Description/achievement of initiative
International Permaculture Network of Africa, Mediterranean, and the Middle East (IPNAMME)
Without transforming the economy, biodiversity and the preservation of the natural environment remain at stake. Green innovation is critical to conservation of all species including the human kind. More so is permaculture which is a holistic and dynamic approach to conservation on the three pillars of ‘care for the land, care for the people, and fair share’. Permaculture is based on system thinking and observation and feedback to achieve synergy among species and harmony with nature. Permaculture is also reliant on recycling and sharing surplus and therefore on peaceful communities.
In this context, permaculture designs are expressive of many SDGs such as SDG1, SDG2 (especially 2.4 and in relation to the CBD), SDG3, SDG4 (especially 4.7), SDG5 (especially 5a), SDG6 (especially 6.5 and 6b), SDG7, SDG8 (especially 8.8 and 8.9), SDG10 (especially 10.2), SDG13 (especially 13.1 and 13.3), SDG 14, and SDG15.
For this, IPNAMME has been initiated to mobilise for the resilience of human settlements and the conservation of biodiversity by
* Providing Education and Training for sustainable community food production such as at home, schools, community gardens and sustainable foraging.
* Conducting awareness campaigns as well as promoting high value crops such as Moringa.
* Promoting science-based approaches and system thinking in addressing resilience of human communities as it relates to conservation of the land and the environment.
Priority areas [Biodiversity, food security, quality education, gender-equality, health and wellbeing].
* International - Curricula Educators Association (Global)
* Moringa Research Farm (Egypt-Uganda)
* Reading Hamlet (Nigeria-USA)
* Sector 39 Permaculture Design Academy, UK
* Githunguri Youth Sports Association, Kenya
* Pan African Vision for the Environment (PAVE), Nigeria
* Permacultura Mediterranea - Mallorca, Spain
De La Cinampas, México
De La Cinamps, Mexico
IPNAMME is a voluntary catalyst working through:
* Sharing the principles of permaculture through education, social gathering, camps, gardening, and workshops.
* Networking the interested current permaculture educational providers through the International Permaculture Network in Africa, Mediterranean and Middle East (IPNAMME).
* Encouraging green innovation through training and education via regional coordinators.
* Help increase food production at home/schools (balconies, roofs and communal gardens) through education.
* Raising awareness on high value nutritious crops such as the Moringa, chia, and ashwagandha which have a positive impact on health and the environment.
* Raising awareness on the necessity of gender equality in leadership, land ownership and access to resources for resilient communities and the
conservation of biodiversity.
* Promoting the Twelve Established Principles of Permaculture:
1. Observe and Interact (learn from nature)
2. Catch and Store Energy and grow your own food (whenever possible)
3. Obtain a Yield (physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually) by living a sustainable life style that stick to the permaculture principles.
4. Apply Self-Regulation and Feedback
5. Use and Value Renewables
6. Produce No Waste
7. Design from Patterns to Details (thinking holistically, about all areas of our lives).
8. Integrate Don’t Segregate
Plants work well in diverse systems – the same is true of people too. .
9. Use Small, Slow Solutions
10. Use and Value Diversity
Just as ecosystems work best when filled with a greater variety of different plants and animals, so human society functions best when an variety of different people are represented.
11. Use Edges and Value the Marginal
12. Creatively Use and Respond to Change (adaptability and resilience).
Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer
Regular meetings using ICT to share ideas, discuss fund-raising, joint projects, and fellowships.
one-to-one meetings to discuss possible collaboration.
Invitation for action using social media.
Coordination mechanisms/governance structure
A Voluntary Organisation reliant on voluntary contributions and leadership. IPNAMME processes fund, employ staff, or hold assets only through its constituent members (partners) each governed by their own articles of association, objectives, and the relevant regulation in their regions. The organisation is governed through sociocracy. The organisation relies heavily on ICT for the promotion of activities and the communication among members.
International - Curricula Educators Association (Global)
Permacultura Mediterránea (Spain)
Sector 39 Permaculture Design Academy (UK - Africa)
Githunguri Youth Sports Association (Kenya)
Pan African Vision for the Environment (PAVE) (Nigeria)
MM Botanical (Kenya)
Moringa Research Farm (Egypt-Uganda
Reading Hamlet (Nigeria-USA)
The Palestinian Agro-ecological Forum (Ramallah - Palestine)
Yalla Permaculture (Jordan- Australia) Collaborators Delachinampas (Mexico)
Tunaweza Permaculture, Kenya.