RLC Bonn PhD student Amit Kumar from India presented his research proposal titled ‘Contested Urban Development: Resistance, Negotiations and Daily Life Struggles of Slum Dwellers
in Mumbai, India’ at Department of Political and Cultural Change (ZEFa) on Thursday, 9 March 2017.
The central focus of his research is to understand how forms of individual and collective resistance by slum dwellers influence the process of urbanisation in India. The work of Medha Patkar’s (RLA 1991) Ghar Banao Ghar Bachao Aandolan – a right to the city movement – is an important case to his studies on the collective resistance of slum dwellers in Mumbai. Amit Kumar’s
research aims at the alternative imagination to the existing urban structures in relation to globalization.
On June 4-9, 2016, 25 young researchers from nine countries worked together with distinguished scientists, practitioners and a RLA Laureate representative on sustainable agricultural with a focus on smallholders in rural areas in Africa, Southern Asia and Latin America..
Key notes were given by Dr. David Amudavi, Director of Biovision Africa Trust in Nairobi, Kenya (RLA awarded organisation), Mr. Thomas Cierpka (Deputy Director of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements, IFOAM), Dr. Wolfram Laube (Senior Researcher at ZEF), and Dr. Irene Kadzere ( Senior Researcher at the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, Fibl, in Switzerland). During the intense workshop sessions, the workshop participants presented and discussed their research in a cohesive transdisciplinary way by building on each participants’ expertise and experience. The workshop sessions were facilitated by Mr. Laurens van Feldhuizen, Royal Tropical Institute , KIT, in The Netherlands).
The workshop sessions and key notes were imbedded in a series of scientific and cultural outbreak events, such as an excursions to an organic farm, to the German Historic Museum and Botanic Gardens of the University of Bonn.
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
28. – 31. August 2014 in Bonn, Germany
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