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The Global Campus Palestine project has been building a network of partners, working towards the same goals all over Palestine. We are building a network of solidarity and support, and we are attracting many partners and projects.
There is power in connecting local communities with a large-scale network that shares common goals and aims. The Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) includes over 10 000 communities and projects; this includes traditional villages on the way to becoming more ecological and sustainable. One goal is to connect with the existing network of Palestinian projects, and together to build the first Palestinian ecovillage.
The GEN Palestine network will be the foundation, to then establish “GEN Sham,” a network within the countries of the Levant, to create manuals and study material in Arabic, including local knowledge and in connection with Arabic culture.
Some coming steps will be to offer an EDE (Ecovillage Design Education) course in Palestine in 2015; to hold a network gathering in Jordan in 2016; and to connect with the Permaculture Association. We are supporting the creating of a database of experts, and a “solution library” of skills and technologies.
The political situation in Palestine; with its walls, check points and barriers; does not allow easy connection among people, who are already busy with their economic survival. We see it as a great responsibility, to use our freedom and ability to connect people, to support the emergence of a strong regional network.