The 2023 Right Livelihood College Workshop Scholarships for Developing Countries
The Right Livelihood College (RLC) is an international association that encourages education and research in the field of ‘right livelihood’. Part of this encouragement includes offering educational opportunities to students in developing countries, like workshops and scholarships. The RLC presently offers a variety of scholarships to students in developing countries. Scholarships are given for the cost of attending an RLC workshop. These workshops are concentrated on teaching students how to apply right-living principles to their lives and livelihoods.
The workshop will hold in Bonn from September 25 (arrival date) to September 28 (departure date), 2023. PhD students and senior experts will be partaking together with Nnimmo Bassey, Laureate of the “Alternative Nobel Prize” and Director of Health of Mother Earth Foundation, from Nigeria. The workshop language will be English.
Sustainable agriculture and local livelihoods have become ubiquitous notions in practice and sciences across the world. Beyond contributing more food production for growing populations and the conservation of ecosystems, sustainable agriculture has a high potential as an agent for positive rural transformation and pro-poor growth in many countries of the so-called Global South. However, the prevalent paradigm of economic development, often coupled with agricultural industrialization, leads to massive repercussions on the sustainability of rural systems and on farmers’ livelihoods. Systems are changing rapidly and tremendously.
Hence questions have to be addressed on the current and future role of agriculture and local livelihoods in the
context of economic growth, the conservation of ecosystems, and food production – and generally on the future of rural areas in the so-called Global South.
Against this backdrop, the workshop will provide remarkable case studies from rural areas in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, conceptual approaches, and current discourses. PhD students will have the opportunity to present and discuss their own research work in a cohesive transdisciplinary way by building on each participant’s expertise and experiences.
The workshop targets the following objectives:
- To strengthen knowledge and understanding of concepts and methodological approaches,
- To critically assess different pathways of agriculture, local livelihoods, and rural development,
- To present own case studies from Africa, Asia, and Latin America, to promote transmission of expertise and experience as well as networking between PhD students, an “Alternative Nobel Prize” Laureate, and other experts working from around the world.
ELIGIBILITY CONDITIONS FOR THE 2023 RIGHT LIVELIHOOD COLLEGE WORKSHOP SCHOLARSHIPS
In order to be eligible for the 2023 Right Livelihood College Workshop Scholarships, applicants are required to have met the conditions below:
- PhD students from Asia, Africa, and Latin America who conduct topic-related research from disciplines such as political sciences, law, development studies, sociology, geography, or ethnology.
- Preferred are PhD students in the middle or end of their studies.
- Fluent English is mandatory.
- Applications from women are particularly welcome.
- The scholarships will cover all costs for travel within Germany, hotel accommodation in Bonn, full catering, and working materials. The workshop will be embedded in a variety of social and cultural side events.
PROCEDURES FOR APPLICATION
Your application should contain:
- E-Mail application, indicating your PhD topic, the institute and university in Germany you are studying at, and the place from which you aim to travel to Bonn
- CV in Europass Format
- English abstract of your PhD project (not more than 300 words)
Selected participants will be informed by August 8, 2023. Please send your applications via e-mail to Dr. Till Stellmacher: email@example.com
Application Deadline: July 30, 2023