Guzman, Jairo

Doctoral Researcher

  • Jairo Guzman
    UNU-FLORES, Ammonstrasse 74, Dresden, 01067, Germany

    Research Interests

    • Agricultural Development & Geo-information for Agriculture & Natural Resources
    • Application of remote sensing to socio-economic issues
    • Business development
    • Peacekeeping


    • MSc, Landscape Ecology, University of Hohenheim, Germany (2020)
    • BBA, Business Administration, Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia, Colombia (2016)


    • Peacekeeping and Environmental Operations Planning Officer - Senior Instructor of CFHBD-DA, Colombian Ministry of Defense
    • Senior Research Assistant, Universität Hohenheim, Germany
    • Academic Intern and Consultant, SMART-WaterDomain Team, UNU-FLORES

    Biographical Statement

    Jairo Guzman has been a Doctoral Researcher at UNU-FLORES since 2021. Before, he was an academic intern and consultant for the SMART-WaterDomain project at UNU-FLORES, providing technical research based on geographic information systems (GIS), and implementing research projects in Colombia. His previous work experience in Colombia includes multiple projects on environmental conservation, economic growth, and peacebuilding in the Amazon basin from 2006 to 2015. In cooperation with the UN Security Council, he served as a senior instructor, for the Colombian peacebuilding operations during the peace agreement with the Farc in 2016.

    Currently, his research is focused on supporting the national government to foster climate-smart agriculture systems, and the promotion of sustainable urban and peri-urban agriculture to boost socioeconomic development through the Resource Nexus.