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Welcome to the Right Livelihood College Bonn!

The Right Livelihood College (RLC) is a global education and research initiative of universities and the Right Livelihood Award Foundation, also known as the "Alternative Nobel Prize". The RLC promotes and implements transdisciplinary education and research on social justice, poverty and inequality reduction, and environmental sustainability together with laureates of the “Alternative Nobel Prize”.

Scholarships for RLC Workshop in Bonn with Thelma Aldana

The RLC Campus Bonn offers scholarships funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for PhD students from Latin America, Africa and Asia to participate in the international workshop on “Mobilization for Change: Marginalized people and their access to opportunities and resources in a developing world”, in May 25-30, 2019.

The workshop will be linked to the Welle Global Media Forum (GMF) and focus on research and practice concerned with human rights of marginalized people and their access to opportunities and resources.

PhD students will be able to discuss their research with 2018 Right Livelihood Award Laureate Thelma Aldana, human rights defender and former president of the Supreme Court from Guatemala.

Please find the detailed call here complete your application here.

The deadline for application is March 31, 2019.

RLC Bonn PhD Alumna Juliet Wanjiku speaks in South Africa

From November 4-11, 2018, RLC Bonn PhD Alumna Juliet Wanjiku spoke at the international summer school „Green and Social Entrepreneurship for Biodiversity Conservation and Local Development“ in the South African province of KwaZulu Natal, co-organized by the Center for Development Research (ZEF).

The summer school explored various concepts and ideas regarding social and green entrepreneurship in theory and practice. Furthermore, it critically examined those concepts in terms of aspects of sustainability.

Juliet Wanjiku presented a poster on the potential of organic agriculture as a green and social entrepreneurial venture, which may contribute to improved biodiversity and local development in Kenya and beyond, as farmers seek to combine farm business practices with sustainable development.

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