REGEN-Nations – the programme of whole systems design for regeneration curated by Global Ecovillage Network Oceania & Asia – has recently ended its 2nd live cohort of 2022. This cohort was brewed in August 2021 and has gone through a rich journey full of learnings, especially with the 6-month live cohort.
The programme offers dedicated facilitation throughout five areas of regeneration (social, cultural, ecology, economic and whole systems design). Participants receive feedback on learning activities and coaching with real-world change makers to help projects develop solid foundations and resilience. In this second cohort, REGEN-Nations collaborates with Earth Regenerators to provide a platform of connection with a dedicated community space for changemakers to activate, catalyze, and nurture relationships between their social and ecological ecosystems, as well as other projects in the region.
Hosted on the GEN Learning Platform, REGEN-Nations is designed to be a regenerative design thinking lab to grow innovative solutions and address systemic challenges through not only videos and reading lessons but also different activities, action-oriented assignments and live exchange sessions.
Twelve participants of this second cohort went through 6 months with 84 hours of learning from 27 speakers, accompanied by 3 coaches and 4 facilitators. Five projects were presented in the last module and one of which was awarded the seed grant to aid the implementation of its whole systems design. The final projects are diverse in focus and approach, ranging from anthropology research; island ecosystem regeneration, to green spaces for youth education, community eco-labs and SMEs empowerment. The project “Green Innovation & Empowerment community for the SME Family Businesses” from China has received the final seed grant.
As the host of the programme, GEN Oceania & Asia sends our warmest gratitude to all the trainers, speakers, facilitators, partners and dedicated participants that have shared their part to make this course possible. We are looking forward to exploring different ways of integrating REGEN-Nations into different languages and topics and collaborating with educational institutions and schools to bring REGEN-Nations to a wider audience. Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are keen to collaborate with us.