GEN+20 Summit: Living the New Story

Celebrating 20 Years of the Global Ecovillage Network and 10 Years of Gaia Education


Connecting Communities for a Sustainable World

Hosted by the Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) and GEN-Africa (Ngor, Dakar, Senegal) 

Registration Now open for the Global Ecovillage Summit.

IMPORTANT NOTICE!!!  WHO announced  on 17 October 2014 that the outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Senegal is over

Transition to Resilience Training

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We are creating a European Learning Partnership that brings together the expertise of different European organisations for lifelong adult education in the field of social, economical and ecological sustainability, funded by the EU Lifelong Learning Program.

Welcome to the GEN-Europe Conference at ZEGG 9-13 July 2014

You are warmly invited to join us and get an updated and personal connection to what is happening throughout the European and Global networks of GEN at the moment. 

GEN-movements are breathing and unfolding all over the world – and from all regions of Europe, practitioners will be coming to join and inspire us.

Ecovillages act as research and training centres for sustain­able development within wider society. 

NextGEN Europe Conference, July 4th - 13th, 2014 in ZEGG, Germany


This year NextGEN-Europe conference will be an event full of opportunities to connect, share inspiration and weave a strong network.

Young people from all over Europe will come together!

If you are a young person who is somehow involved in the ecovillage network - or you want to be so in the future - we warmly invite you to bring your experience, dreams and being into our conference!

Gen Africa Summit 10-14 Dec 2014

Gen Africa summit is to be held in Senegal.

Tentative schedule is from 10-14 December 2014

Stay tuned for further announcements!



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Who Are We

GEN-Africa is the African ecovillage association, promoting social resilience, environmental pro­tection and restoration of nature through the concept of ecovillages as models for sustainable human settlements. We actively support the de­vel­opment of ecovillages and networks in all parts of Africa.

GEN-Africa is a membership organisation that emerged with the support of GEN - Europe which was foun­ded in 1996, and open to a wide range of projects regardless of their political, religious or cultural backgrounds.

What we do

  1. Makes visible to the world the dynamic and impressive work already being done on the ground to develop sustainable community solutions all over Africa
  2. Empowers these projects and the people involved by connecting them to each other and to like-minded individuals and organisations worldwide
  3. Facilitates South-South and South-North exchange of inspiration, information and training amongst ecovillages and related projects
  4. Invites traditional village networks into the ecovillage network on the basis of deep respect for the wisdom they still hold

African Permaculture Revolution Continues Across The Continent

The European branch of GEN-Europe (GEN) is assisting inthe emergence of GEN-Africa ( as an independent branch of the global network – there is a lot happening. All over Africa inspiration is being offered to the ecovillage network. In the face of climate change and resource depletion, a network that builds bridges in a spirit of collaboration and mutual respect deserves respect.


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