The Global Environments Network community comprises highly motivated, exceptional students, professionals, practitioners, artists and activists from diverse backgrounds and disciplines who focus on the relationship between environment and society.


AFRICA      |      ASIA      |      EUROPE      |      LATIN AMERICA      |      NORTHERN AMERICA      |      PACIFIC



GEN Community Countries


Global Environments Summer Academy alumni

Ninety six (96) distinguished Masters and PhD students and professionals from a wide variety of academic disciplines were selected from around the world for GESA. Comprising speakers of 79 different languages from 43 countries, they have in common exceptional academic backgrounds and broad practical experiences, who have the capacity to become environmental leaders who impact academia, civil society, the private sector or government. GESA participants are highly motivated, willing to explore new ideas and techniques and eager to interact with other students and scholars.

Global Environments Regional Academy

Participants of the first GEN regional academy, held in the Dominican Republic in November 2015, are the Network’s most recent members to join the Network. 27 environmental change makers from neighbouring countries in Latin America participated in the Latin American Academy of Socio-Environmental Leadership (ALLSA) 2015 (Spanish title: 1a Academia Latinoamericana de Liderazgo Socio-ambiental).

Community Environmental Leadership Exchange

Seventy (70) Indigenous environmental leaders from over twelve First Nations have gathered during NACELE workshops, sharing innovative methodologies, examples, strategies and tactics to strengthen sovereignty and regenerate traditional knowledge. NACELE participants, from Canada and the United States, comprise Indigenous academics, tribal government members, Indigenous governance officials, and environmental practitioners and activists. They include representatives of Eat Your Heritage, a Guamanian movement for cultural revitalization through food sovereignty, and, with a regional focus on Northeastern First Nations for NACELE 2015, participants from Mohawk, Cree, Innu, Huron, and Abenaki Nations.

Resource People

The Network’s resource people include outstanding academics, professionals, artists, and activists who together represent an extraordinary diversity of backgrounds and experiences. To ensure continuity in mentoring and to allow personal relationships to develop organically, resource persons usually participate in our summer and regional academies for at least one week, some even staying on for the duration of the course. [see full list here]

Core Faculty

Core faculty comprises organisers from Global Diversity Foundation and resource people who, since the inaugural Global Environments Summer Academy in 2011, have taken on continued and dedicated roles in GEN activities and initiatives. [see full list here]



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