EDE Mingadi Village, Democratic Republic of Congo

Programme Description

This summer, ESPOIR POUR TOUS gives you the opportunity to become a Certified Community Coach in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and in their adaptation to the effects of climate change.

Join 60 Delegates of 4 villages in DRC (LIBULU, MINGADI 1, MINGADI 2 and DIAKI) at MINGADI Village in Kinshasa, for the annual Eco Strategies Education for Sustainable Development workshop, 2018!

By becoming a certified actor, you join the group of international actors educated in the certified standards of GAIA EDUCATION and GEN and committed to the positive change of societies.

Here is the bigest annual opportunity, in DRC and Central Africa for:

  • Travel in the Four Dimensional Development Introduction (4D);
  • Improve your skills in designing innovative sustainable development (ISD);
  • Discover the depth of your abilities and renew your thirst to commit to positive change with the Communities;
  • Deepen the practice of continuous learning methods adapted to adults;
  • Build a clear development project for your Community;
  • To meet actors engaged in ISD to have deep and constructive exchanges;
  • Build capacity for implementation of local sustainable development goals;

This program aims to help participants deal with the major contemporary problems of our society: effects of climate change, youth unemployment, population growth and loss of traditional local resources, rural exodus, urban population explosion with banditry and juvenile delinquency, poverty, youth emigration, desperation of communities, angry frustrations, through the understanding of GEN and Gaia Education’s holistic approach to Development (4D Development).

Programme Details

  • Summer 2020

  • Country: Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Course language: French

Current & Future EDE Programmes

What is an EDE (Ecovillage Design Education programme)?

Change Agents

Ecovillage Design Education programmes, often referred to as ‘EDEs’, take place in 50 countries in settings ranging from tribal and traditional communities to intentional ecovillages, from urban slum to universities and training centres. The duration of these programmes are around 125 hours over a full month, although this may vary slightly depending on where and when they are taken. The EDEs provide students of all ages with the knowledge and practical skills on how to design a society which uses energy and materials with greater efficiency, distributes wealth fairly and strives to eliminate the concept of waste.

How to run an EDE

Run a EDE Programme

Several of our EDE graduates have carried on organising EDE programmes in their local areas, and you are warmly encouraged to do so after completing your course.

The recommended time frame of an EDE is four weeks, however this is not fixed and varies with each individual programme.

The material can be condensed into smaller workshops, spread out over a longer period, or distributed in blocks at different times and locations.