Activities and Events 2013

Sixth Right Livelihood College debuts in Chile

On November 11, 2013, the Right Livelihood Award Foundation announced Universidad Austral de Chile (UACh) in Valdivia, Chile to be sixth Right Livelihood College campus and the first in Latin America. The opening of a campus at Universidad Austral was initiated by Right Livelihood Laureate Manfred Max-Neef during the first regional conference of Latin American Laureates in Colombia last July. (Source: RLA)
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Right Livelihood College debuts in Nigeria

On October 8, 2013, the Right Livelihood Award Foundation announced the University of Port Harcourt to be world's fifth campus of the Right Livelihood College. The new campus, co-hosted by the University of Port Harcourt and Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), a think tank and advocacy organisation founded by Nnimmo Bassey, will be the second RLC campus in Africa. The campus will be based at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Port Harcourt, in a city popularly known as the 'oil capital' of Nigeria. The research focus at this campus will be environmental pollution and related socio-economic issues caused by the petroleum industry.

"The world needs young individuals who truly care about the future"

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) launched a short film about the most recent RLC workshop on “Environmental Change and the Next Sustainability Generation”. Hear what laureates of the Right Livelihood Award (RLA), workshop participants and organizers had to say about the Right Livelihood College in Bonn.
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Third RLC Bonn PhD Student started his research at Center for Development Research (ZEF)

Mr. Willis Okumu from Kenya has been awarded the third RLC Bonn PhD Scholarship funded by DAAD for 3 years. He started his research on the "Inter-community vs. Inter-clan Violence in Samburu North and Kuria East districts in Kenya; a Comparative Analysis of Development Challenges" in August, 2013. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Sociology from the University of Nairobi and his Master of Arts in Culture and Environment in Africa (CEA) from the University of Cologne, Germany.

RLC Workshop on “Environmental Change and the Next Sustainability Generation”

In August/ September, 2013, the Right Livelihood College (RLC) and the Youth Future Project (YFP) organized a joint workshop which took place at ZEF and other venues in Bonn. Several winners of the “Alternative Nobel Prize” and the “German Environmental Award” were participating together with scientists, policy makers and PhD students from all over the world. The conference thematically targeted local dimensions of environmental change in the context of socio-economic development with a focus on the Global South. Case studies of concepts and instruments that successfully combine environmental sustainability and socio-economic development were being presented, discussed and analyzed in a cohesive transdisciplinary way by building on each participants’ Expertise and experience.

Public events organized by RLC/YFP

In the framework of the joint international conference on “Environmental Change and the Next Sustainability Generation” from August 31 to September 7, 2013, the Right Livelihood College (RLC) and the Youth Future Project (YFP) organize a series of public events.» more

Women’s power: „Alternative Nobel Prize“-awardees Monika Hauser and Sima Samar meet in Bonn

The RLC, ZEF, BICC, and Crossroads Asia project organized a public panel discussion on: “Women’s rights in Afghanistan: status quo and post-2014” The event will took place on Monday, 27 May, at 2pm at the Center for Development Research (ZEF), Walter-Flex-Str. 3, 53113 Bonn (ground floor conference room). The discussion was followed by a coffee reception. The plight of women in Afghanistan has been a critical issue for years and one the two “Alternative Nobel Prize” laureates Sima Samar from Afghanistan and Monika Hauser from Germany reported on extensively. Sima Samar is an Afghan physician and human rights activist, who has been involved in improving the situation of Afghan women and girls for many years. Monika Hauser founded the organization “Medica Mondiale” in 1993, which seeks to support traumatized women and girls in areas of war and conflict. The organization started operating during the former Yugoslavian civil war and became active worldwide later. Both activists have been awarded the “Alternative Nobel Prize” (Right Livelihood Award).

RLC Public Panel Discussion with Laureates Sima Samar (Afghanistan) and Ruth Manorama (India)

Title: Mobilization for Change: The work of “Alternative Nobel Prize” winners in India and Afghanistan
Moderation: Dr. Till Stellmacher

Two of the “Alternative Nobel Prize” talked about their work at Rheinisches Landesmuseum in Bonn. For more information, please download this flyer.
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RLC Workshop on "Mobilization for Change", May 25-30, 2013 in Bonn

RLC Bonn organized an international workshop on "Mobilization for Change: Re-defining local decision-making and participation", May 25 – 30, 2013, at ZEF in Bonn, Germany. "Alternative Nobel Prize" winners Sima Samar (Afghanistan), Ruth Manorama (India) and Monika Hauser (Germany) had been participating together with junior and senior scientists and experts from all over the world. The workshop thematically focused on locally-adapted innovative solutions to mobilize disadvantaged and discriminated people in the Global South. Particular focus was given to gender and health issues. Case studies of successful local mobilisation and innovative decision-making and participation approaches were presented, discussed and analysed in a cohesive transdisciplinary way by building on each participants’ expertise and experience.
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