The Ecovillage Development Programme (EDP) helps:
- Catalyze Community-led Change
- Eradicate Poverty
- Restore Natural Environments
- Achieve Climate Resilience
- Implement the SDGs
The EDP catalyses the power of community for the national implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and Paris Climate Agreements.
The Ecovillage Development Programme is designed to radically reform current development practices, putting communities, sustainability, and wealth creation at the heart of the development process. Recent studies show that financial support for community-led development is more efficient than conventional, top-down interventions. The full and inclusive participation of communities on the ground in the conception and implementation of activities, together with the sharing and transferring of expertise and grounded experience is fundamental to GEN’s work.
Communities who want to regenerate their natural environments, preserve cultural heritage, increase social resilience and improve livelihoods become powerful agents of change. The Ecovillage Development Programme brings together local, community owned development, with transformative, region or nation wide change.
The Ecovillage Development Programme is adapted to local contexts, but will typically involve:
Step 1: Inviting and Participating
Step 2: Planning and Integrating
Step 3. Training and Implementing
Step 4. Evaluating and Celebrating
Step 5. Refining and Scaling
To learn more about the EDP, click on the link below.
Write to us at [email protected] to start the conversation or find out how you can get involved with the Ecovillage Development Programme.