Highlights of the first 15 months

WEGO training lab in Brighton, March 2019

WEGO-ITN is developing a robust and societally relevant framework that is establishing a  dynamic feminist political ecology approach to environment and development at the local and global level. WEGO was launched on 8 March 2018 in The Hague with 120 participants from around Europe. The WEGO PhDs began their WEGO journey  in September 2018 with an introductory orientation and training on academic writing at ISS.  In the following 15 months , the PhDs worked with their supervisors and mentors at partner institutions planning their research and training. Collectively, PhDs focused on ethics working towards approval by their institutions’ ethics boards. PhDs established monthly meetings on zoom and regular exchanges on WhatsApp. PhDs contributed to the WEGO website and to the setting up of the undisciplined environments blog. The second network training was held in Brighton 7-16 March 2019 at the University of Brighton. The training focused on ethics, participatory action research and public presentations of PhD projects in Pecha Kucha presentation. From July to December 2019, WEGO collectively organized: a public exhibition ‘Extracting Us’ in Brighton; a panel on ‘Analyzing the politics of the everyday; a feminist political ecology perspective’ at the European Conference of Politics and Gender in Amsterdam, a 5 day PhD Summer School ‘Feminist Political  Ecology: new spaces of engagement for environmental futures’ at the University of Oslo; a feminist methodology workshop at Punti Di Vista in Bolsena Italy; and established the local organising committee of the 8th International Degrowth Conference, to be held in The Hague, August 2021.

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