Campus Gotland

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
  • Website
  • Organiser: ICLD - Swedish International Centre for Local Democracy, SWEDESD
  • Contact person: Erik Nilsson, ICLD
  • Phone: 072 539 97 26
  • Seminarium

Fieldwork presentations and round table discussion with focus on the role of local governments in contributing to poverty reduction and sustainable development.

Program

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?

14.50-15.00 Closing

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