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WEGO-Innovation Training Network (WEGO-ITN)

  • How is gender linked to environmental problems and developmental issues?
  • How are feminist political ecologists working with local communities around the world?
  • How can their activities inform sustainable development policy debates?

What is WEGO-ITN?

This innovative and path breaking project will help local communities to build resilient, equitable and sustainable futures.

Well-being, Ecology, Gender and cOmmunity (WEGO) PhD researchers 2019
  • It will tackle socio-ecological challenges linked to policy agendas.
  • It will provide research that demonstrates to policy makers how communities actively sustain and care for their environment and community well-being.

Ultimately, WEGO-ITN will collectively provide important guides to strategies of resilience and sustainability that are required for meeting the SDGs.

Funded by the European Union, the Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie WEGO network is hosting 15 PhD researchers, creating the first European ITN on Feminist Political Ecology.

Network of scholar-activists

WEGO-ITN is made up of scholar-activists working on feminist political ecology from ten institutions in five European Union countries: Germany, Italy, Norway, The Netherlands, and the United Kingdom; and eight institutions from seven countries for training and secondments: Australia, India, Indonesia, Italy, New Zealand, Uruguay and USA.

WEGO-ITN research themes

  1. Climate change, economic development and extractivism;
  2. Commoning community economies and the politics of care;
  3. Nature/culture, embodiment and technologies.

How can I find out more?


This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 764908-WEGO 2018-2021.

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