Global Environments Network, in numbers


A global network


Participants of the Global Environments Summer Academies, Regional Academies and Community Environmental Leadership Exchanges automatically become members of the Global Environments Network (GEN), a collective leadership network that promotes social and environmental justice, strengthening wellbeing at scales from local to global. There are now over 330 GEN members from all over the world.




Participants and resource people from past Global Environments Summer Academies share their thoughts about GESA.



Evaluating GEN


In 2016, we launched a systematic process to evaluate the impact of our events and network on individuals and our global relevance. With this information we seek to continuously improve the service and support we offer. We continue to interview members to this end, inviting them to send us stories and short impact interview videos. Learn about our interview process and initial responses: GEN Interviews: Where is GEN, where are we going, and how should we get there?


In 2018 we will publish a GEN Impact Strategy: Watch this space!


Alumni collaborations

Over the years, we have seen alumni strengthen relationships and begin exciting collaborations after leaving the academy. They have come together to plan and carry out GEN events or other innovative work, some through support from the Alumni Innovation Fund.



GESA alumni were core coordinators of GEN’s first European Community Exchange in Barcelona in September 2017.


 Five GESA alumni organised a panel at the Conservation Optimism Summit in April 2017.

In collaboration IndigenEYEz (a connection facilitated by two GESA alumna), GDF hosted an arts and environmental leadership regional academy in Okanagan in June 2017.

[Read about other alumni collaborations here]



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