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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 Offers Workshops

The RLC Campus Bonn offers scholarships for PhD students from Asia, Africa and Latin America to participate in the international workshop on "Mobilization for Change: Promoting and Defending Justice for marginalized People" from September 8-13, 2018, with "Alternative Nobel Prize" laureates Martín von Hildebrand and Nnimmo Bassey, as well as Hina Jilani.

Please find the call for applications here and use our online application to apply for the workshop.

Closing date for applications is June 17, 2018.

"Human Rights Matter!" Public Panel Discussion with Colin Gonsalves, Abdallah Saleh Possi, and Nancy Okail

The RLC Campus Bonn and the City of Bonn are organising a Public Panel Discussion on "Human Rights Matter! Defending Marginalised Citizens", with:

- Colin Gonsalves, “Alternative Nobel Prize” Winner, Human Rights Law Network, India
- Abdallah Saleh Possi, Ambassador of the United Republic of Tanzania in Germany and RLC Bonn Alumnus
- Nancy Okail, Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy, Egypt.

The event will take place on Wednesday, 13 June, at 6:00 p.m.
at the Old Town Hall of the City of Bonn, followed by an informal reception.

Registration open until 11 June via e-mail to

Please find details here.

Sanjay Nagar community in Mumbai meets with RLC Bonn researchers

Community members of Sanjay Nagar, one of Mumbai’s largest informal areas (slums), hosted RLC Bonn researchers Prof. Eva Youkhana and Amit Kumar in February 2018. Amit currently conducts fieldwork on individuals and collective struggles of people-without-paper staying in unrecognised slums of Mumbai, in cooperation with RLA Laureate Medha Patkar’s organisation Ghar Banao Ghar Bachao Aandolan, and the Centre for Livelihoods and Social Innovation, School of Social Work, TISS. His research is supervised by Prof. Eva Youkhana, Senior Researcher at the Center for Development Research (ZEF), hosting institute of the RLC in Bonn

RLC PhD student attends BIOFACH 2018 in Nuremberg

RLC PhD student Juliet Wanjiku Kamau attended BIOFACH 2018, a world organic trade fair which brings together stakeholders in the organic food sector, and participated in discussions on challenges  currents trends in the organic food sector. This year’s trade fair was held in Nuremberg, Germany. Juliet was in accompanied by Dr. Amudavi, Executive Director of Biovision African Trust and member of her PhD advisory team. The event exposed participants to the state of the art technology in the organic sector, new products and markets.

RLC Bonn PhD student graduates on ‘The Migrant Labourers in Penang’

In October 2017, RLC Bonn PhD student Lai Wan Teng (Malaysia) successfully defended her doctoral thesis on the topic: “We come. We work. We relate. The migrant labourers in Penang”, done in cooperation with TENAGANITA, a Malaysian human rights organization founded by Laureate Irene Fernandez in 1991. After her graduation at RLC Campus Bonn, Wan Teng gained a position at the Centre for Research on Women and Gender (KANITA) of the Universiti Sains Malaysia in Penang.

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