Educational project in Africa

Solution Library

Solution Library

Traditional and Innovatives Solutions for Sustainable living

The Solution Library first came to life as part of the “Ecovillage Strategies for Community Mobilization“ project lead by GEN Europe with generous funding by the Anne Lindh Foundation. The project is run in partnership with Center for Documentation of Cultural and Natural heritage, CULTNAT, Egypt; Association Rikab for Development Sustainability and Communication, Morocco; African Youth Initiative on Climate Change, Algeria; Peace Research Village Middle East, Palestine; and Guneşköy Çevre Kultur ve Işletme Kooperatifi, Turkey.

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.

Trees for Life Program

Trees for Life Program

The TREES FOR LIFE PROGRAM is an initiative of Community Without Borders Association (COWIBORA) working in collaboration with key environment stakeholders. The Trees for Life Program is targeting to produce 50,000 tree seedlings per public school for planting in state and local authority forest reserves and water catchments towers. The aim is to restore forest cover in Kenya from the current 1.7% to the recommended 10% cover.

2nd ecovillage Kinshasa workshop

2nd ecovillage Kinshasa workshop

2nd Intensive ecovillage Kinshasa workshop in eco village strategies for sustainability and adaptation to climate

The second intensive workshop on eco villages strategies in Kinshasa took place from 4 to 16 May 2015 at the Carter Center, the Center and IBI CEPROSEM village. 29 participants from Kinshasa, IBI village and the Développement.ont Faculty Institute benefited from this training.

Gaia University

Gaia University

Project-based, transformative action learning for Earth Regeneration

Gaia University is a global learning un/institution supporting transformative action learning through the use of online learning modules as well as self-designed and directed local projects. Student associates document their work in online ePortfolios which serve as life-long learning records of their achievements. Bachelors and Masters degrees and Diplomas in Permaculture Design, Transition Leadership and Action for Resilience. www.gaiauniversity.org or info@gaiauniversity.org.

GROW BIOINTENSIVE CENTRE KENYA

GROW BIOINTENSIVE CENTRE KENYA

The GROW BIOINTENSIVE AGRICULTURE CENTER OF KENYA (G-BIACK) is registered community based organization whose primary purpose is to train and promote GROW BIO INTENSIVE Agriculture (GBIA) as well as other community development options and initiatives among the small scale farm holders in rural areas of Central, Eastern, and Nairobi Provinces of Kenya. G-BIACK was initiated in 2008 to respond to the ever increasing poverty levels and food shortages that are facing our people especially in the rural areas.

General Memetics

General Memetics

sustainable culture thoughtware for ecovillage projects

General Memetics is a small (~10 persons) project-oriented team of mutually-committed Possibility Managers. Together we develop, document, and deliver powerful tools and processes for facilitating personal, organizational, and global shift to next culture... all open-code, and all copyleft. We also train others how to train others to do this to so as to increase the number and effectiveness of authentic shift agents on Earth.

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.

Misriyati

Misriyati

Misriyati was inspired by the growing intolerance among the different components of the Egyptian society: religions, social classes and cultural groups. These symptoms revealed the need to work on gaining a new awareness of our reality with its structures and relationships, of improving our competences and skills in dealing with diversity or in meeting conflict, and our re-adoption of values that can enhance peaceful living.

Rainbow Sustainability Commons

Rainbow Sustainability Commons

The Commons is a living and learning centre for sustainability, permaculture, and environmental education. We are a registered non-profit called Sihlangene Kokwethu--with a mission to promote self-sufficiency, sustainability and environmental stewardship through education and projects here at the Commons and in Impendle.

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

CENTRE DES HOMMES Atidéka méwona Avé

CENTRE DES HOMMES Atidéka méwona Avé

Agriculture, art and culture center for training

These are community development projects with the collective participation of our community Kpimé KPALIME TOGO, where the project takes place. Firstly it is:

 Green educator

Green educator

Educ-green, city-green, city-flowered.

1. Inventory of the biodiversity of the green species
Each member of the association is invited to make a scientific research of biodiversity to establish an inventory or a census of the trees, plants and flowers with photos that exist or that can withstand the climate of the willaya of Sidi Bel Abbes.
Once this first steps is completed, we will have to do:
 Classify species according to scientific criteria.
 Collect information about each species (type of soil supported, watering rate, planting period, how planted ... etc.)

Earth Deeds

Earth Deeds

Local Solutions to Global Warming

Earth Deeds offers innovative online tools for users to “onset” the social cost of their carbon footprints and support sustainability projects of their choice. We help ecologically-minded groups and individuals give back to the Earth and become “carbon conscious” by 1) measuring the carbon footprints of their activities and events, 2) raising funds to acknowledge their impacts, 3) efficiently distributing these funds to small, local sustainability projects of their choosing, and 4) receiving a Carbon Conscious Certification and promote their efforts

Oyo.

Oyo.

Streetkids art project

Short Description

ArtActivism, streetArt and socially engaged Art with street children in the Democratic Republic of Kongo.
Principle of social sculpture: Rise awareness through participatory processes

Contribute to support, education and integration of street children in Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

  Background

Arise Native Strong Woman to Empowe

Arise Native Strong Woman to Empowe

Arise Native Strong Woman to Empower the Rest in Development.
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.

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.

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

Association Arc en Ciel

Association Arc en Ciel

An idea born in 2005 in Ain Séfra and accredited as an association in April 2007, the association Arc-en-ciel has an educational and cultural organizations for the preservation of tangible and intangible heritage. Consisting mainly young university students, Rainbow Rainbow regularly organizes events and exhibitions for students and citizens for the advocacy of the preservation of our heritage, biodiversity and the environment in an educational setting.

Enriched Earth Ecovillage

Enriched Earth Ecovillage

Pioneering in Northern Ireland

Enriched Earth Ecovillage is an exciting project aspiring to create a pioneering and educational Ecovillage in Northern Ireland. For residents, guests, the local community, nationally and internationally we seek to become an inspiring example of best practice in sustainable living. We also seek to work closely with native culture through celebrating traditional music, food, festivals, customs, literature, language and dance.

Mama Duniani ECO City in Europe

Mama Duniani ECO City in Europe

Mamma Duniani city is a European Eco-city in development. At Mama Duniani city we aim to develop successful entrepreneurship, sustainable living together in trust as a community and develop solutions for a better Earth.

PCN Village  Movement

PCN Village Movement

Participating in rural community projects from education,healthcare,environmental conservation, agriculture, construction work,

PCN Village Movement is an initiative from Prime Care Network organization .It is a movement to create awareness of deprived rural communities and it’s associated problems and how they can be solved to benefit rural dwellers in Ghana and international volunteers on the project.

Gemeinschaftsland Sonnenwiese

Gemeinschaftsland Sonnenwiese

Gemeinschaftsgründung im schönen Muldental!

Möglichkeiten: Mehrgenerationenprojekt, Lernort, Permakultur, Allmende-Garten, Neubau Strohballenhaus, Landkauf von Bau- und Gartenland (bereits geschehen), Acker und Wald u.v.m.

Wer möchte mitmachen? Bereitschaft zur Mitarbeit, Initiative und regelmäßigen Treffen ist erwünscht.

bluetenreich@gmx.net

Outdated and incomplete projects

Type Evolution Region Posted Last updated
EM Cameroon Ecovillage Cameroon 25.08.2011 3 years 6 months ago
Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Ecovillage Ghana 25.08.2011 4 years 9 months ago
Solution Library Supportive project Established Africa, America, Asia 11.11.2013 2 years 2 months ago
Gaia University Educational Project Established Africa, America, Asia 30.10.2013 2 years 9 months ago
Community Action for Development (C Ecovillage Established Uganda 05.06.2012 2 years 9 months ago
Rainbow Sustainability Commons Permaculture Project Established South Africa 18.04.2012 3 years 8 months ago
Ecovillage Madagascar Ecovillage Under construction Madagascar 11.05.2014 2 years 9 months ago
Earth Deeds Network Under construction Africa, America, Asia 03.01.2015 2 years 5 days ago
ARCENCIEL ALGERIE Ecovillage Under construction Algeria 07.03.2012 3 years 6 months ago
Association Arc en Ciel Educational Project Initiative Algeria 29.06.2014 2 years 8 months ago