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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”.

"Right Livelihood Award" Laureate Colin Gonsalves talks at the Global Media Forum 2018

Within the framework of the RLC workshop on “Policy, Law and Practice: Ensuring full Rights for the most Marginalized Citizen” from June 9 until June 14, 2018 at Campus Bonn, “Right Livelihood Award” Laureate Colin Gonsalves spoke at a panel at Global Media Forum 2018. The Global Media Forum focussed on Global Inequalities. Colin Gonsalves put it in a nutshell: “No level of inequality is tolerable in any country. We are fed up with that system of inequality!”


RLC Bonn Alumni Willis Okumu published Article on “Appeasing the Land: Local Peace Committees and the Legitimation of Traditional Peacemaking in Kenya”

Together with Eric Mutisya Kioko, RLC Bonn Alumni Willis Okumu published an article on "Appeasing the Land: Local Peace Committees and the Legitimation of Traditional Peacemaking in Kenya" in the May edition of the Journal of African-Centered Solutions in Peace and Security.

The complete journal can be found here.

Bibliographical Notes:
Okumu, W. & Kioko, E.M. (2018): "Appeasing the Land: Local Peace Committees and the Legitimation of Traditional Peacemaking in Kenya", in: Journal of African-Centered Solutions in Peace and Security, Vol.2/1, pp. 80-112.


RLC Bonn PhD Student Juliet Wanjiku Kamau successfully defended her Thesis

RLC Bonn PhD student Juliet Wanjiku Kamau successfully defended her thesis on “Sustainability of organic and non-organic smallholder farms in Kenya” on June 14, 2018. In the last years she worked in Kenya together with Right Livelihood Award Laureate Hans Herrens’ Biovision Africa Trust (BAT), particularly with the BAT Director Dr. David Amudavi.


RLC Bonn Workshop on “Policy, Law and Practice: Ensuring full Rights for the Most Marginalized Citizens” with Laureate Colin Gonsalves

From June 9 until 14, 2018, the RLC Campus Bonn organized a large international workshop. PhD students from all over the world as well as “Alternative Nobel Prize”-Laureate Colin Gonsalves from India and other experts came together to present and discuss their work in the context of policy, law and practices impacting on the rights and livelihoods of marginalized citizens. In very fruitful sessions, the PhD students were not only able to present their ongoing research, but also to receive valuable feedback from their fellow students as well as Colin Consalves, who is also a Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court in India.

The workshop was linked to the Global Media Forum of the Deutsche Welle. As part of the workshop, the RLC Bonn, together with the City of Bonn, also staged a public panel discussion on “Human Rights Matter” in the Old Town Hall in Bonn. Panellists were Nancy Okail, Executive Director at Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy, Tanzania’s Ambassador to Germany Abdallah Saleh Possi and Colin Gonsalves. Welcome words were given by Reinhard Limbach (Deputy Mayor of Bonn), Eva Youkhana (RLC/ZEF), Juliane Kronen (Right Livelihood Award Foundation) and Stefan Bienefeld (DAAD).


"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 event-office-international@bonn.de

Please find details here.


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