GEN Ghana works to promote sustainable development in communities by transitioning traditional communities into ecovillages.
To promote ecovillage concept in communities, we introduce our eco-strategies or interventions gradually to show examples of sustainability and to be able to transform communities and societies into ecovillages or sustainable communities.
During the Ecovillage Design Education Course held at the Kumasi Institute of Tropical Agriculture, between February 15th to March 15th 2016, participants developed eco-strategies and how they can be implemented into our communities to enhance sustainability.
Some of these eco-strategies are
- Waste management – waste separation and recycling
- Tree planting and afforestation
- Renewable Energy – Solar lighting and Clean Cookstoves
- Organic Farming, Permaculture, Food Gardens and Food Sovereignty
- Beekeeping and biodiversity conservation
- Herbal and Alternative Medicine
- Green Building and Eco-houses
- Mushroom Production, and Alternative income generation initiatives (soap and creams from Moringa, hybiscus drink (sobolo), honey processing, bead making, bamboo processing among others.