RLC Media

A selection of presentations and speeches held by RLA laureates during previous RLC events in Bonn is available on the ZEF YouTube channel.

Public Talk: Sustainable development vs. local livelihoods? Alternative development pathways in Africa


On July 3, 2019, representatives of ‘Right Livelihood Award’-awarded organisations and RLC Campuses spoke about alternative development pathways in Botswana, Kenya, and Nigeria at the RLC public talk hosted by the Adult Education Center (VHS) in Bonn.

Meet the Laureates: Jumanta Gakelebone, First People of the Kalahari, Botswana


Jumanta Gakelebone represents the Bushmen’s organization First People of the Kalahari (Right Livelihood Award 2005) in Botswana. Recognized as a spokesperson, Jumanta has defended his people’s rights against government persecution, helping to map their traditional territories to show their detailed knowledge and conservation of the land and its natural resources. He visited the RLC Bonn to participate in the 2nd RLC Alumni Workshop "Agricultural and Social Transformation - Securing Livelihoods in Sub-Saharan Africa from July 1-3, 2019.

Meet the Laureates: Interview with Helen Mack Chang, Guatemala


From May, 26 - 29, 2019 Guatemalan human rights activist Helen Mack Chang, who received the Right Livelihood Award in 1992, as well as 17 PhD students from all over the world will presented and discussed their research and activism at the Right Livelihood College (RLC).

Meet the Laureates: Interview with Colin Consalves, India

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


Colin Gonsalves: "No level of inequality is tolerable in any country. We are fed up with that system of inequality!

Public Panel Discussion: Sustainable Food – Local Solutions to Global Problems?

Public Talk: "Human Rights and the Empowerment for Change"

Meet the Laureates: Amy Goodman, USA

Keynotes at the inauguration of the RLC Global Secretariat and RLC Workshop “Mobilization for change: Participatory research and the empowerment of the marginalized" by Prof. Solvay Gerke (ZEF Bonn), Prof. Dzulkifli Abdul Razak (International Association of Universities), Dr. Dipal Barua (Grameen Shakti) (May 26, 2014) 


Paul Walker on "The Quest for Global Abolition of Chemical Weapons" at ZEF in Bonn (April 9, 2014)


Short Interview with Sulak Sivaraksa at the RLC International Academy on “The Economies of the Commons: Reshaping Economic Education” (September 19-23, 2012)


Presentation by Sulak Sivaraksa (Thailand) "Making it Happen. Creating Cultures of Peaceful Coexistence" (September 21, 2012)


Opening Speeches at the RLC Workshop: “Mobilization for Change: Social Movements in a Developing World” by:

  • Dr. Till Stellmacher, Senior Researcher, ZEF Bonn
  • PD Conrad Schetter, Senior Researcher, ZEF Bonn
  • Prof. Dr. Anwar Fazal, Director, RLC, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang
  • Sharan Srinivas, Programme and Research Manager, Right Livelihood Award Foundation (RLAF), Stockholm
  • Dr. Helmut Blumbach, Head of Programme Division South, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Presentation by Nnimmo Bassey, Environmental Rights Action (Nigeria) "A Movement is not a Bicycle Wheel" (June 5, 2012)


Presentation by Prof. Dr. Anwar Fazal, Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) (Malaysia) "Mobilizing for Change: Galactic Organizing" (June 5, 2012)


Presentation by Dr. Zafrullah Chowdhury, Gonoshasthaya Kendra (Bangladesh) "Gonoshasthaya Kendra and the Struggle for People's Health" (June 5, 2012)


Short Interview with Right Livelihood Award Laureate Prof. Dr. Anwar Fazal at the RLC Workshop “Mobilization for Change: Social Movements in a Developing world” (June 5, 2012)


Short Interview with Dr. Zafrullah Chowdhury at the RLC Workshop “Mobilization for Change: Social Movements in a Developing world” (June 5, 2012)


Short Interview with Right Livelihood Laureate Dr. Hanumappa Sudarshan at the 64th NGO/UN Conference (September 5, 2011)


Short Interview with Right Livelihood Laureate Pat Mooney at the 64th NGO/UN Conference (September 5, 2011)


Presentation by Dr. Wes Jackson, The Land Institute (United States of America) "The Necessity and Possibility of an Agriculture Where Nature is the Measure" (May 31, 2011)


Presentation by Prof. Dr. Raul Montenegro, FUNAM (Argentina) "Working on the ground with indigenous people and menaced citizens. The war between short and long food chains" (May 30, 2011)


Presentation by Dr. Hanumappa Sudarshan, VGKK (India) "Indigenous People and Sustainable Natural Resource Management" (May 30, 2011)


Presentation by Shrikrishna Upadhyay, SAPPROS (Nepal) "The SAPPROS Story: Community Mobilization and Natural Resource Management in Nepal" (May 30, 2011)


Opening of the international Campus of „Alternative Nobel Prize" in Bonn (May 30, 2011)