Organised by the Global Ecovillage Network (GEN), the training sensitised participants on ways of regenerating lost ecosystem and maintenance of the disappeared forest cover.
Kosha Joubert, GEN executive director said her Network is committed to sure that Gambia is well prepared to regain her lost ecosystem values, saying GEN has a network of different active partners globally who are prepared to safeguard the ecosystem.
She said they are not only working for the sustainability of the ecosystem but also for the regeneration of the whole ecosystem. “Communities cannot only be destructive to their own environment but they can also participate in rebuilding the system they are part of.”
Madam Joubert said GEN does not only concentrate on the regeneration and maintenance of the ecosystem but also focuses on improving economy in both social and cultural aspect by protecting the environment. “It will obviously be difficult to maintain and regenerate the ecosystem as we want it to be if both the economic, social and cultural lives of the people in communities are not put into consideration. To have a realised whole system of ecovillage, cultural, social and economic aspects have to be considered as vital areas in assisting the regeneration of the ecovillage.”
Author: Yusupha Jobe
Source: Gambia’s Newspaper “The Point”