Project PI presented the project in a COP26 conference

The Principal Investigator of the project Nina Laurie, presented the project in the The Critical Role of Arts, Culture, and Heritage in Building Food and Agricultural Resilience conference as part of the COP26 set of conferences.

Date: 06/11/2021

Presentation of preliminary results of thesis students from UDEP participating in the project.

Thesis students of the university of Piura, Alexa Correa, Isabella Zapata and Nohelia Palacios presented their preliminary findings of the research that they are doing regarding the study of the people of Sechura in the context of El Niño phenomenon through vice-royal and republican history. And also regarding the statistical analysis and impacts of the climate variability in the fishing and farming in Sechura.

Date: 02/11/2021

The second phase of the phenomenon with opportunities project was presented by PRISMA

The NGO PRISMA, a partner of the project, through Amanda Valdez and Maria Carmen Palacios presented the second phase of the project at the global challenges forum (GCRF) organized by the University of St Andrews.

Date: 14/10/2021

Farming and fishing in the desert project presentation

Different members of the research team of the¨Farming and fishing in the desert¨ Project presented various parts of the project in the “Changing Livelihoods Global Conversation” webinar organised by the GCRF culture hub with the participation of presenters from St. Andrews, Tanzania and Peru.

Date: 15/07/2021

Presentation of the project Learning history and valuing community assets for an empowering digital curriculum in northern Peru

The project “Learning history and valuing community assets for an empowering digital curriculum in northern Peru” was presented in a ceremony that included the presence of the research group as well as allies from Scotland and Peru.

Date: 19/05/2021

Certificates and diplomas ceremony for members of the Daniel Alcidez Carrión school an quick presentation of the second part of the project.

On March 10, the diplomas and certificates of participation were delivered to the participants of the FENCO 1 project belonging to the Daniel Alcidez Carrion School, this ceremony had the participation of the members of the research team, teachers of the educational Institution and the director of UGEL Sechura. Likewise, there was a quick presentation of the second part of the project that expands on this successful experience.

Date: 10/03/2021

Farming and fishing in the desert project presentation

¨Farming and fishing in the desert¨ Project coordinator presented an overview of the project in the first ‘South-South’ Conversation on Climate Change and Coastal Communities organised by the GCRF Cultural Heritage Hub Project that also featured the presentations of projects in Tanzania and Costa Rica

Date: 03/02/2021

Daniel Alcides Carrion teacher conference presentation

Educational Institution “Daniel Alcides Carrion” teacher Nancy Icanaque presented the storytelling part of the project in an international virtual conference where various successful projects from South America received recognition.

Date: 17/12/2020

Joint Publication

St Andrews University and CIPCA Presented a joint publication based on the project about return migration due to Covid 19 with the participation of the, Farming and fishing on the desert, Principal Investigator Nina Laurie.

Date: 20/10/2020

Presentation to Asociacion Cultural San Jeronimo workshop “Maestros que Innovan, Transforman el Peru”

Daniel Alcides Carrion teacher Nancy Icanaque gave a presentation in the “Teachers that innovate and transform Peru” workshop organised by the San Jeronimo cultural association. The invitation followed the award to Nancy Icanaque of a regional education innovation prize from the Sechura School board (UGEL) for the innovation of a digital on line curriculum on story telling around El Niño for secondary students in the Daniel Alcides Carrión school, which was part of the inter-generational oral history methods in the project.

Date: 01/10/2020

Project PI Nina Laurie presentation for the RGS

Professor Nina Laurie made a presentation for the Royal Geographical Society of current research that has been happening in the north of Peru, she also presented the El Niño project and the parts that conform it along with the work that has been done.

Date: 18/05/2020


  • Laurie, N., Henderson, A. & Morellón Marteles, M.(2015) ‘Questioning el Niño disaster narratives: sediment episodes, archives and community stories from Northern Peru’. Paper presented at the Royal Geographical Society (with the IBG) Annual Conference 1-4th September 2015: London.
  • Laurie N. (2019) ‘Fishing and farming in the desert? Understanding the impact of El Niño on marginal communities in northern Peru’. Poster: St Andrews Global Challenges Forum GCRF Showcase Event.
  • Laurie, N. (2020) ‘Untold stories from northern Peru’​.  Monday Night Lecture Royal Geographical Society: Rural development paths and development assistance: progress in the Asian countryside and threats to rural livelihoods in Peru post-Covid-19​.11th Oct. 2020: RGS: London.