30 October 2017

Black Achievement Award for Daphina Misiedjan

Daphina Misiedjan

Daphina Misiedjan has received a Black Achievement Award. She received the Encouragement Award for young talent in the Tropenmuseum on Sunday 29 October 2017.

The awards are an initiative of NiNsee (the National Institute Dutch Slavery History and Legacy, Dutch name: Nationaal Instituut Nederlands Slavernijverleden en Erfenis). There were a total of 21 nominees in 7 categories. The award ceremony took place as part of the Black Achievement Month, which lasted from 29 September to 29 October.

PhD Defence

Daphina Misiedjan is a PhD Candidate at the School of Law who is specialised in human rights, water and sustainability. On 3 November 2017, she will obtain her PhD at Utrecht University for her research Towards a Sustainable Human Right to Water: Supporting vulnerable people and protecting water resources.

A few months ago, she had an interview with Illuster on the importance of legal research into sustainable water management. The legal community can contribute to solutions for important social issues such as access to water.

As researchers, we are only small drops in the ocean of the global water issue, but we hope to offer a few nudges in the right direction.