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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 Collaborators De La Cinampas, México Collaborators De La Cinamps, Mexico

Implementation methodologies

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) Permafrica (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.
Progress reports
Goal 2
2.4 - By 2030, ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production, that help maintain ecosystems, that strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change, extreme weather, drought, flooding and other disasters and that progressively improve land and soil quality
Goal 4
4.7 - By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development
Goal 5
Goal 6
6.5 - By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate
6.a - By 2030, expand international cooperation and capacity-building support to developing countries in water- and sanitation-related activities and programmes, including water harvesting, desalination, water efficiency, wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse technologies
6.b - Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management
Goal 7
7.a - By 2030, enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency and advanced and cleaner fossil-fuel technology, and promote investment in energy infrastructure and clean energy technology
Goal 8
Goal 10
10.2 - By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status
10.6 - Ensure enhanced representation and voice for developing countries in decision-making in global international economic and financial institutions in order to deliver more effective, credible, accountable and legitimate institutions
Goal 13
13.1 - Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries
13.3 - Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning
Goal 14
14.a - Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology, taking into account the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Criteria and Guidelines on the Transfer of Marine Technology, in order to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity to the development of developing countries, in particular small island developing States and least developed countries
Goal 15
15.2 - By 2020, promote the implementation of sustainable management of all types of forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded forests and substantially increase afforestation and reforestation globally
15.3 - By 2030, combat desertification, restore degraded land and soil, including land affected by desertification, drought and floods, and strive to achieve a land degradation-neutral world
15.5 - Take urgent and significant action to reduce the degradation of natural habitats, halt the loss of biodiversity and, by 2020, protect and prevent the extinction of threatened species
15.6 - Promote fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising from the utilization of genetic resources and promote appropriate access to such resources, as internationally agreed
Leading at least 3 campaigns(work continuation of partners) for raising awareness and educating the public on composting for food production while recycling organic waste
Networking at least 10 permaculture educational farms in the region for exchange of experience and knowledge
Promoting high value nutritious crops through social networking
Delivering at least 5 accredited regional courses on setting up an integrated organic farm
Delivering 6 accredited regional courses on integrated management of resources and soil sustainability.
Accepting 20 (no-fees) new members in the Network.
Accepting at least 5 new global members
Seeking finance by member organisations independently or collectively for at least one green business which would contribute to delivering the SDGs and support the obejectives of the Network.
Financing (in USD)
9,000 USD
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Administrative Fees of membership process = $ 4000
Other, please specify
Other, please specify
Workshops: $1000 each= $ 5000

Basic information
Time-frame: 2012 - 2030
International - Curricula Educators Association (Global) Permacultura Mediterránea (Spain) Sector 39 Permaculture Design Academy (UK - Africa) Githunguri Youth Sports Association (Kenya) Permafrica (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.
Contact information
Gihan Sami Soliman, President of ICEA, g.ssoliman@hotmail.co.uk
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