For this summer school 20 students, (members of EWB -UK) studying in different universities, participated in the month long course held in August. We also invited a young lawyer from Bangladesh, students from Sri Lanka and Nepal along with two Indian participants – a young professional working in the Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh and a young research scholar. Members of EWB UK came from Universities of Cambridge, Exeter, Bristol, Southampton, Cardiff, Plymouth, Oxford, Brookes to name some. There was also a school teacher who took back her experiences to share with her pupils.
This year, the notable speakers were Anumita Roychowdhury (ExDirector, Research &Advocacy and Head of the Air Pollution and Clean Transportation Programme, CSE) who spoke on Tracking change: Chandra Bhushan (Deputy Director General CSE) spoke on Climate politics: Southern responses. From villages to cities; Rohan D’Souza (Asst Prof, Centre for Studies in Science Policy, School of Social Sciences, JNU) on Environmental Histories and Environmental Change: Should the ‘Past’ talk to the 'Future'; Shankar Gopalakrishnan (Campaign for Survival and Dignity) spoke on Ecological rights and conflicts; Understanding EIA: Industrialization and accountability; public consultation by Kanchi Kohli (Kalpvriksh). In all there were 26 lectures of which 15 were by external faculty which included eminent professors, policy makers, activists, and people working at the grassroots.
The course culminated with the students documenting their travel and study. The magazine and a web documentary produced is the outcome of all the debate and deliberations that have happened in the past one month. This is also an exercise through which they learn to work as a team. They choose an editor, copy editors, reporters, photographers, web designers, and print designers amongst within the class and worked to produce a magazine and web pages. This year they named the magazine ‘Paradigm’.
Holly Geipel: Very informative and learnt a lot from the field trip.
Tabbassum Makhduma: I am from Bangladesh was expecting some lectures with South Asian context. But overall, had a great experience.
Narender Paul: Very good beginner’s course to understand the debate
Martin Lines: Had a great time working on the magazine.
Tim Hasid: Some more interactive workshops and less of lectures
Ian Mach: This was a great amount of learning in a month
Tomas Llasera Albedi: Some of the lectures were good and inspirational
Joshua Flowers: The field visit was very informative but some engagement with the local community was wanted.
Stepahnie Munn: I like Indian food. Enjoyed the whole experience
Mr. Ashley Frampton
ExterMr. Ian Mach
Mr. James Shipton
CardiffMr. James Wilson
Mr. Joshua Flower
ExeterMr. Martin Lines
Mr. Muthu Krishna
SouththamptonMr. Narender Paul
Cord Training Centre , H.P.
Mr. Nick Madani
CardiffMr. Rakesh Kalva
SGB Amravati Univ
Mr. Rishi Singh
BristolMr. Timoty Hasid
Mr. Tomas Llasera
CardiffMr. Vicky Koirala
Ms. Abigail Woolf
Cambridge UniversityMs. Anna Bambrick
Ms. Anoka Primrose Abeyrathne
Open Univ of Sri LankaMs. Cara Francis
Ms. Elizabeth Richardson
ExeterMs. Henrietta Malpass
Ms. Holly Geipel
ExeterMs. Ratna Bhusal
Ms. Stephanie Munn
PlymouthMs. Tabassum Mokhduma
Bngldsh Env Lawyers Asso.
Ms. William Brotherhood