The Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) Connecting Communities for a Sustainable World
Ecovillages weave together the ecological, economic, social and cultural dimensions of sustainability and pioneer innovative solutions that enable villages, regions and nation states to fulfill the promise of the SDGs, theParis Climate Agreement, and the outcomes of COP22.
We put communities at the centre of the development processes.
Ecovillage development programmes create wealth and employment opportunities, halt and restore environmental degradation, and provide communities with the knowledge, skills and tools to help secure their future.
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GEN Consultancy seeks to share some of the world’s best practices in the field of community sustainability and resilience through a highly skilled and diverse network of expert consultants.
At this time, when we face the challenges and opportunities afforded by the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement, the sharing and transferring of expertise and grounded experience is crucial to the success of our endeavours.
The GEN model of sustainability embraces five dimensions: the ecological, economic, social, cultural and whole systems design. While many sustainable solutions will weave together several of these strands, we present them according to the separate dimensions
as a way to facilitate your access to, and understanding of, the variety of approaches.
The Consultants profiled here are a sample of the GEN Consultants available worldwide.
For the past 20 years the Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) and it’s regional affiliate, GEN-Africa, have been developing a transformative model, using an integrated, multi-sectoral community-based approach to create sustainable and resilient ecovillage
communities in Africa and around the world. GEN is now developing a ‘Pan-African Ecovillage Development Programme’ designed to radically reform current development practices and put communities, sustainability, and wealth creation
at the heart of the development process.
We are looking for the best practices and success stories that can be replicated and scaled up. And we welcome governments, development and grassroots organizations, educational institutions, and intergovernmental organizations to join us in the development
of this novel programme.
Donating funds to GEN is a tangible way to contribute to this concrete and dynamic movement for positive change. Your donation helps to support and to spread ecovillages around the world. We invite donations to GEN International or a GEN Region.
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The Global Ecovillage Network envisions a world of empowered people and communities, designing pathways to a sustainable future, while building bridges of hope and international solidarity.
As a solution-based, multi-stakeholder alliance, GEN provides information, tools, examples, and representation to the expanding global network dedicated to demonstrating principles and practices of sustainability in their lifestyles and communities.