Student Exchange Trips

Aaron Saad presents on vulnerability and displacement at the project’s final meeting

Nairobi, Kenya, 2012

Stephen Otieno presents at the project’s final meeting in Nairobi

November 2012

Alex Todd & Stephen Otieno at York University

Research Luncheon at the Faculty of Environmental Studies

Sérgio Brito, Ester Uamba and Neima Adamo network with students at UKZN

Durban, August 2012

Elizabeth Wamuchiru & Stephen Otieno at community meeting on gender and climate change

Durban, South Africa, August 2011

York University’s Alex Todd in Maputo Mozambique

August 2011

Centre for Civil Society (CCS) Seminar: In Hot Water - Climate Change and water adaptation in Nairobi and Durban

From Left: Alex Todd (York University), Elizabeth Wamuchiru (University of Nairobi), Beth Lorimer (York University), and Stephen Otieno (University of Nairobi)

Neima Adamo, an undergraduate student at Maputo’s Eduardo Mondlane University speaks at a community meeting in Durban

Durban, South Africa 2011

Elizabeth Lorimer visits the PCJ Consortium’s model home

August 2010, São Paulo, Brazil

Elizabeth Lorimer leads a discussion on gender and climate change at the Project’s Inception Meeting in Brazil

Rio de Janeiro, 2010

The project aimed to build local capacity for collaborative research and community development work by bringing university students together with NGO and community activists in developing practical strategies for involving marginalized groups in water governance, via Participatory Action Research-oriented environmental education, governance workshops, and increased NGO leadership on water issues.

The documentation and materials generated by this research is being disseminated by the student and faculty partners.

The following eight student exchange researchers were centrally involved via their own academic research:

Elizabeth Lorimer | York University, Canada
Alex Todd | York University, Canada
Aaron Saad | York University, Canada
Stephen Otieno | University of Nairobi, Kenya
Elizabeth Wamuchiru | University of Nairobi, Kenya
Ester Uamba | Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique
Neima Adamo | Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique
Sérgio Brito | Eduardo Mondlance University, Mozambique

The project implementation structure involved developing formal cooperation agreements for student exchange and collaboration among the partner universities to facilitate the international student exchanges and joint faculty research; collaboration among the NGO partner organizations to share community organizing and environmental education techniques, materials and ideas; and close linkages between the universities and NGO partners, both within each country and internationally, for placement of student-interns in practical settings, generation and applications of community-based research, and dissemination of project results in both community and academic settings.