RLC Campus Port Harcourt is the second RLC Campus on the African continent. It is affiliated with RLA Laureate and environmental activist Nnimmo Bassey. In 2015, the campus was involved in several policy-formulating efforts, with its representatives taking part in a national conference on the environment and producing reports for Nigerian policy makers. A capacity-building workshop for PhD students was also organized. Through these efforts, RLC Port Harcourt is making a direct contribution to combatting environmental pollution in Nigeria.
The RLC campus at the Lund Centre for Sustainability Studies is strengthening its research capacities. A long-term cooperation with RLA Laureate Wes Jackson’s Land Institute will start in 2015. After having secured funding for a 15-year period, a fully-fledged trans-Atlantic research consortium between the two institutions is foreseen. Continue reading RLC Lund Cooperating with Land Institute
The RLC Campus in Bonn is looking back on an exciting year of 2014. Our team managed to organize three workshops, of which one was a collaborative effort together with our partners from the Youth Future Project. This experience was as enriching for us as it was for our alumni. A number of RLA-Laureates also visited us here in Bonn, among them Green Cross founder Paul Walker, RLC director Anwar Fazal, Raul Montenegro and Amy Goodman, Continue reading RLC Bonn Looking Back on an Exciting Year
The first African RLC Campus, which is based at Addis Ababa University’s prestigious Institute for Development Studies, is currently working on a biographical book on all Ethiopian RLA-Laureates. Dr. Ahmed Hassan, Director of the Institute of Ethiopian Studies at AAU, is in the process of interviewing Laureates and researching wide ranging impacts of their work.
The book launch is envisaged to be embedded in a larger event linked to an RLC-workshop in mid-2015.
by Willis Okumu
PhD student at the RLC Campus Bonn, published a working paper on “Conflict over Ltungai Conservancy: A Case of Fatal Competition over Grazing Land and Water among the Samburu and Pokot in north-western Kenya”, in: Mulugeta Gebrehiwot Berhe (eds.) “A Delicate Balance Land Use, Minority Rights and Social Stability in the Horn of Africa”, Institute of Peace and Security Studies (IPSS), Addis Ababa University.
Mr. Okumu is pursuing his PhD research at Center for Development Research in Bonn under the title “Cattle Raids, Violence and Institutional Change in Northern Kenya: The Case of Samburu and Turkana Pastoralists”. He is currently doing field research in northern Kenya.
The paper can be read or downloaded here.
What is my role as a researcher? What is the role of science in society? And is empowerment relevant for science?
We are pleased to announce a training workshop in Empowering Research Methodologies, organised by the Youth Future Project e.V. (YFP) and the Right Livelihood College (RLC) Bonn. Continue reading Empowering Research Methodologies Training Workshop
The RLC Campus Valdivia hosted a presentation by RLA Laureate Juan Pablo Orrego on his new book “The Entropy of Capitalism”, in cooperation with Sur Mujer, an annual meeting organised by Chilean civil society. Orrego describes his book as a reflection on the social, environmental and economic impacts of capitalism in Chile. Orrego has made the defence Chile’s ecosystems and the search for alternative, sustainable models of consumption and production his tasks. His presentation was the first event to be organised by the new Continue reading RLC Campus Valdivia hosting Juan Pablo Orrego
On May 20th, 2014, a new RLC Campus was launched at the Tata Institute for Social Sciences (TISS) in Mumbai. This Campus is the seventh worldwide and the first in South Asia. To create synergies between TISS’ research, teaching and policy engagement and the work of the RLC, the new campus will cooperate closely with the students of the MA programme in Social Work in Livelihoods and Social Entrepreneurship. The Campus envisages to involve graduate Continue reading 7th RLC Campus Launched