Grants & projects

WEGO, Well-being, Ecology, Gender, and cOmmunity

Well-being, Ecology, Gender and cOmmunity (WEGO)

The Network involves 18 leading European and international research institutes. WEGO’s analysis of community responses to economic and ecological changes will focus on gender relations in the practices of community care and well-being. 


EU H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks (ITN) WEGO, Well-being, Ecology, Gender, and cOmmunity Horizon 2020.

Contact person/Coodinator

Wendy Harcourt

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Buldozers widening the river in Jakarta, Indonesia. This governmental flood intervention project entailed clearance of the riverbanks which stirred protest among poor riverbank settlers as they were evicted.

When Disaster Meets Conflict

This project focuses on the disaster response of humanitarian aid and local state and non-state institutions in different conflict scenarios.

Contact person/Coordinator

Thea Hilhorst

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Rising powers and interdependent futures

This 3 year project, funded by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council, involves comparative study in Brazil, China and India of leading rising power firms and small firm clusters as well as State and civil society organizations.

How civil society shapes labour standards within rising powers

Contact person/coordinator

Peter Knorringa

Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales - CLASCO

Bodies, Territories and Resistance (BTR)

Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales (CLACSO), working group 2017-2019. 

BTR involves academics and activists from Central America (Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador), the Caribbean (Haiti and Cuba), South America (Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, Argentina) and North America (Mexico).

Working Group Leader: Professor Xochitl Levya (CIESAS-Mexico)



Contact person/coordinator

Rosalba Icaza

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Fairtrade-certified Tea in the Hired Labour Sector

Our study investigates whether, in the context of Indian and Sri Lankan tea plantation workers’ wide-spread poverty and precarity, Fairtrade certification makes a difference for these workers’ labour conditions and collective agency. Based on that, it engages with our second, more future-oriented concern for ways in which Fairtrade can deepen and broaden its impact in tea plantations in South Asia.


Fairtrade International

Contact person/coordinator

Karin Astrid Siegmann

Strengthening education and training capacity in sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) programmes in Uganda

This project aims to to increase access and improve the quality of SRHR services in Uganda.  It is co-implemented by Makerere University, School of Public Health and Nsamizi Training Institute of Social Development.



Contact person/coordinator

Auma Okwany

Adolescents’ Perceptions of Healthy Relationships (Bulgaria and Tanzania)

Two-year project includes youth participatory action research in the project areas, as well as emphasis on 'local ownership, advocacy as a continuous process, and commitment to safeguarding children.' The project includes younger adolescents aged 10-14 in the participatory project, which will now involve adolescents aged 10-18 as co-researchers. 


Oak Foundation

Contact person/coordinator

Kristen Cheney

Governance of Labour and Logistics for Sustainability (GOLLS)

The objective of the GOLLS project is to promote labour rights and human security along and within global value chains linking Brazil and Holland. Sustainability (social and environmental) is central to this focus.

Contact person/coordinator

Lee Pegler

Empowering Women with Traditional Knowledge (EWTEK 2015-2018)

The EWTEK project attempts to link socioeconomic development of rural women in Morocco and the inclusion of traditional knowledge in social and community enterprise.



Contact person/coordinator

Bernadette Montanari