In Search of a Future: Youth, Aspiration and Mobility in Nepal

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Andrea Kolbel and Sujata Singh gave a book talk on Andrea’s recently published book ‘In Search of a Future: Youth, aspiration and mobility in Nepal’ . The book focuses on the politics of aspiration-building and the significance of spatial mobility for people’s life chances.

Andrea Kölbel, D.Phil. (Oxon.) – Research Fellow at the Institute of Innovation and Technology, Berlin
As a social and economic scientist, Andrea Kölbel is specifically interested in the changing nature of higher education, spatial (im)mobilities, social theory, and participative research methods. She holds a doctorate in human geography from the University of Oxford and an MBA from the Central European University in Budapest. With her research into young people’s lives and social inequalities, she builds upon her professional experiences in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of education programmes on behalf of universities, ministries of education and research, and the UN Refugee Agency in countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East.

Sujata Singh, M.A. in Social Science (Socio-Cultural Anthropology) (TU) – Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Specialist in CARE Nepal
Gender equality and social inclusion specialist with seven plus years’ experience in the development sector; Sujata Singh has provided leadership and technical support to integrate gender and social inclusion in programs, formulate strategies and monitor implementation of initiatives that foster gender equality, women’s empowerment, social inclusion and combat violence against women.