia and Paraguay.
  • Enhancing research partnership and academic collaboration between partner universities.

Funding Program

European Union, Erasmus + KA2 – Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices, Capacity Building in the field of Higher Education


36 months, November 2020 – October 2023

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