- Date: 1 September 2020 – 31 March 2021
- Location: Online, Australia
- Run by:
- Alliance BuildingContextualised DesignPrototyping & FeedbackStakeholder EngagementWhole Systems ThinkingConflict ResolutionDiversity & CohesionHealth & HealingLeadership & GovernanceTrust & CommunicationEcosystem RestorationRenewable Energy & TransportSeeds, Food & SoilEquitable OwnershipPlanetary BoundariesResponsible ConsumptionSharing & CollaborationSocial EntrepreneurshipMindfulness & Self ReflectionNature ConnectionWisdom & Innovation
The ReGEN-Nations program is a 6-month online learning journey and prototyping lab using whole systems thinking to design solutions for social, cultural, economic, and ecological resilience and regeneration, designed by the GENOA Projects team. The program is based on the Ecovillage Design Education (EDE) curriculum and certified by Gaia Education and UNESCO.
The prototype began in September 2020 and welcomed 16 teams from around Asia and the Pacific, with 11 countries represented, Australia, Japan, India, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Each team joined with two lead members and several supporting members. They started with a project in either ideation or scaling stage and applied the learning from this program to develop and deepen their project design. The program offered a wide range of online sessions from check-in calls, to leadership, mentorship, and coaching sessions, to workshops and webinars on the areas of regeneration of ecovillage design. In addition to the cohort of 16 teams, the program ReGEN Nations reached over 120 participants through its open webinars and workshops in each dimension. Through the ReGEN Nations program, GENOA was able to also engage a network of thought leaders, trainers, activists, ecovillages and kindred spirit organisations from the region.