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Jali Ardhi – ‘Care for the Land’ – Project

The Jali Ardhi, or 'Care Of The Land' Project will examine socio-ecological resilience to soil erosion driven by extreme events: past, present and future challenges in East Africa and aims to involve Schumacher College’s Ecological Design Thinking to map the issue in terms that will point towards a solution.

Juan Mayr Maldonado

Juan Mayr Maldonado was Minister for the Environment in Colombia and now works with a number of multilateral agencies to protect indigenous territorial rights and cultures. He promoted the concept of shared bioregional management in the ecosystems of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, for which he received the Goldman Environmental Prize in 1993.

Gary Martin

Gary Martin is Director of the Global Diversity Foundation, a non-governmental organisation that promotes the richness of local cultures and their environments around the world. He also offers courses on Contemporary Issues in Ethnobiology and Ethnoecological Field Methods at various universities and field sites. He is Research Fellow and Lecturer in the Anthropology Department at the University of Kent, where he teaches and supervises students in the Ethnobotany MSc and Ethnobiology MPhil/PhD programs.

Ralf Becker

Ralf Becker is coordinator of the Regional Currency Association advisory board and an advisor to a number of regional currency initiatives. He was a member of the working group developing the Club of Rome report on Money and Sustainability – The Missing Link.

Forthcoming and recent courses at Schumacher College

January 26 – February 13, 2009: Embedding Holistic Economics for a Global Community - course details

David Boyle

David Boyle is an associate of the new economics foundation, the pioneering think-tank in London, and has been at the heart of the effort to introduce time banks to Britain as a critical element of public service reform – since when the movement has grown to more than 100 projects in the UK. He is also the founder of the London Time Bank network and co-founder of Time Banks UK. He writes about the future of volunteering, cities and business

Rob Hopkins

Rob is the co-founder of Transition Town Totnes and of the Transition Network. This grew out of many years experience in education, teaching permaculture and natural building, and setting up the first 2 year full-time permaculture course in the world, at Kinsale Further Education College in Ireland, as well as co-ordinating the first eco-village development in Ireland to be granted planning permission.

John Wood

John Wood is Professor of Design at Goldsmiths, University of London. Before that he was Deputy Head of Fine Art. He wrote and launched several innovative design degrees, including the BA(Hons) Design and the MA in Design Futures. Wood has published over a hundred articles and papers about aspects of environmental damage, consumption and design. These include The Virtual Embodied (Routledge, 1998), and Designing for Micro-Utopias (Gower, 2007).

Don Beck

Don Beck is a former academic from the University of North Texas, USA. He has conceived and developed the global applications of Spiral Dynamics for profound impact in the 21st Century. His practical, on-the-ground work in large-scale transformational challenges have included playing a major role in the South African transition out of Apartheid.

Gunter Pauli

Gunter Pauli has created ten companies, including Ecover, and is author of a dozen books, translated into 15 languages. He is head of the Zeri (Zero Emissions Research and Initiatives) Foundation, which pioneers initiatives that will set the stage for a new economic model that responds to the needs of everyone on earth – not only people.

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