The project presented the results of the comparative study of socio-emotional conditions in the return to school in Sechura and Chulucanas.

The project presented the comparative study of socio-emotional conditions for the return to school of students from selected educational institutions in the area of the Local Education Management Unit Chulucanas and Sechura, the presentation was attended by various authorities as well as the directors of the Local Education Management Unit of Chulucanas and Sechura.

Date: 25/08/2022

The Principal Investigator of the project Nina Laurie presented for the Scottish Fisheries Museum.

The project PI Nina Laurie made a presentation for the “When It Rains, We Harvest” exhibition in the Scottish Fisheries Museum where she presented a summary of the activities done by the “Phenomenon with opportunities” project

Date: 21/06/2022

Socialisation of FENCO project results in Sechura.

Members of the project research team Iván Gomez and Evelyn Inguil shared the results of the FENCO project in the villages of Mala Vida and Cerritos, this presentation was carried out with the support of UDEP through Isabella Zapata with the support of Engineer Rodolfo Rodrigues and Roxana Fernández.

Date: 19/05/2022

Workshop on Strengthening Competences in Contextualised Learning Projects

The Phenomenon with Opportunities project held a workshop with the objective of socialising the integrated learning projects and digital resources on the El Niño phenomenon that the project developed and implemented in the Daniel Alcides Carrión school, with teachers belonging to the UGEL Sechura.

Date: 12/05/2022

Virtual Fair “Reconstructing the ancestral knowledge of my community”.

The virtual fair “Reconstructing the knowledge of my community” was carried out in the framework of the project “Phenomenon with opportunities” where students and teachers of the Daniel Alcides Carrión school presented the projects they designed to take advantage of the El Niño phenomenon.

Date: 10/12/2021

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

The Foundation for the Agricultural Development (FDA), a partner of the project, presented its final report on the work carried out in the framework of the activities developed by the project “Fisheries and Agriculture in the Desert”.

Date: 26/09/2021

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 and a project partner 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

Presentation by a teacher from IE Daniel Alcides Carrión as part of the activities carried out as a winner of the National Competition for Educational Innovation Projects 2020.

The teacher of the Daniel Alcides Carrion Educational Institution, Nancy Icanaque, presented the oral histories part of the project at an international virtual conference where several successful projects from South America received recognition, this because she was the winner of the National Contest of Educational Innovation Projects 2020.

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.