It aims at contributing to the discussions and knowledge on how research outcomes can impact policy making, best practices on this and barriers. During the event, panelist will share examples from Newton Fund projects in Latin America that have had an impact by providing evidence for designing/modifying/changing/implementing better public policies.


This virtual conference was organized by the UK Embassy and the British Council in Peru. It is addressed at a wider community of scientists, researchers, policy makers and private sector. The event will be English.

Some of the questions that will be addressed are:

  • What are the main barriers and opportunities to do science in the region of Latin America?
  • What are the main barriers for scientific knowledge to inform public policy?
  • What good practices exist in this regard?
  • What lessons exist in international collaboration to generate knowledge?


  • Peter Cozens is Lead for Latin America, Science and Innovation at Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) of the UK and is a graduate from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
  • Emma Baker is Global Evaluation Manager for the British Council Science portfolio. She is also Director of the UK Evaluation Society, Emma is committed to building research and evaluation capacity and enjoys promoting and developing evaluation practice. She is currently studying for an MSc in Social Research.
  • Liliana Carral is Head of Monitoring, Evaluation & Reporting for the Americas Region with the British Council, she was previously the Head of the Newton Fund in Mexico. She is a graduate from the University of Liverpool and Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla.