SDD Wageningen starts ‘vlogs’ to define Sustainable Development Diplomacy by interviewing experts in different fields

The Capita Selecta course, Sustainable Development Diplomacy (SDD), elaborated on the contested and ‘comprehensive’ definition of SDD. In addition to this course SDD students had the opportunity to attend several  masterclasses, and conferences.  During this period it became apparent that the term of SDD is shaped by a mosaic of different interpretations and implementations, which …

SDD Member Laura experiences China during her 4 month internship at Beijing Forestry Society

Why China? – Many people have asked me this question and I still don’t have a simple answer to this seemingly easy question. In fact, various reasons formed my interest to go to China for my internship. First, those severe environmental problems in China attracted me as an environmental sciences student very much. Second, China …

SDD Member Dito writes about doing fieldwork in Indonesia on Forest Certification

It should always be a good feeling to go back to my home country Indonesia. However, this time it’s somewhat a little different. I did my fieldwork for my thesis on the topic of forest certification in Indonesia.  Although I am actually aware that my country is well-known with its arduous bureaucracy, I still felt …

SDD Students tackle SDGs commissioned by UN Policy Analysis Branch for academic consultancy training

In November 2016, our group of SDD Students started with the International Environmental Policy Consultancy (IEPC). The IEPC project is an academic consultancy training which aims to teach Master students vocational skills such as project management and implementation with customer focus. They work in multidisciplinary and multicultural teams, creating a broader perspective on the project. …

First SDD masterclass in speech writing and public speaking a success

On Thursday 24 October the first SDD Community masterclass was held. This masterclass, focusing on speech writing and public speaking, was given by WUR-spokesman Simon Vink. Every participant was asked to prepare and give a small speech on a sustainable development goal (SDG) of their own liking. The level was very high, as Mr Vink …

Marco on his Master Thesis on the ‘Water-Energy-Food Nexus’ in Ecuador

To start my summary of my master thesis research I would like to present the following quote: “One learns from books and example only that certain things can be done. Actual learning requires that you do those things.” (Frank Herbert) Throughout my 24 years on this planet I have read and heard a fair share …