World Commons Week


The World Commons Week (WCW) is an annual celebration of commons research and practice across the globe instituted since 2018 and led by the International Association for the Study of the Commons, our partner organization.

Background

Schedule: December 4-10th, 2023

European Region

Health and access to care: Why it is necessary and urgent to switch from a global public approach to a commons based approach. Issues and Challenges

Speaker: Professor Benjamin Coriat, CEPN, UMR 7234 CNRS University Sorbonne Paris Nord (USPN)

Time: December 4, 12:00-13:00 UTC +1, (Paris)
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Zoom link: https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/j/94530548175

Abstract

Early Career Network Panel Discussion

Panelists:
Sukanya Chakravorty, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India

Ngunjiri Ndirangu, Doctoral (Finance & Accounting) fellow at the University of Nairobi

Justin Sacks, PhD student in Design at Lancaster University

Time: December 4th, 13:00-14:00 UTC +0 (London)
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Zoom link: https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/j/97589470284

Abstract

Oceania Region

Speaker: Associate Professor Mehana Vaughan, University of Hawai’i, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management.

Talk title: Kīpuka Kuleana: Restoring People to Lands and Lands to People in the Hawaiian Islands

Time: December 4th, 13:00-14:00 UTC -10 (Honolulu)
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Zoom link: https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/j/98802455065

Abstract

Africa Region

Speaker: Albert Mumma. Professor of Law, University of Nairobi,  Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, Former Chairman, Water Services Regulatory Board (Kenya) and Former member, National Environment Tribunal (Kenya)

Talk title: The role of local residents and (house owner) associations in co-management of urban common pool resources.

Time: December 6th, 16:00-17:00 UTC +3 (Nairobi)
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Zoom link: https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/j/95965405042

Abstract

Special Panel Webinar – Ostrom Workshop Commons Governance

Speaker: Professors Bill Blomquist, Diana Ojeda, Insa Theesfeld and Scott Shackelford

Talk title: Celebrating 50 Years of Commons Governance at the Ostrom Workshop: Looking Back, and Ahead

Time: December 6th, 11:00 am – 12:00, UTC -5 (Bloomington)
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Zoom link: https://iu.zoom.us/j/2395327669

Abstract

China Region

Speaker: Professor Wai-Fung (Danny) Lam. Department of Politics and Public Administration, The University of Hong Kong. 

Talk title: Fostering Collaborative Governance for Rural Revitalization: The Experience of Lai Chi Wo in Hong Kong

Time: December 7th, 20:00-21:00 UTC +8, (Shanghai)
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Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/97504414929?pwd=NGhDbno1UHJwc050K1RlM1JFdnVYdz09 (Meeting ID: 975 0441 4929, passcode: 231207)

Abstract

North America Region

Speaker: Assistant Professor Praneeta Mudaliar, Department of Geography, Geomatics and the Environment, University of Toronto Mississauga

Talk title: Crafting a Just and Sustainable Future: Insights from Synergizing Power Dynamics and Institutional Analysis

Time: December 8th, 12:00-13:00, UTC -5 (Toronto)
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Zoom link: https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/j/98683819637

Abstract

Latin America Region

Speaker: Professor Leticia Merino Pérez, National Autonomous University of Mexico

Title (Spanish): Bienes comunes, pasado y futuro en América Latina. Comunidades indígenas, construcciones y luchas

Title (English): Commons, past and future, in Latin America. Indigenous communities, experiences and struggles

Time: December 8, 9:00-10:00 UTC-5, Lima, (Peru)
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Zoom link: https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/j/92378134837

Abstract

Asia Region

Event: An online “Community Conference on Commons: Celebrating Community Stewardship”

Time: December 4th – 6th, all day, virtual conference

Event link: https://commonsandcommunities.wpcomstaging.com/

Abstract