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Current RLC Bonn PhD students

Amit Kumar

Mr. Amit Kumar from India joined RLC in August 2016 to work on his Phd project on "Self Organization and Mobilization of Slum Dwellers in Urban India", working together with RLA Laureate Medha Patkar and her organization Ghar Banao Ghar Bachao Aandolan in the slums of Mumbai. He is currently in Mumbai to conduct his empirical work. Amit's research aims at the alternative imagination to the existing urban structures in relation to globalization.

Alejandro Mora Motta

Alejandro Mora Motta from Colombia joined RLC since August 2015 to work on his research project on ‘Fundamental human needs in the context of extractive forestry plantations in Los Rios, Chile’. From June 2016 he will be developing his field work in Chile, in collaboration with Right Livelihood Laureate Prof. Dr. Manfred Max-Neef. His empirical research will focus on how the territorial transformation caused by the extractive forestry model has impacted on the peasant well-being and the local sustainability in rural Los Rios.

Juliet Wanjiku Kamau

Juliet Wanjiku Kamau from Kenya is a PhD researcher in Bonn writing on "Productivity and Sustainability of Ecological Organic Agriculture Systems in Kenya" in cooperation with RLA Laureate Hans Herren's Biovision Africa Trust. 

Evelyn Ewere

Evelyn Ewere from Nigeria joined the RLC Bonn in August 2017 to work on her PhD research on "Bioeconomic Transformation in Nigeria: its impacts and sustainability". She will colloborate with RLA Laureate Nnimmo Bassey and the RLC Campus Port Harcourt in Nigeria. Her research interest is driven primarily by the need of reducing Nigeria's dependence on fossil fuels with its attendant price shocks and environmental challenges. 

Former RLC Bonn PhD students

Willis Okumu

Willis Okumu is a Kenyan who did his PhD research on the topic "Inter-community vs. Inter-clan Violence in Samburu North and Kuria Eastdistricts in Kenya: a Comparative Analysis of Development Challenges" at the RLC Campus Bonn. He graduated in 2016. 

Divya Swaminathan

Divya Swaminathan from India did her PhD research on "Traditional knowledge, smallholder natural resource usage and NGOs working in India". She graduated in 2016. 

Lai Wan Teng

Lai Wan Teng from Malaysia received the first RLC Bonn PhD scholarship. She did research on "Patterns of migrant integration in Penang, Malaysia" in cooperation with RLA Laureates Irene Fernandez and Prof. Anwar Fazal. She graduated in 2017. 

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