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Right Livelihood College (RLC) 2020 International Workshop for PhD Students- University of Bonn, Germany

The RLC Campus at ZEF, University of Bonn, Germany, offers scholarships for PhD students from Africa to participate in the international workshop on Pathways of Environmental Justice in sub-Saharan Africa, 9 – 14 May 2020, in Bonn.

The workshop will take place from 9 – 14 May 2020, at ZEF. It focuses on current research and practices concerned with environmental justice and conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa. The topic will be tackled in a transdisciplinary way, combining case studies from environmental, social and economic sciences with best practice examples from civil society action and agency.

PhD students from sub-Sahara Africa who conduct topic-related research from disciplines such as environmental sciences, development studies, ecology, or geography. Preferably in the middle/end of their studies. Fluent English is mandatory. Women applications are particularly welcome.

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About Right Livelihood College (RLC)

The Right Livelihood College (RLC) is a global education and research initiative of universities and the Right Livelihood Award, also known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize'. The RLC Campus in Bonn is hosted by the Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, and supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). It provides transdisciplinary education and research in fields of environmental sustainability, poverty alleviation and social justice... read more


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Aim and Benefits of RLC Workshop

The workshop will target the following objectives:

  1. To strengthen knowledge and understanding of concepts of environmental justice and conflict in a development context,
  2. To critically assess the situation from environmental, social and economic development perspectives,
  3. To present own case studies concerned, and
  4. To promote transmission of expertise and experience between PhD students,
    environmental scholars, and ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ Laureates

The scholarships will cover all costs for international and national travel, hotel accommodation, catering, and working materials. The workshop will be embedded in
a variety of social and cultural side-events.


Requirements for RLC Workshop Qualification

PhD students from sub-Sahara Africa who conduct topic-related research from disciplines such as environmental sciences, development studies, ecology, or geography. Preferably in the middle/ end of their studies.

Fluent English is mandatory. Women applications are particularly welcome.


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Application Deadline

March 29, 2020


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Right Livelihood College (RLC) on rlcbonn.limequery.com to apply

Your application should consist of:

  1. Completed online application form.
  2. 300 word abstract (in English) of your PhD project and a CV

For questions regarding the workshop, please contact Dr. Till Stellmacher: [email protected]

For technical questions regarding the application form, contact Theresa Sander: [email protected].

For more details, download RLC Workshop form (PDF)


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