GEN Africa

Primary project category: 
Network
Evolution: 
Established
Special status: 
Continental network
Main language: 
English
Other languages: 
French
Arabic
Facebook page: 
https://www.facebook.com/genafricanetwork

Organization

African ecovillage association, promoting social resilience, environmental pro­tection and restoration of nature

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 foun­ded in 1996, and open to a wide range of projects regardless of their political, religious or cultural backgrounds.

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