Gaia Education and GEN sign strategic Partnership Agreement


Honouring the strategic partnership between Gaia Education and GEN (Global Ecovillage Network).  The signing of this partnership between these two NGO organisations offers opportunities for new projects in education and solutions to achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals.

By Giovanni Ciarlo |

Gaia Education celebrates the signing of a framework for a strategic partnership agreement with its sister organisation, GEN (Global Ecovillage Network). The signing of this formal framework agreement opens the door to deeper and new collaborative projects in education and innovative solutions to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals for local communities and climate change reversal.

The two organisations have collaborated informally over the past 12 years, and share the 4D curriculum developed with the input of ecovillage educators from across the globe. The new partnership agreement calls for further collaboration and recognition of the close relationship between the two organisations.

The document was signed by the CEOs of both organisations, May East of Gaia Education and Kosha Joubert of GEN, in Findhorn, Scotland.

Excerpt from the partnership agreement:

  • Both organisations envision a world with a resilient future within planetary boundaries, where no one is left behind. A world of empowered citizens and communities, designing and implementing their own pathways to a sustainable future, building bridges of hope and international solidarity.
  • Both have focused on sustainability issues in communities. GEN has built a global network of sustainable communities actively involved with sustainability education, while Gaia Education has developed curriculum and courses on design for sustainability. And both share the intention to maximise educational impacts that create a positive future.
  • Both promote the strengthening of vibrant communities around the planet that regenerate their environments and implement the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Therefore, they agree to establish a partnership of collaboration on matters of mutual interest pertaining to common goals, and to formalize their cooperation by means of this framework.


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