Students for Sustainability: Lessons from Kenya, Uganda, Turkey, Zambia, Ethiopia, Vietnam and India
- Date: 23 May, 10:00–15:00
- Location: Campus Gotland B24
- Lecturer: Master students ICLD Fieldwork Grant Programme
- Organiser: ICLD - Swedish International Centre for Local Democracy, SWEDESD
- Contact person: Erik Nilsson, ICLD
- Phone: 072 539 97 26
Fieldwork presentations and round table discussion with focus on the role of local governments in contributing to poverty reduction and sustainable development.
10:00–10.10 Opening and short introduction to the ICLD Fieldwork Grant Programme
10.15 – 11.00 Sustainable societies and institutions
Anita Mureithi: How previous general elections have impacted young voters’ perceptions of democracy, transparency and freedom of opinion in Nairobi County, Kenya – SDG #16
Ekin Öz: Understanding Participation in Local decision-making processes: municipalities of Ovacik, Pertek and Cemisgezek from Dersim, Turkey – SDG #11, #16
Janin Hollemann: Local governance and participatory development in rural Zambia – SDG #11, #16
Kasupa Chingumbe: The role of local government structures in translating SDG #16 into crime prevention strategies and programmes in Zambia – SDG #16
Fisseha Tefera: Interrogating Narratives of ‘Africa Rising’: Local perceptions and practices of governance and development in Rural Kenya and Ethiopia – SDG #11, #13
11.00 – 12.00 Round-table discussions:
What are the common challenges and opportunities from these presentations related to SDG #11 on sustainable cities and communities?
What are the challenges and opportunities from these presentations related to SDG #16 on peace, justice and strong institutions?
12-13.15 Free lunch to all participants
13.15-14.00 Gender equality and Climate action
Brigita Dantaite: Empowerment of women refugees: evidence from Uganda – SDG #5
Josephine Ylipää: Including gender for the sake of equality and better resilience – A gender-sensitive sustainability science study on climate change adaptation in agriculture in Thai Binh, Vietnam – SDG #5, #13, #15
Neethi Dhilip: Judicial activism of green tribunal and environmental justice in India – SDG #13, #14, #15
Yasmin Stoderegger: Is there a ‘triple-win’ for conservation, livelihoods, and governance? The implications of good governance for the ecological side of resource substitution – SDG #13, #15
14.00 – 14.50 Round-table discussions:
What are the obstacles for gender equality (SDG #5) and how can we overcome them?
What are the challenges and opportunities related to SDG #13 on climate action in developing countries?
What are the challenges and opportunities related to SDG #15 on life on land?