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We stress the importance of social learning as the most important process for sustainable development, where knowledge is produced by all actors and is constantly evolving. Our learning approaches ensure that project-based interventions involve full participation of local organisations while providing an empowering experience for all.
Technical support is given by our global network of ecovillage educators, known as the GEESE, and constituted by experts from pioneering research and development centres for carbon-constrained lifestyles. Core technical support offered by the GEESE include
- Participatory mapping of community forests, land and resource use areas
- Community capacity building and institutional development
- Engaging government, institutional stakeholders and policies
- Participatory village scenario planning and the design of project activities
- Baseline assessments of community livelihoods, governance and resource use
We take pride in being active in sharing lessons learned from project-based activities with several networks of movements for social transformation; amongst them Global Ecovillage Network (GEN), Transition Network, (TN) and the European Network for Local, Community-based Action on Climate Change (ECOLISE).