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GEN Africa 2016 Conference

Ghana Permaculture Institute from- Techiman 1-6 Dec. Writen By: Niveen Adel

GEN Africa held its fourth conference in Africa after its initial  conference that was in SEKEM Egypt 2012. The second was held in GBIACK- Thika- Kenya in 2013. The third was a summit held in Dakar-Senegal 2014, which was the first direct encounter of GEN Africa with high governmental figures in its endeavor to scale up ecovillages, the second encounter was in AMCEN with environmental ministers - Egypt in April this year.

Research Newsletter April 2016

Here comes the third newsletter of the GEN research working group. We have an active period behind us. You have already received the report of the ecovillage research meeting in Rotterdam. In this newsletter you find:

Ecovillage research meeting

At DRIFT Rotterdam, Feb. 2016

The goal of this meeting has been share insights of academic research on ecovillages conducted so far, provide a good basis for more research cooperation, and to share dreams and strategies for future ecovillage research. Download the report of the meeting

Editorial Newsletter January 2016

Dear friends of ecovillages, dear ambassadors, members, allies throughout the world,

All dimensions

Two major crises of our time - climate change and the refugee crisis – are intertwining to reach historical dimensions. People the world over - and all beings of nature – are existentially threatened, with nowhere to turn to.

With RefuGEN on Lesvos

Nothing prepares you for Moria

RefuGEN was created by GEN Europe to help support refugees arriving in Lesbos, Greece - more than 1,000 arrive to the island daily. GEN has established a volunteering hub on the island, committing volunteers through June 2016. Leila Dregger of the Tamera Ecovillage shares her experience as one of RefuGEN's first volunteers.

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You can be part of making sustainable dreams come alive in 2016! All around the world there are communities and people doing amazing work to take care of  people and the planet.