EDE Chiapas, Mexico

Programme Description

The EDE is hosted in Inla Kesh, a place where we are researching peace building tools. Inla Kesh is located in the south of Mexico in the State of Chiapas in a green valley of the Highlands. The location is in San Isidro Chichihuistan/Teopisca about 1 hour drive from San Cristobal de las Casas and 3 hours drive from the border to Guatemala, in an Indigenes Village.

For our first EDE in Inla Kesh, we are raising funds to give 6 scholarships to young committed Mexican changemakers. We are also seeking funds to install a solar water pump to strengthen the water management in a zone of drought and flood. You can support us here.

Programme Details

  • Training dates: 1 to 28 July 2018

  • Country: Mexico

  • Course language: Spanish

  • Contact: Monika Hôsterey monikamacro@gmail.com

Current & Future EDE Programmes

What is an EDE (Ecovillage Design Education programme)?

Change Agents

Ecovillage Design Education programmes, often referred to as ‘EDEs’, take place in more than 48 countries in settings ranging from tribal and traditional communities to intentional ecovillages, from urban slum to universities and training centres. The duration of these programmes are around 125 hours over a full month, although this may vary slightly depending on where and when they are taken. The EDEs provide students of all ages with the knowledge and practical skills on how to design a society which uses energy and materials with greater efficiency, distributes wealth fairly and strives to eliminate the concept of waste.

How to run an EDE

Run a EDE Programme

Several of our EDE graduates have carried on organising EDE programmes in their local areas, and you are warmly encouraged to do so after completing your course.

The recommended time frame of an EDE is four weeks, however this is not fixed and varies with each individual programme.

The material can be condensed into smaller workshops, spread out over a longer period, or distributed in blocks at different times and locations.