First International Winter School: From Extracting to Intersecting
From November 28 to December 9 the international winter school ‘From Extracting to Intersecting‘ was held on the campus of OP Jindal Global University in Sonipat, India. The winter school was organized by the Centre for Sustainability (CFS) of the Jindal School of Government & Public Policy in cooperation with Global Solutions Initiative and GIZ. The winter school was designed as an adjunct project to the ongoing Circular Economy Solutions Dialogues and as a preparatory event of the international Intersecting conference “Crisis and Transformation”, which will take place at the start of India’s G20 presidency in 2023.
Since the industrial revolution, extraction of resources from nature has fueled industrial and economic growth. The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted how much we now depend on digital technologies. As the world is more digitalized, global consumption of resources and waste production continue to grow exponentially. As global supply and value chains are facing growing disruptions, it is time to bend the linear economy within planetary boundaries. During the winter school selected participants from arond the world worked on this challenge in small teams and cooperated to develop actionable proposals, establishing linkages across the following five themes: social-ecological systems, circular economy, creative economy, cevelopment cooperation, and threats to multilateralism. As part of the winter school the participants visited projects in Delhi, India such as a newly designed co-working space for e-waste dismantlers and a GIZ India project on solar and battery storage in microgrids. The winter school aimed at bringing together young development practitioners and entrepreneurs with students and junior researchers to explore cross cutting approaches and youth-led inititiaves at the intersection between reserach and practice.
Meet the YGC and Friends!
LECTURES: November 28 - 30, 2022
Welcome and Introduction with Interactive Sessions
FIELD TRIPS: December 1 & 2, 2022
First Field Trip to E[co]work
YGC and Friends visited the E[co]work Space, which is a co-working space adapted for micro-entrepreneurs in the waste sector, where they were also able to get hands-on and try out for themselves how the recycling process and the process of dismantling of e-waste works.
Second Field Trip to Project of GIZ India
Winter School partcipants visited a GIZ India project on solar and battery storage in microgrids in Delhi. They get to see the premises and gained an insight into the procedures that accompany the process of battery charging, storage and use.
GROUP WORK: December 5 - 8, 2022
Preparation of Final Presentations
After reflections on the insights the participants gained during the field trips, the YGC and Friends had time to prepare their group project for the gallery walks for Intersecting Day.
Presentation of group projects in front of the other Winter School participants as well as the Dean of the Jindal Global University and the GIZ Team.