• Konohana Family, Japan
  • Konohana Family, Japan
  • Wongsanit Ashram, Thailand
  • Orissa, India
  • Wongsanit Ashram, Thailand
  • In Pang Network, Thailand
  • Crystal Waters, Australia
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GENOA International Conference 2014

We will be hosting our first international conference in India this year “Ecovillages for Sustainable Development - Models for Climate Change Adaptation", from October 31st ~ November 7th , 2014 in Orissa, India.

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Gaia Ashram Internship in Thailand

The Pioneer of Rainy Season, 1st of July– 30th of July 2014

Gaia Ashram Internship is a program that aims to provide a holistic learning experience of implementing a vision and design into practice.

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Permaculture Aid Yolanda for Disaster Support in the Philippines

In the Philippines, the founder of Maia Earthvillage - Pi Villaraza - and Sabina Arokiam, a Malaysian permaculturist, created Permaculture Aid Yolanda as a tool for disaster relief and prevention.  

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The Event of Lifechanyuan

Recently, the 3rd branch located near Chuxiong city encountered forced disbandment by local government under the name of "local villagers do not have enough land to live". 

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Happiness Through Design: Urban Ecology Australia

“The kind of civilization we build depends on the way we do our accounts, quite simply because it 
changes the value we put on things” President Nicolas Sarkozy 

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Empowering Communities and Building Capacities in Bangladesh

Communities in the delta area of Bangladesh are in grave danger of salt water inundation from huge tidal rivers that are increasingly breaking their banks. This can devastate villages, damage the simple houses and leave the locals struggling to grow crops in salinated soil. The Bangladesh Association of Sustainable Development (BASD),  Gaia Education and CIFAL Scotland have responded to this dire situation with a 3-year consortium project. 

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Journey to the Himalayas

Follow NextGEN GENOA as they travel through Sri Lanka, India, Nepal and Bangladesh, working with youth and children. Read and download the newsletter here.

Read an article about the NextGEN GENOA, published in The Sunday Guardian (Indian newspaper). Click here.


GENOA, established in 1997 by Max Lindegger, is a network of people, ecovillages and organisations in Oceania & Asia region. A member of the Global Ecovillage Network, GENOA promotes ecovillage living where people live in a sustainable way, with dignity, in harmony with each other, and with nature.