ECOVILLAGE DESIGN EDUCATION
The Ecovillage Design Education (EDE) program is meant for those wishing to learn about sustainability principles, and especially for those who might like to plan a an ecovillage in their local community.
The main objective of this program is to develop non-formal education courses with a philosophy of change and evidence-based spiritual, moral and cultural transformation of mindfulness and consciousness, which will work as an intervention point for systemic change in sustainable agricultural systems and community development.
In addition, we also aim to:
Program based on GEN “Living and Learning”
EDE courses generally take place in sustainable communities where local citizens live what they learn, based on the principles of the Global Ecovillage Network “Living and Learning” - theoretical teaching material illustrated by local fieldwork, exercises, games and based learning in projects.
The Ecovillage Design Education (EDE) Course is a 120 hours comprehensive curriculum developed and certified by Gaia Education. It has been slightly adapted by Better World Cameroon (BWC) to meet the needs of local communities and the climate realities in Cameroon. It includes the main 4 areas relevant to Climate Change Adaptation practices - Social, Culture, Economy, and Ecology.
A team of AFRICAN WAY that has undergone and helped deliver the EDE course at BWC will serve as co-facilitators on the first EDE in Portugal.