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Right Livelihood College (RLC) International Workshops 2021 for PhD Students from Developing Countries (Fully-funded to ZEF, University of Bonn)

The RLC Bonn and RLC Mumbai jointly organise the online workshop “Sustainable urban development and innovations in South and Southeast Asia to combat marginalisation and livelihood insecurity in informal settlements” from June 18-20, 2021, with the financial support of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

Application Deadline: 28th May 2021

Eligible Countries: Countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

To Be Taken At (Country): ZEF and World Conference Center (WCCB) in Bonn, Germany

About the Award: The workshop will take place from  June 18-20, 2021, 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.

The workshop will target the following objectives:

  • to strengthen knowledge and understanding of concepts and methods of policy and law making as well their practical implementation,
  • to critically assess the impact on the rights and livelihoods of most marginalized citizens in countries of the Global South,
  • to present own case studies concerned, and
  • to promote transmission of expertise and experience between PhD students, law and development experts, and “Alternative Nobel Prize” Laureates.

Type: PhD, Workshop


  • 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.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: Program is onlinre

Duration of Program: June 18-20, 2021

How to Apply: Your application should consist of:

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

Visit the Program Webpage for Details