Sinchi Amazonic Institute of Scientific Research
Sinchi is a Quechua word, meaning plant-knowing knower.
Amazonian Institute for Scientific Research SINCHI
They are an Institution created by Law 99 of 1993, of the National Order, with jurisdiction in the territory of the Colombian Amazon, dedicated to scientific research on environmental issues, linked to the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development.
They exercise functions of scientific authority through the development and execution of research projects, involving aspects of biodiversity, sustainable productive alternatives for the improvement of the quality of life, studies on the processes and dynamics of occupation and generation of georeferenced information of the region.
SINCHI Institute in the Amazon
The Colombian Amazon covers an area of 483,164 km 2 , representing 42.3% of the national continental area (23.3% total Colombia), and 6.8% of all the great Amazonia. It is distributed in the departments of Amazonas, Caquetá, Guaviare, Guainía, Putumayo and Vaupés; In a partial way, they have territory in the Amazon the departments of: Nariño, Cauca, Meta and Vichada. This region characterized by superlatives, related to its biological, cultural, economic, social and environmental diversity, is a challenge for research in search of its sustainability.
They are a high level scientific and technological research entity, committed to generating knowledge, innovation and technology transfer and disseminating information on the biological, social and ecological reality of the Jurisdiction, satisfying in a timely manner the needs and expectations of the communities Of the region, for which they have committed human talent.
Vision 2003 - 2017
In the next 15 years, they will be the best institution of scientific and technological research of environmental character, of high quality and competitiveness, committed with the Amazon region, its actors and the country, to contribute in the processes of sustainable development and to obtain its recognition to National and international level.
The purpose of the SINCHI Amazon Scientific Research Institute is to carry out, coordinate and disseminate high-level scientific studies and research related to the biological, social and ecological reality of the Amazon region. " See more