Received Sylff fellowship in 2017.
FR: Jagiellonian University
TO: Women Now for Development (Lebanon)
Academic supervisor: Marcin Lubaś
Academic achievements, social engagement initiatives:
Inga Hajdarowicz finished Sustainable Urban Governance and Peace at the University for Peace in Costa Rica and Sociology at the Jagiellonian University. In recent years, she has been involved in urban movements, looking for effective tools to include citizens in decision-making processes, such as participatory budgeting. She seeks inspiration for her work and ideas for change mainly in Latin America where she conducted her study about women’s empowerment through participatory democracy and shot documentary ‘La Comuna 9: Reclaiming a City’. The current migration crisis encouraged her to turn towards her previous interests related to human rights and military conflicts. She joined local initiative ‘Welcome in Krakow’ that aims to prepare ground for refugees who may come to Poland also by educating residents of Kraków about diversity and volunteering on the Balkan Route and in the Middle East. She is currently working on her PhD on participatory and democratic grassroots initiatives of Syrian refugee women in Lebanon.