Sofija is a first-year student of the MA in International Economic Policy with concentrations in Global Economy and Methods at Sciences Po. She thinks of development as an innovation that should happen in the interests of a broad range of stakeholders at the local, national, and international levels. She is particularly interested in the relationship between climate change and economic inequality and is a firm believer in the fact that the former cannot be solved without addressing the latter and vice versa.
Bava is currently doing a PhD in International Relations at the School of Global Studies in the University of Sussex. She believes development exists within and alongside modern structures – meaning we need to approach development through an intersectional lens. Race, gender, class, caste, sexuality are just some categories that need to be actively factored into development planning and execution. She is particularly interested in the environment and climate – as on one hand it is noted to be a universal issue, however in reality climate change and environmental issues adversely affect some over others depending on their positionality. Bava aims to highlight these differences in her research.
Giulia is an M1 student at PSIA with a double degree from LSE, majoring in International Economic Policy with a concentration in Methods. After attending her bachelor’s at UCL in History, Politics, and Economics, she started focusing on environmental economics and the impacts of climate change on the broader economy. For her, development is inclusive and sustainable growth.
Richwell is a graduate of the MSc in Rural Development at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and a passionate development and humanitarian practitioner. He sees development as an inclusive process that stimulates growth, progress, and positive change across physical, economic, environmental, social and demographic components. He is interested in sustainable development that leads to a rise in the level and quality of life, improves local incomes and opportunities, without damaging natural environmental resources.