Since the first Global Environments Summer Academy in 2011, alumni have returned to ensuing summer academies, regional academies and community exchanges, providing highly successful contributions as resource people and co-coordinators, and generating cross-cohort continuity.
GEN Partnerships involve supporting individuals and organisations whose values and missions are aligned with those of the Network, via informal, often in-kind collaborations. Selected partnerships support existing projects and ideas, contributing to their development and implementation. [Photo: Land Workers’ Alliance]
Ideas borne from intense discussions held at GEN events have led to successful project collaborations. GEN members have also seized opportunities to engage in other settings, such as conferences and ad-hoc meetings, strengthening bonds while creating spaces for intellectual debate.
Through an ongoing project in Venezuela, project leaders are supporting efforts to alleviate malaria among Jotï, Eñepa and Piaroa, with the aim to rebuild these communities’ strong capacity to maintain their wellbeing.
In 2020, we are giving away seed funding – via Project Packages – to GEN members who have a project idea which they need support for turning their ideas from dreams to reality. Each ‘package’ includes seed funding as well as mentoring, comms support and advice from GEN team members and resource people.
2020 GEN Projects include:
Re-weaving threads: Revitalization of the Mapuche traditional loom and forest natural dyes in southern Andes, Chile, by Antonia Barreau, Julian Caviedes & Constanza Monterrubio
Indigenous wisdom and ecopsychology for empowering emerging Latin American change makers: moving from COVID disruption to better social and ecological wellbeing, by Daniel Abreu, Manuela Fernandez and Abigail Quic
#CeritalahOrang – Malaysian Primates Story and Activity Book, by Aini Hasanah Abd Mutalib
The Poli: Responsible Consumption for a Sustainable Future, by Mohammad Azim
GEN members who find a common ground while at a GEN event as well as through connections made with other members of the Network work together to publish articles.