Londono-Escudero, Carolina

Research Intern
Biographical Statement 

Carolina Londono-Escudero is a virtual research intern at UNU-CRIS. She holds a bachelor's degree in Law, where she participated in the legal clinic focused on analysing environmental problems. She received academic formation regarding international and national environmental laws and policies and studied resettlement processes for communities living in high-risk areas in Medellin, Colombia. Carolina holds a master's degree in Urban and Regional Studies and a second master's in Sustainable development.

She has participated in research groups that merge environmental, legal, and human rights aspects. She participated as a research assistant in the Observatory of Mobility and Resettlement at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, focusing on assessing institutional and legal failures during the resettlement processes. In 2021, she finished her master's in Sustainable Development, where she graduated with a thesis on water governance in Catalonia, Spain. This Thesis analyses multilevel governance to promote alternative water management in the Segre Rialb region (Catalonia). She studied stakeholders' interactions, water management policies, and institutional arrangements.

She has been involved in several research events having the opportunity to publish her research results about territorial dynamics and human rights. This year she worked on an article regarding sustainable and human development. She participated in the Human Development and Capability Approach congress in Antwerp, talking about the institutional evolution of water management in Spain and its relation to human well-being.

At UNU-CRIS, Carolina will work under the supervision of Philippe De Lombaerde and Nidhi Nagabhatla and she will be part of the Nature, Climate, and Health Cluster for a period of six months.