Three amazing women will represent GEN at the upcoming COP26 talks in Glasgow: Anna Kovasna, Taisa Mattos, and Sarah Queblatin. These leaders will advocate on behalf of the ecovillage network and be the voice of our movement at this important international forum. We know that for regenerative culture to thrive, we need to bring it to every level of organization, from international climate talks to your own neighborhood group.
Please contribute to cover the costs* of our delegation!
*Donations will cover the expenses of travel, Covid testing, materials, displays, staff time, and other GEN expenses.
On Saturday, November 6th from 10:00 to 11:00 (UK Time /UTC), we will host a donor-only online meeting with GEN’s delegation at COP26. If you want to be a part of this meeting, please support our delegation.
More about our delegates:
Anna Kovasna is the leader of GEN’s Coordination Circle, GEN’s Research & Education, and several funded projects. Her work at GEN is expansive, including the development and facilitation of the Ecovillage Impact Assessment, European Ecovillage Incubator CLIPS, Ecovillage Design Cards, the Global Ecovillage Network Training of Trainers, Regenerative Design courses, and Entrepreneurship courses. Anna previously taught Social Anthropology at Lund University, Sweden, and did postgraduate research on localisation and community building as tools for social change. She is an alumnus of the Stockholm Resilience Centre LEAP programme for leadership, entrepreneurship and systems change. Originally from Sweden, Anna lives in the Findhorn Ecovillage in Scotland, and she has visited, worked with, or taught in more than 50 ecovillages on 4 continents.
Taisa Mattos is the Education & Research Coordinator at GEN. She works as an international trainer and consultant in the fields of sustainability, social innovations and community life. She has coordinated and taught Gaia Education and UNESCO certified Ecovillage Design Education Programmes globally since 2009. Taisa, holds a masters degree in Communities and Social Ecology, is the author of the book Ecovillages: building a regenerative culture, and coordinator of the Ecovillage Transition in Action Project on collaboration between community-led initiatives and local authorities for regional sustainability. Taisa has contributed to transition initiatives both in urban and rural areas.
Sarah Queblatin is a regenerative design strategist weaving collective experiences in peace building, traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) conservation, environmental education, and humanitarian assistance for 15 years. She designs inclusive ecosystems of collaboration through innovation labs and learning journeys to transform the narrative of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) into Design for Resilience and Regeneration. She is trained in Ecovillage Design and Ecosystem Restoration Design, and holds a merit diploma and advanced certificate in Permaculture Design. Prior to founding Green Releaf Initiative in the Philippines, Sarah has worked with GEN as representative to the UN Climate Conferences, served as global trustee, regional council member, and currently, as a wisdom keeper for GENOA. With a background in ecopsychology and transformative art-making, she applies a trauma-informed understanding of resilience in her work with climate and conflict vulnerable communities in the Asia and the Pacific region.