Coordination Circle Lead Link, Strategy Lead, Ecovillage Resilience +2.5 Initiator & Lead
GEN Staff, GEN Trainer, GEN Consultant, GEN Network Steward
Previously GEN's Education and Research Director, Anna now serves as the Lead Link of the organisation’s Strategy & Coordination Teams. She is also the initiator, co-contributor and lead facilitator of the Ecovillage Resilience +2.5 project. Anna is the founder of the GEN Online Academy and cocreator of several online and face-to-face courses, resources and materials for community-basedneducation for regenerative development, such as the European Ecovillage Incubator CLIPS, Ecovillage Design Cards, and the Global Ecovillage Network Training of Trainers, Regenerative Design, and Entrepreneurship courses. She led the development of the Ecovillage Impact Assessment, and is a driver behind the implementation of shared governance in the organisation and network.
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 and a Trustee of both Transition Network and Gaia Education.
Originally from Sweden, Anna lives in the French Pyrenees. She previously spent ten years in the Findhorn Ecovillage in Scotland, where she served in numerous roles related to whole community governance and development, or food growing. Beyond Findhorn, she has visited, worked with, or taught in more than 50 ecovillages on 4 continents.
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Coaching can support people to find their own way forward, own their own solutions and do the things that they say they intend to do … Read more
Earlier this month the International Panel for Climate Change, IPCC, published the final part of their Sixth Assessment Report, Mitigation of Climate change - featuring the Findhorn Ecovillage Community on the cover. The picture shows the East Whins cohousing cluster, part of the Findhorn ecovillage, with superinsulated adjoining homes built with ecological materials. The buildings face the equator for maximum solar gain. They are topped with solar PV and water heaters and have rain … Read more
Completing a 2 year collaboration, we are proud to launch a series of resources aiming to build capacity for blended and transformative learning for socio-ecological transition. These include: Guides to Blended Learning and Communities of PracticeA competency framework for trainers and community catalystsA Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion methodology All of which you can find below! Collaboration Partners BLAST was a strategic collaboration of transformative educators … Read more
I am writing this from within the COP26 Blue Zone, in the middle of a day full of meetings with Governments and partner organisations all interested in applying and scaling the ecovillage model in different ways. GEN is at COP26 to create visibility for the ecovillage approach to a sustainable present and future, to nurture existing and new relationships that enable GEN to scale and achieve our mission, to reaffirm and expand our agreements and commitments with Governments and partners in the … Read more
The team of the Glarisegg EDE invites you to join their amazing 34 day exploration of how to be the change you want to see in the world - taking place from January 22 to February 25 2018 in the beautiful Schloss Glarisegg ecovillage in Switzerland. Sign up now to grab one of the last free spaces! This Ecovillage Design Education (EDE) course, certified by both Gaia Education and GEN, is named "Creating a Transformative Culture" highlighting a new way of being and acting that organically … Read more
Comunidades Resilientes – por diseño Las herramientas en tus manos para el mundo que si queremos…más allá de la sustentabilidad, hacia sistemas integrados y una cultura regenerativa bioregional! Programme Details: Training dates: 13 January to 10 February 2018 Course language: Spanish Website: http://www.elmanzano.org Contact: Javiera Carrion at [email protected] … Read more
You are warmly invited to join and support this intensive training and gathering of young Asian and Oceanian change-makers on the topic of holistic approaches to sustainability! Both training and conference take place at the Gaia Ashram in Thailand, one of the operational homes of NextGENOA, GEN Oceania and Asia's youth branch. You can read more about the location and programme here. To make it easier and accessible for young people to attend the programs, NextGENOA are woking to keep … Read more
The Global Ecovillage Network is made up of thousands of individuals and communities all over the world, innovating, rediscovering and implementing regenerative, just and pioneering ways of living together. The Hildur Jackson Award is given to extraordinary projects and exceptional solutions that bring the most impactful inspiration about ecovillages/ecovillage lifestyles into a broad audience. Join us in this free webinar to hear the jury announce this year's winners, meet the winners … Read more
GEN: Catalysing Community Power for a Regenerative Future - with Kosha Joubert Wednesday May 3, 6 PM BST (British Summer Time) - see you local time here Get your link to join! - https://zoom.us/webinar/register/4f48ca0b832855ddc5b9141539e44ee6 What is an ecovillage, and what kind of networks exist to represent and amplify their voices? Join the Global Ecovillage Network’s Executive Director Kosha Joubert to discuss what GEN is, what kind of work ecovillages are doing around the world, and … Read more
Intentional Ecovillages and Their Role in Global Transformation - with Sabine Lichtenfels and Macaco Tamerice Thursday, 20 April 18:00 BST (British Summer Time) - Find your timezone here Register here and get your link to join! Ecovillages have long been places of alternative living and solutions, but what is their potential and impact beyond the village itself? Hear Sabine and Macaco tell the stories of two of the oldest and most established ecovillages: Tamera in Portugal and Damanhur in … Read more