Ecovillage project in Africa

Rainbow Homestead Sustainability Co

Rainbow Homestead Sustainability Co

Rainbow Homestead Sustainability Commons

The Rainbow Homestead & Sustainability Commons is a living and learning centre registered as a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to environmental sustainability, cooperation, local economic development, and "small is beautiful" principles.

Mission:To be a positive response to the destruction which the planet and its population are suffering due to unsustainable agriculture, industry, consumerism, and non-renewable energy lifestyles.

Youth and skill Development

Youth and skill Development

Women, Orphans and Vulnerable Children, War affected communities, Internally Displaced children rural families and the Youth in Southern Sudan face enormous challenges related to occupation, conflict, deep rural poverty, food insecurity and lack of extracurricular activities. The need to maintain traditional agricultural practices grows as the consequences of Occupation and conflict threaten farming livelihoods. As the just ended 22 year civil war deny Southern Sudanese the right to access agricultural areas and trade restrictions limit the achievements of the agriculture sector.

Benin Ecotourism Concern (ECO-BENIN

Benin Ecotourism Concern (ECO-BENIN

Benin Ecotourism Concern (ECO-BENIN)

Eco-Benin is a Beninese NGO promoting community-based ecotourism in Benin since 10 years. As a member of The International Ecotourism Society (TIES), Eco-Benin is working to ensure better living conditions for communities at local and national level through the promotion and the development of ecotourism and eco-development initiatives as a sustainable way of managing natural resources in Benin.

Eco- peace project

Eco- peace project

The Eco peace programme aims at promoting eco peace (pro active) culture and advocate for environmental rights to have access to land and to attain rational use of natural resources and ensure sustainable livelihoods. Eco peace advocates to achieving the MDGs targeting poverty eradication and ensuring environmental sustainable development.
Specific Objectives
? To advocate at the state and national levels among stakeholders for equitable sharing of the resources with emphasis on land rights.

SEKEM

SEKEM

When Dr. Ibrahim Abouleish returned to Egypt in 1977 to start the SEKEM initiative he had a strong vision deep in his heart: In the midst of sand and desert I see myself standing as a well drawing water. Carefully I plant trees, herbs and flowers and wet their roots with the precious drops. The cool well water attracts human beings and animals to refresh and quicken themselves. Trees give shade, the land turns green, fragrant flowers bloom, insects, birds and butterflies show their devotion to God, the creator, as if they were citing the first Sura of the Qu’ran.

Empower capacities of Pygmees and s

Empower capacities of Pygmees and s

Empower capacities of Pygmees and street children Communauties in DRC

Pygmees are the powerest communauties in DRC and in central africa with only 2% of access to education, no acces to land. The human rights are not recognised.
RDC have more than 34000 Street children after wars and crises during which DRC more than 5 000 000 of personns died and more than 1 300 000 villages was destroyed.Street children don't have access to education and they are living in severe discrimination and hard conditions, wth out protection.

Ndanifor Permaculture Eco Village

Ndanifor Permaculture Eco Village

Reconnecting Youth & Women to their Community Values

Ndanifor Permaculture Eco Village (NPE)

VISION: Restoration of the broken communities of Cameroon and the Central African region using African Permaculture that creates a new sense of purpose for unemployed youth.

MISSION: Deliver Eco Village Education for Sustainability Design Courses using Global Eco Village Network strategy and GAIA Education to form a corps of Trainers of Trainers for the African Eco Village Movement.

Guede Chantier

Guede Chantier

Guédé Chantier is a thriving eco-commune with approximately 7,000 inhabits and is located on the banks of the Doué River in the Senegal River valley.

Ndem

Ndem

Ndem is a community in the inner country of the ‘Bassin Arachidier’ of Senegal, the Peanut Growing basin of the Sahel region http://www.ndem.info/ . The area suffered rapid desertification and soil loss due to the climatic changes combined with the extensive monoculture of peanut that was once introduced by the French for export to its other territories. The rapid exodus reached its peak with the drought conditions in the 1980s that hit most of West Africa.

Kingstone Youth Association for Dev

Kingstone Youth Association for Dev

Kingstone Youth Association for Development
ISEES Living and Learning Center

ISEES Living and Learning Center

ISEES Ecovillage

ISEES Ghana is a living and learning center that provides innovative energy and environmental solutions and technologies for ecovillages, traditional and transitional communities to transform into sustainable communities.

We train sustainable leaders in sustainable energy solutions such as biogas, clean cookstoves, solar PV for lighting, heating, water pumping for irrigation and community water supply systems, waste water harvesting and purification systems among others

Mbame

Mbame

The project started when they were looking around and discovered that the mangrove were disappearing so they went to the elders to ask what caused that, and if was a natural or human cause. The answer they got was that it was mainly a human impact. The people were cutting the mangrove for fuel and building which also read the high salination of their land.

Mama Na Bana

Mama Na Bana

Ecovillage & Permaculture Center

A passionate initiative to support deprived people in congo and create sustainable communities in Congo and south Africa, Bitshulualua Kekana initiated a ecovillage project in Congo to improve the well being of her people. Located in the heart of Congo, Mama Na Bana Ecovillage is promoting sustainable livestyles in Congo and South Africa.

Ngaparou

Ngaparou

Sos environment is a lab within Ngaparou ecovillages which incubates many projects, so the targets are permaculture, research on human and animal food and renewable energy.
In Ngaparou we are trying to bring to the population through the results of work done in SOS lab all what they need to make the transition from the stage they are to an ecovillage.
We have defined 3 steps in the transition from traditional design to ecovillage design. These steps bring competition spirit in the minds. The highest is the 3rd step wherease all communities want to be on the highest step.

Midrand EcoCity

Midrand EcoCity

The EcoCity Trust is an initiative of the City of Johannesburg. It was established in 1999 by the Midrand Town Council and is now 'owned' by the Johannesburg council and driven by the EcoCity Trust.

This project marks the collaboration of a large team of people - the community, the council and a small trust - working together to achieve a better, greener, life for all.
Vision

GEN Ghana

GEN Ghana

Ghana Ecovillage Network - www.genghana.org

Efforts to create sustainable human settlements and ecovillages have been recognized by the government of Ghana. Initiated by a dynamic group of sustainability leaders, Ghana Ecovillage network was formed in 2012 and Incorporated in January 14, 2013 and given the permit to commence operations on 22nd January 2013.

GEN Ghana has evolved over the years since 2013.
GEN Ghana is a strong national network with active membership of about 120,
There has been 2 Ecovillage Design Education Courses (EDEs) organized at the Kumasi Institute of Tropical Agriculture (KITA) and the Ghana Permaculture Institute (GPI) with about 70 participants trained.
GEN Ghana has also hosted 3 National conferences and also hosted the 5th African Ecovillage Conference in December 2016.
There is an Active NEXTGEN Youth promoting ecovillage strategies and influencing policies at their district and national levels.
GEN Ghana is open for cooperation with other national networks, ecovillage projects, volunteers and interns who will like to partner. There is an active group. Thanks to GEN International and GEN Denmark (LOES) for their support in building GEN Ghana
Kindly visit www.genghana.org for further details or contact genghana2013@gmail.com

The Youth Support for Development O

The Youth Support for Development O

The Youth Support for Development Organisation

The project is about Empowerment of Youth through productive and development of Vacation courses/skills.

Nawaya

Nawaya

Nawaya is an Egyptian initiative created to provide extension and advisory services to small-scale, rural communities. Nawaya is deeply concerned for the future of these communities, particularly with regard to food sovereignty and environmental health. Nawaya’s working approach is dictated by its challenge: without the opportunity for rural communities to experience working solutions for sustainable living practices, it is highly unlikely they will adopt them.

Igunga Ecovillage

Igunga Ecovillage

Building resilience against Climate Change

The Ecovillage Project will increase resilience of local communities through a holistic, landscape oriented program that integrates interventions in the fields of water buffer and natural resource management, sanitation, reforestation, agriculture, livestock, fisheries, weather forecasting and monitoring, gender, market development and participatory decision-making.

Oude Molen Ecovillage

Oude Molen Ecovillage

The Oude Molen Eco Village was initially conceptualised as a micro enterprise village by a social entrepreneur & established by a group of tenants in 1997 and grew within the 1st two years to 70 tenants.
The property consists of a previously abandoned and vandalised psychiatric hospital with the Provincial Government as the lead custodian. The project has evolved with a variety of committees achieving many developmental milestones, having overcome many internal and external challenges and obstacles over the years.

BLED ECOLO

BLED ECOLO

We are establishing one of the first Eco village in Morroco, based on Foreigners.
The site is located 50 Km from Marrakech, on the road of Ourazazatte.
The Altitude is 1000 m high, and nature is luxuriante.
Water is well present.

YOUTH ECOVILLAGE KENYA

YOUTH ECOVILLAGE KENYA

Youth Eco-village Kenya is a net work of youth organizations operating in Kenya on the shores of Lake Victoria. The group

Hearth & Soul Eco Farm

Hearth & Soul Eco Farm

We are situated in a beautiful indigenous Cape flora area in South Africa, with our own spring water tapped straight from the mountain, a poplar forest and a eucalyptus woodlot.
The farm is ideally located 2hrs drive from Cape Town, and 50km from Hermanus, a town with services, supplies and infrastructure.

Currently we operate as a spiritual retreat centre, and are in the process of developing our own sustainable organic vegetable and food supply. We aim to attract like-minded people to settle and develop a permanent eco-community here.

University of Me

University of Me

Eco-Village and Learning Center

My idea is one of starting a communal eco-living and Learning Centre in a 10 acres piece of land that I own in Kenya. The land is on top of one of the most beautiful mountains in the world with classic views of 6 other adorable mountains, the historic Lambwe Valley, the Great Lake Victoria and the Ruma National Park, greatest bird views of all time, wonderful and welcoming people of Kenya and an excellent rural setting to just get in touch with nature.

Bloemendal Farm Ecovillage

Bloemendal Farm Ecovillage

The plot is in Cape Town, South Africa. It is about 20km out of the city center and in an area already known as the bread-basket of Cape Town, as alot of the daily vegetable consuption comes from this area. The land itself has not been used for agriculture for over 20 years now. We are a small community that lives here, but I think that now is a good time to start making more progress. Now is the time to make better use of green technologies and to start networking with other communities so as to learn and share information etc.

Honeyville Farm

Honeyville Farm

Honeyville Nature Reserve is situated in the Eastern Cape bordering the Baviaanskloof Nature Reserve.It is an hour from Port Elizabeth inland from Jeffreys Bay and Cape St Francis and St Francis Bay. It is composed of 800 hectares of land of which only 45 hectares are reserved for sustainable development. The remaining land is protected wild land and rich in biodiversity. Of the 30 hectares of old arable land we are currently farming organic produce on 10 acres..

Green Canvas of Light

Green Canvas of Light

Permaculture Ecovillage in the Wilderness Lakes area of the Garden Route in South Africa

Green Canvas of Light is a conscious sustainable permaculture development project on a beautiful and fertile 50ha forest-farm in the Wilderness Lakes area of the Garden Route in South Africa.

Full details about this project can be found on our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/green.canvas.of.light/

Our Vision:

• The creation of an integrated, mature and sustainable community that is based on respect, wisdom and love.

Zuvuya

Zuvuya

Located in the mist belt of the Kwa-zulu Natal Midlands. We have 3 waterfalls with many natural spring, 60 acres pine forest, 2 indiginous forests, loads of cliff and mountain face with grasslands below. there are 3 permamnent families living on the community with several other members living off site. Our celbrate our earth based beliefs, such as solstice, winter and summer, beltane and spring equinox with like minded circles and dance parties. We plan to be off the grid by 2012.

Ecovillage Madagascar

Ecovillage Madagascar

Improving quality of life of people in rural areas

Ecovillage Madagascar is an initiative started in 2013.

In the short and medium term, the objectives of Ecovillage are four fold:

. to improve the quality of life of rural population
. to educate population in ecological and economical sustainable living using permaculture design and techniques
. to engage in continuous research and development activities to improve continuously the quality of life
. to recreate a natural relaxing and regenerating environment for humans

Redemption

Redemption

A piece of beach land to serve as an eco village to promote torism and recycling

Ubuntu Village

Ubuntu Village

Ubuntu Village in Uganda

Welcome to Ubuntu Village. I am Michele Mitchell, a woman with a dream to help our families and communities become sustainable, self-reliant, and an example of organic global cooperation. While I created the concept years ago, I have finally taken my experience as an office manager to work hand in hand with Badru and the Kids in Kalisizo, Uganda as our first outreach. I am passionate in this and wish for all in my African family to have the chance to reach their highest potential, as a see everyone as a seed of their highest potential.

Strawbery Fierlds Ecolodges and Per

Strawbery Fierlds Ecolodges and Per

Strawbery Fierlds Ecolodges and Permaculture Garden

Our project based in Knosd area, south region of Ethiopia, a small eco-lodge based on Konso local villages style, where the Konso area quite known by terracing and unique agricultural systems and techniques (with UNISCO award).
our construction now containign the accomoddation (Koso village) and a permaculture farm to supply the lodge with food (75%).

we expected to commence woprk by the biginning of the coming year - 2008, I will post \'if possible\' a complete profile next time I log.

Nebo Mountain Lodge

Nebo Mountain Lodge

We are situated in the heart of South Africa

We have designed mind maps covering all areas of sustainable living. From how to live again with the earth, to Body Mind and Soul. We wish to bring together like minded people, to help bring the potential of these ideas into reality.

Integrated Community Based Sub-Wate

Integrated Community Based Sub-Wate

Integrated Community Based Sub-Watershade Managment to Combat Climate Change and Improve the Livilihoods of Vulnurable Commiu...

The Abaya and Chamo watershed areas around Bare, Sikela and Edget Ber Kebele is highly affected by degradation of the natural environment , climate change, loss of bio-diversity, and loss of top soil due to erosion which ends with siltation and pollution problems in the Lake Abaya and Lake Chamo. The meager management of natural resources is the major concern in ensuring sustainable development.

Mfangano Island ecoVillage

Mfangano Island ecoVillage

This exists in a remote island in Lake Victoria-Kenya, in a permaculture & organic farm. With traditional grass thatched roof and round hats with mad wall. Bird watching, fishing and hill climbing is fun here.

Umphakatsi Peace Ecovillage

Umphakatsi Peace Ecovillage

Promote and learn about:
- Trust for self and others
- Promote optimum use of resource and low impact lifestyle
- All voices must be heard
- Promote daily activities on healing of body, mind, soul and spirit.
- Allow spontaneity and creativity
- Use and development of images supporting our vision
- Research and practice on renewable energy, wastemanagement, biodiversity and innovative technologies
- Natural learning promoted
- Use rights based approaches to holistic sustainable development

abibiman

abibiman

A piece of beach land to serve as an eco village to promote torism and

Berg-en-dal

Berg-en-dal

The farm has been divided into three zones, according to the principles of permaculture: residential, agricultural and wilderness. In the wilderness area we will be rehabilitating indigenous vegetation, regenerating damaged land, propagating seed and preserving existing ecosystems. Wilderness regions also provide environments for the growing of rare, indigenous plants, many of which are medicinal.

MACODA Eco Ville

MACODA Eco Ville

The MACODA Eco Ville is made of 26 towns and villages of the Tewor District of Cape Mount County Liberia. The aim of the project is to reconstruct the community after 14 years of Civil War in Liberia and to introduce sustainable livelihoods to prevent rural -urban migration for the people to move from Tewor District to Monrovia the Capital City of Liberia.

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Type Evolution Region Posted Last updated
oneVillage Foundation-Kenya Ecovillage Kenya 25.08.2011 4 years 9 months ago
Shaster Foundation Ecovillage South Africa 25.08.2011 4 years 9 months ago
association tafaoul pour l'environn Ecovillage Morocco 25.08.2011 4 years 9 months ago
Noorspoort Guest Farm Ecovillage South Africa 25.08.2011 4 years 9 months ago
Eco Yoff Community program Ecovillage Senegal 25.08.2011 4 years 9 months ago
Permacore (Permaculture Foundation Ecovillage South Africa 25.08.2011 4 years 9 months ago
KUMASI INSTITUTE OF TROPICAL AGRICU Ecovillage Ghana 25.08.2011 4 years 9 months ago
Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Ecovillage Ghana 25.08.2011 4 years 9 months ago
TERRE DES JEUNES TOGO Ecovillage Togo 25.08.2011 4 years 9 months ago
The United Youth League(Gh) Ecovillage Ghana 25.08.2011 4 years 9 months ago
King Kauluma Museum & Eco Village p Ecovillage Namibia 25.08.2011 4 years 9 months ago
Felix & Partner S.a.r.l.u Ecovillage Togo 25.08.2011 4 years 9 months ago
CRESP Ecovillage Senegal 25.08.2011 4 years 9 months ago
EM Cameroon Ecovillage Cameroon 25.08.2011 3 years 6 months ago
Association pour la Recherche et la Ecovillage Cameroon 25.08.2011 4 years 9 months ago
Tlholego Ecovillage Ecovillage South Africa 25.08.2011 4 years 9 months ago
Tammr Henna Ecovillage Egypt 25.08.2011 4 years 9 months ago
De Villiers Sheard CC Ecovillage South Africa 25.08.2011 3 years 6 months ago
service for peace Ecovillage Ghana 25.08.2011 4 years 9 months ago
Kuthumba Ecovillage Ecovillage South Africa 25.08.2011 4 years 9 months ago
OUR LIFE YOUTH FOUNDATION Ecovillage Nigeria 25.08.2011 4 years 9 months ago
Ekukhanyeni Relief Project Ecovillage South Africa 25.08.2011 4 years 9 months ago
Students for Global Democracy Ugand Ecovillage Uganda 25.08.2011 4 years 9 months ago
Cameroon Vision Trust Ecovillage Cameroon 25.08.2011 4 years 9 months ago
Africa Inroads Ecovillage South Africa 25.08.2011 4 years 9 months ago
Sustainable Development Resource Ce Ecovillage Uganda 25.08.2011 4 years 9 months ago
City Pulse - Solar Energy Solutions Ecovillage Egypt 25.08.2011 4 years 9 months ago
HB Volunteer Uganda Ecovillage Uganda 25.08.2011 3 years 6 months ago
Social Development Resource Centre Ecovillage South Africa 25.08.2011 4 years 9 months ago
Empower capacities of Pygmees and s Ecovillage Established Congo (Kinshasa) 28.09.2011 2 years 9 months ago
Mbame Ecovillage Established Senegal 14.12.2014 2 years 3 months ago
Community Action for Development (C Ecovillage Established Uganda 05.06.2012 2 years 9 months ago
Midrand EcoCity Ecovillage Established South Africa 25.08.2011 4 years 9 months ago
Islanders Permaculture Ecovillage Ecovillage Under construction Kenya 25.08.2011 4 years 9 months ago
Earth Deeds Network Under construction Africa, America, Asia 03.01.2015 2 years 2 days ago
Asase De Mu Ecovillage Under construction Ghana 25.08.2011 4 years 9 months ago
ARCENCIEL ALGERIE Ecovillage Under construction Algeria 07.03.2012 3 years 6 months ago
Ecofinder Kenya Ecovillage Under construction Kenya 25.08.2011 4 years 9 months ago
Ecovillage Madagascar Ecovillage Under construction Madagascar 11.05.2014 2 years 9 months ago
Jonathan Ecovillages Research Project Initiative Africa, Europa 13.12.2013 2 years 3 days ago
Sustainable Community Based Tourism Network Initiative Africa 17.08.2014 2 years 5 months ago