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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”.

RLC Bonn: “Mobilization for Change”-Workshop 2019

“All the research you are doing is for becoming an actor of change. We have heard about 14 different countries over the last three days, all with the same problems. With one common action we can create change”, said Helen Mack Chang, Laureate the Right Livelihood Award in 1992, about the RLC Bonn workshop “Mobilization for Change: Marginalized people and their access to opportunities and resources in a developing world” in May.

Mack Chang worked with 16 PhD students from Africa, Asia, and Latin America, who presented and discussed their applied research and, during the four-day workshop, built bridges between academia and activism.

The workshop was linked to the Global Media Forum of Deutsche Welle, which this year focused on shifting global power relations and its implications on media and civil society. Mack Chang participated in the TV show “Is civil society driven by networks?” (Sociedad civil: ¿amplificada por las redes?), which was aired all over Latin America and North America.


RLC Bonn September Workshop: Greening the Future: Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry in African and Asian Drylands

The RLC Campus Bonn offers scholarships funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for PhD students from Africa and Asia to participate in the international workshop on “Greening the Future: Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry in African and Asian Drylands”, September 14-19, 2019.

PhD students will be able to discuss their research with Australian agronomist and natural resources expert Tony Rinaudo who received the Right Livelihood Award in 2018 as well as with Mercy Wanja Karunditu, Senior Programme Officer at the Green Belt Movement in Kenya. The Green Belt Movement was established by Wangari Maathai, who received the Award in 1984.

Please download the detailed call here and complete your online application here.

The deadline for application is June 30, 2019.


RLC Bonn PhD candidate conducts field work in Nigeria

Evelyn Ewere Anyokwu, RLC Bonn PhD student, started her field work in Nigeria on oil exploration and bio-economic transition in Nigeria. She conducted interviews with representatives of the Ministry of Energy and Environment, the Energy Commission of Nigeria, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, and bio-refineries. Evelyn works together with “Alternative Nobel Prize” Laureate Nnimmo Bassey who received the Prize for promoting environmental rights and opposing the harmful effect of oil exploration in Nigeria, as well as with the RLC Campus in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. The research is carried out as part of the STRIVE (Sustainable TRade & Innovation Transfer in the Bio Economy) project at ZEF.


RLC Bonn Workshop with RLA Laureate Helen Mack Chang

From May 26-29, 2019, the RLC Campus Bonn organises a large international workshop on “Mobilization for Change: Marginalized people and their access to opportunities and resources in a developing world”. PhD students from all over the world will present and discuss their ongoing research works.

With her long experience and great expertise in the context of Human Rights Right Livelihood Award Laureate Helen Mack Chang is going to support the students with feedback and advice.

The workshop is linked to the Global Media Forum (GMF) of the Deutsche Welle. On the one hand, Helen Chang is going to talk on “Civil society: Driven by networks?” as part of a TV-recording; on the other hand, the workshop participants will also have the opportunity to explore various panels of the GMF with the overall topic of “Shifting Powers”.


Meeting with Denis Mukwege’s Université Evangélique en Afrique

On January 14, 2019, the RLC Bonn hosted a work meeting with representatives from the Université Evangélique en Afrique (UEA). Denis Mukwege, who received the Right Livelihood Award in 2013 and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize last year, is the Vice Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health of the UEA.
During the meeting, Dr. Germaine Furaha (Mukwege`s Professorship-UEA Manager) , Rudolf Heinrichs-Drinshaus (international cooperation manager at UEA) , Dr. Till Stellmacher (RLC Bonn coordinator), and Tiemo Pokraka (RLC Global Secretariat coordinator) and discussed possibilities of cooperation between UEA and RLC.


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