REGEN-NATIONS – Whole Systems Co-Learning Journey & Regenerative Design Lab
ReGEN-Nations is a 6-month learning journey and regenerative design lab using whole systems thinking to design solutions for social, cultural, economic, and ecological resilience and regeneration. Coming from a region that is particularly vulnerable to the climate crisis coupled with challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, we aim to accompany participants in exploring ways that heal and restore ourselves, our communities and our natural environment. The program seeks to weave together the wisdom of our rich cultural heritage with locally appropriate social and scientific methods and technologies via coaching circles, workshops, webinars, and online working sessions.
Components of the ReGEN-Nations Program:
The program consists of the following components, and the participants learn together with all teams, facilitators, speakers and mentors across the 4 areas of regeneration: Social, Cultural, Economic and Ecological integrating into Whole Systems Design.
- Learning Journey: A learning journey for 6 months on the 4 areas of regeneration, integrating into whole systems design, and cross-pollinating best practices from diverse geographies and experiences.
- Leadership Coaching: Facilitator guided and peer to peer coaching circles to support in leadership needs and upskilling. This involves tools for leadership in complexity and practices for personal and collective well being.
- Ecosystem Stewardship: Engaging changemakers to activate, catalyze, and nurture relationships between their social and ecological ecosystems.
- Prototyping Lab: A regenerative design thinking lab to incubate and scale innovative solutions that address systemic challenges.
In 2020, ReGEN-Nations welcomed 16 teams from around Asia and the Pacific joining the program, with projects based in 11 countries represented: Singapore, Vietnam, Japan, Philippines, Australia, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Malaysia and Thailand.
Each team has a regenerative project in ideation or scaling stage that aims to address systemic issues in relation to cultural, social, economic or ecological challenges in relation to the climate crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic, the project ideas in which are designed to activate, nurture, and catalyze a community of practice or network in their respective country.
ReGEN-Nations is officially certified by Gaia Education and the UNESCO Global Action Program.
For more information about the program, please contact [email protected]