The five pillars that underpin the Global Environments Network are interwoven. The Network is composed of alumni, core faculty and resource people from our events: Global Environments Summer Academies, Global Environments Regional Academies and Community Environmental Leadership Exchanges. They collaborate as organisers and/or resource people on further GEN events and join forces to implement projects funded by the Alumni Innovation Fund, using GENet as their tool for online interaction, discussion and collaboration.
Summer academies nurture emerging environmental changemakers through peer to-peer learning and sustained interactions. Participants benefit through networking opportunities, enhanced communication skills and cutting-edge, transdisciplinary reflection. >>
Regional academies gather participants from within global regions to focus on specific environmental or social themes, and to witness compelling case studies of environmental resilience, ecological restoration and community adaptation to change. >>
These community-led exchanges are spaces for sharing innovative methodologies, examples, strategies and tactics to address specific issues and strengthen sovereignty. They aim to enhance wellbeing at community and landscape scales, seeding durable networks for mutual support. >>
GENet equips our community with an online communication platform that hosts areas for collaboration on specific alumni initiatives, trainings and exchanges, and an archive of articles, podcasts, videos and other resources. >>
Grants provided through the Alumni Innovation Fund stimulate the GEN community to maintain creative collaborations by implementing practical actions, convening mutual learning spaces and developing joint reflections. >>