Essays about: "Ecuador"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 73 essays containing the word Ecuador.

  1. 1. WRF-Chem vs machine learning approach to predict air quality in urban complex terrains: a comparative study

    University essay from Högskolan Dalarna/Mikrodataanalys

    Author : Andrey Kudryashov; [2020]
    Keywords : Machine learning; WRF-Chem; comparative study; air quality;

    Abstract : Air pollution is the main environmental health issues that affects all the regions and causes millions premature deaths every year. In order to take any preventive measures, we need the ability to predict pollution level and air quality. This task is conventionally solved using deterministic models. READ MORE

  2. 2. Internationalization of Financial Technology Start-ups (Fintechs) : Evidence from Ecuadorian case studies

    University essay from Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för marknadsföring (MF)

    Author : Katherine Estefania Monroy Zambrano; [2020]
    Keywords : Internationalization; FinTech; finance; technology; Ecuador; Latin America; emerging markets; born-digital firms;

    Abstract : In the past decade, the financial industry has been criticized to lack a faster digital transformation to provide more efficient services, where FinTech (a neologism generated from the contraction of “(Fin)ancial” and “(Tech)nology”) start-ups or fintechs represent a paradigm shift to reinvent the industry. FinTech is gaining attention in multiple academic disciplines, however, it was found that it has been neglected from the international business discipline to understand the internationalization process of fintechs. READ MORE

  3. 3. Unlocking liberation : a study on critical pedagogy projects with Saraguro women, Ecuador

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för kulturgeografi och ekonomisk geografi; Lunds universitet/LUMID International Master programme in applied International Development and Management

    Author : Anna Hedin; [2020]
    Keywords : Critical pedagogy; Conscientisation; Praxis; Liberation; Saraguro; Paulo Freire; Mujerista theory; Alternative development; Participatory development; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : How can critical pedagogy (CP) further Indigenous women’s sociopolitical agency and liberation? This case study is engaging with a CP project conducted by the Ecuadorian NGO GAMMA with Indigenous Saraguro women. Given its methodological approach, the project represents an interesting case for looking into alternatives to top-down and technocratic capacity building approaches within mainstream development. READ MORE

  4. 4. Experiencing and responding to climate change in the Andes : campesino experiences with – and Responses to – changes in the climate in the Andean highlands of Southern Ecuador

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Urban and Rural Development

    Author : Noortje Wauben; [2020]
    Keywords : climate change; values; Andes; Ecuador; Campesinos; perception; knowledge; response;

    Abstract : Climate change poses a significant challenge to society, in particular as it constitutes a threat to food security. Considering Andean campesinos are heavily affected by changes in the climate and substantially contribute to the food security of the larger Andean population, it is crucial to investigate their experiences with – and (undertaken and proposed) responses to – changes in the climate. READ MORE

  5. 5. Defining Nature: Who’s Talking? The concept of nature in legal cases with Rights of Nature in Ecuador : a frame/framing analysis of interpretations of nature, underlying factors and recommended actions

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Urban and Rural Development

    Author : Laura Elisabeth Wolf; [2019]
    Keywords : rights of nature; Ecuador; framing; frames; nature; Ecuadorian constitutional court; defining nature; social constructivism;

    Abstract : Since 2008, the Ecuadorian constitution grants intrinsic rights to nature. However, scholars highlight the stark contrast between the intended philosophy of rights of nature (RoN) and its implementation. The concept of “nature” in the constitution is left relatively undefined, hence open for interpretation of any actor in court. READ MORE