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EDE Chiapas, Mexico

Programme Description

The EDE is hosted in Inla Kesh, a place where we are researching peace building tools. Inla Kesh is located in the south of Mexico in the State of Chiapas in a green valley of the Highlands. The location is in San Isidro Chichihuistan/Teopisca about 1 hour drive from San Cristobal de las Casas and 3 hours drive from the border to Guatemala, in an Indigenes Village.

There are three price options for this course: 26,000/25,000/23,500 pesos Mexicano (equivalent to $1,400/1,300/1,200 USD).

The higher fee helps support others to attend, the middle fee covers the EDE costs and enables course development, and the low fee is the early bird price of the course.

Programme Details

  • Training dates: 07 July 2019 to 19 April 2020

  • Location: Chichihuistán, Mexico

  • Course language: Spanish

  • Contact: Monika Hôsterey


Current & Future EDE Programmes

What is an EDE (Ecovillage Design Education programme)?

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Ecovillage Design Education programmes, often referred to as ‘EDEs’, take place in more than 48 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.