10.09.2018 | ZEF: Mobilization for Change – Conversation with “Alternative Nobel Prize” Laureates from Nigeria, Pakistan and Colombia

Monday, September 10, at 6:00 p.m.
“Haus der Bildung”, Adult Education Center, Mülheimer Platz 1, Bonn-City


On the occasion of a workshop of the Right Livelihood College (RLC), the Campus of the “Alternative Nobel Prize” in Bonn, in cooperation with the Association of German Development Services (AGdD), the three activists will speak about their strategic responses to violations of human rights, environmental rights, and indigenous rights.

Nnimmo Bassey is one of Africa’s leading human rights and environmental activists who won the Right Livelihood Award (“Alternative Nobel Prize”) for revealing the full ecological and human horrors of oil production and for his inspired work to strengthen the environmental movement in Nigeria and globally.

Hina Jilani is a pioneering Advocate at the Supreme Court of Pakistan, President of the World Organisation Against Torture, Laureate of the Millennium Peace Prize for Women, and member of The Elders, appointed by Kofi Annan. Together with her sister, Asma Jahangir, she founded Pakistan’s first all-female legal aid practice in 1980.

Martín von Hildebrand is an ethnologist and activist for indigenous rights and forest conservation from Colombia whose organization Consolidation of the Amazon Region (COAMA) won the “Alternative Nobel Prize” for showing how indigenous people can improve their livelihoods, sustain their culture and conserve the rainforests.



  • Nnimmo Bassey, Director of Health of Mother Earth Foundation, Nigeria,
  • Hina Jilani, Founding Trustee of Dastak Charitable Trust and Co-Founder of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, and
  • Martín von Hildebrand, Director of Fundación Gaia Amazonas, Colombia


Welcome note by Dr. Juliane Kronen, Board and Jury Member, Right Livelihood Award Foundation (RLAF)

Moderation by Dr. Irit Eguavoen, Senior Researcher, Center for Development Research (ZEF)


We look forward to welcoming you to this event.

Right Livelihood College (RLC) / Center for Development Research (ZEF)

Haus der Bildung, City of Bonn

Association of German Development Services (AGdD)


The event will be free of charge and held in English. Please note: This event will be recorded for distribution through RLC outlets. All audience members (or parents/ guardians of minors attending the event) agree to the possibility of appearing on these recordings by virtue of attending the event or participating in the event.

Source: Notification Center for Development Research/Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung – University Bonn, 28.08.2018