Well-being, Ecology, Gender and cOmmunity- Innovative Training Network (WEGO-ITN)

The Well-being, Ecology, Gender and cOmmunity – Innovation Training Network (WEGO-ITN) is the first international feminist political ecology research network of its kind, WEGO-ITN aspires to tackle socioecological challenges linked to policy agendas. The goal of WEGO-ITN is to provide research that will demonstrate to policy makers how communities actively sustain and care for their environment and community well-being.

With funding by the European Union the Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska – Curie, WEGO-ITN is made up of 20 institutions. IDS is one of 10 host institutions for a total of 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs), creating the first European ITN on Feminist Political Ecology (FPE). IDS’ ESR is Eunice Wangari.


The ESR host institutions are:

  • The International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam (ISS) (Coordinating Institute)
  • Freie University Berlin (FUB)
  • Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA-UAB)
  • Institute of Development Studies (IDS)
  • Pangea Foundation (PF)
  • University of Oslo (UiO)
  • University of Brighton (UofB)
  • University of Passau (UPAS)
  • IHE Institute for Water Education, Delft (IHE)
  • Wageningen University (WU)



Key contacts

Lars Otto Naess

Resource Politics and Environmental Change Cluster Lead

+44 (0)1273 915849

Vivienne Benson

Communications and Impact Manager

+44 (0)1273 915653

Project details



Supported by
European Commission


Recent work


Gender and climate change adaptation responses in Kenya

The links between climate change and gender are widely known. However, little research has been done on how men and women respond differently to climate variability and uncertainties. To help respond to this, my ongoing PhD examines the politics of gender in climate change adaptation in the...

22 April 2021