Fellowship period: 1 February - 30 April 2021
Topic: A comparative analysis of cost and benefit distribution of transboundary hydropower plants.
Cecilia Llamosas works in the intersection between academia and policy. She directs the Energy Policy Lab at the University of Asunción, and is currently a PhD Researcher at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex. Her research focus is on the security and justice dimensions of transnational hydropower.
She is the youngest member of the Advisory Committee on the Negotiation of the Itaipú Treaty to the Paraguayan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and coordinates the Policy Formulation process of a national initiative to develop a Strategic Agenda for Energy and Development, led by the University of Asuncion, CRECE -a think tank she co-founded, and Itaipu, the binationally owned enterprise that operates the largest transboundary dam in the world.
Cecilia was a Blue Book Trainee at the European Commission (DG MOVE) and has acted as a consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), CAF and government institutions in Uruguay and Paraguay in Energy and Transport Policy. She specialised in Energy Systems in Germany and the United States and holds a Masters degree from the Leuphana University in Lüneburg, where she was a DAAD - Helmut Schmidt scholar.