هناك ثلاث جوائز على الأقل في هذه الفئة ، يتم منح كل منها ما يصل إلى 20000 جنيه إسترليني.
نهدف إلى منح جائزة منهما لمشروع صغير ضمن هذه الفئة.
3 فائزين يتقاسمون جائزة مالية قدرها 60 ألف جنيه إسترليني.
فيما يلي أسماء الفائزين والمشاريع المختصرة الأخرى.
توحد منظمة Waorani Organization of Pastaza (OWAP) 30 من المجتمعات الأصلية في إقليم الووراني في باستازا الواقعة في منطقة الأمازون الإكوادورية.
قاد الناشط الووراني المعروف دوليًا نيمونتي نينكويمو، في عام 2018، منظمة OWAP للتدخل بعد إعلان الحكومة الإكوادورية عن مزاد على امتياز نفطي جديد يشمل أكثر من 200,000 هكتار من أراضي الووراني. أسفرت حملة OWAP العالمية والمعركة القانونية عن انتصار قانوني تاريخي على الحكومة الإكوادورية، وحماية أراضي الأجداد وإرساء سابقة قانونية مهمة في المنطقة.
اليوم، تعمل منظمة OWAP وقيادتها ذات الأغلبية النسائية على النهوض بحقوق شعب الووراني، وتعزيز المرونة المجتمعية، وحماية أكثر من 230,000 هكتار من غابات الأمازون المطيرة المهددة بالإزالة واستخراج الموارد. تعمل المنظمة مع مجتمعات الووراني مباشرةً من أجل:
مؤسسة Rwamwanja Rural Foundation هي منظمة شعبية في أوغندا يقودها اللاجئون. تعمل بشكل خاص مع مجتمعات مخيمات اللاجئين وغيرها من المجتمعات المهمشة المتأثرة بتغير المناخ في شرق إفريقيا.
يتعرض اللاجئون الذين تعمل معهم المؤسسة لخطر الجوع وسوء التغذية، والذي تفاقم بسبب ارتفاع الأسعار الناجم عن الجائحة والغزو الروسي لأوكرانيا. بالإضافة إلى ذلك، لم تعد النظم البيئية التي تزود اللاجئين بالأغذية والأدوية واحتياجات سبل العيش الأخرى تفي بالمتطلبات الكاملة، وذلك نتيجة للاستغلال المفرط بواسطة الزراعة المكثفة والري الشامل والصيد الجائر وإزالة الغابات للحصول على الحطب والفحم اللازمين للطاقة المنزلية. وتُعد هذه النظم البيئية المتدهورة أقل مقاومة لتأثيرات تغير المناخ، ما يخلق حلقة مفرغة تزيد من قابلية تأثر اللاجئين وغيرهم من السكان النازحين بالمناخ، من خلال التأثير على سبل العيش والصحة.
تأسست المؤسسة لتمكين شباب اللاجئين من تحقيق طموحاتهم وتغيير حياتهم. كما تهدف إلى ضمان قدرة هذه المجتمعات على استعادة النظم البيئية المحلية، وزيادة القدرة على التعامل مع المناخ والتنوع البيولوجي، مع الاستفادة من أنشطة الزراعة المتجددة التي تعمل على تحسين الوصول إلى الأغذية التي تحقق التغذية السليمة. فهي تجمع بين الزراعة المستدامة، وتقنيات الزراعة الأصيلة، واللغات المحلية، والتقنيات الرقمية الحديثة وتوفيرها بأسعار معقولة وتسهيل الوصول إليها لتعزيز التوسع والتأثير العام،
تقوم المؤسسة بما يلي:
وتأمل المؤسسة في الوصول إلى 9,000 شخص في السنوات الخمس المقبلة من خلال 12 مركزًا للتدريب.
Agro-Perma-Lab (APLab) is a women-led training foundation based in Poland. It was formed in 2019 as a branch of the Polish Food Sovereignty Network (Nyeleni Polska) in response to a need to build leadership capacity within its organisations. The Foundation brings together practitioners, educators and garden designers, leaders of ecological organizations and creative people working at the intersection of art, activism and social animation.
APLab is working towards transformation of the food system using the synergy of agroecology and permaculture: it supports the implementation of ecological and social education projects in the areas of community and ecology, mitigating climate change, transforming local food systems and designing edible urban gardens. The Foundation’s “Lab” approach draws on social movement pedagogical methods- community action research, participatory and peer learning and pilot innovations. APLab trainings nurture leadership skills, bonds of reciprocity, intergenerational collaboration, regenerative activism, design thinking and dialogue of diverse knowledges. Numerous educational resources in multiple forms include podcasts, video tutorials, guidebooks, web-docs and workshop scripts. Projects have included:
APLab is aiming to develop learning progression pathways and permaculture design services that are at once inspiring, educational, economically viable and team-based as a way to scale up and scale out local food system strategies.
Associação Terra Sintrópica (ATS, Syntropic Land Association) was created in 2018 in Mértola, Portugal, when a group of motivated citizens came together in response to various challenges facing the area.
Terra Sintrópica practices and spreads the concept of ‘regeneration through use’. This being the idea that we need to reconnect with the Earth, relating its use and enjoyment with long-term sustainability goals, preservation and recovery of ecosystems and biodiversity. As Terra Sintrópica sees the food system as intrinsically interconnected with issues of desertification, climate change and depopulation affecting Mértola, this is where it focuses its attention.
The association works to regenerate the food system through a transition to agroecological practices, rooted in both community participation and international collaboration.
Since its creation, ATS has developed:
ATS wants to invest more in the urgent need to communicate and celebrate regeneration and regenerators to inspire action.
Cabarete Sostenible (CS) is a project based in the town of Cabarete, a town in the north coast of the Dominican Republic. It is Dominican-led, and uses active participation to ensure community ownership of the project. It began in April 2020 as a response to the urgent need for food that residents faced when tourism closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Cabarete is recognized worldwide as a destination for watersports, but tourism development does not contribute to the prosperity of the local population.
Cabarete Sostenible divides its work into four key areas:
The project maintains a ‘social justice approach’ which to Cabarete Sostenible means leading with all food sovereignty efforts with anti-racist and decolonial perspectives. So far it has:
Dularia is an immersive education centre which empowers socio-economically disadvantaged indigenous Santal tribal communities in West Bengal, India, to generate livelihood through regenerative practices.
Santals are one of the largest indigenous tribes of India. In the state of West Bengal, they work primarily as rice farming labourers using toxic chemical pesticides and fertilisers, which devastate the ecosystem and damage their health. To provide them with regenerative livelihood alternatives, Dularia promotes natural farming, natural building, agroforestry, indigenous herbal medicine, and natural arts and crafts.
In order to facilitate true empowerment, Dularia is autonomously run by a team of Santal tribal members, led by a Santali woman, who take all the day-to-day decisions, with national and international experts who support them each year through workshops and trainings.
To date, its major milestones are:
Forests Without Frontiers (FWF) was born in 2018 out of a love for forests and the people and wildlife they support, as well as the art and creativity these landscapes inspire. FWF’s current projects focus on reforestation and rewilding of the Carpathian Mountains of Romania, where the founder of the project originates, and in the UK where the organisation is headquartered.
FWF’s work is about creating holistic forest ecosystems that revitalise landscapes, people and traditions rooted in the beauty of nature and the arts. Since starting, it has:
FWF is the only non-profit of its kind to harnesses the power of music and art and turn it into a holistic approach to forest conservation and regeneration. We aim to inspire and support as many people as possible to engage with forests, nature and art holistically, thereby becoming a powerful and harmonious ‘voice of the forest’.
The Janeraka Institute was born in the Amazon region, Altamira, from the Awaete ancestry in the resistance of a population with less than 50 years of contact with the global society.
Since then, the Awaete population has faced numerous psychosocial and ecological challenges, such as the consequences of genocide and ethnocide since the first contact, which has been increasing with the construction of hydroelectric power-plants, mining activities, culminating in one of the worst deforestations in the world, threatening the existence of the water peoples, land and forest, in the region and around the planet.
Janeraka is an Awaete word meaning “neither mine nor yours, our house, and the house belongs to the one who takes care of it”. All of the Janeraka Institute’s activities are centred on strengthening the traditional Awaete culture and exchanging knowledge and practices with other forest peoples.
The Janeraka Institute has co-created several projects, including:
Khetee (which translates as Cultivation) is an organisation which began three years ago in Durdih, one of the most deprived villages of the Lakhisarai district in the Indian state of Bihar, where most households live below the poverty line.
Khetee worked with village farmers and women to develop the use of agroforestry to both improve living standards and reduce climate impacts. For Khetee, creating regenerative systems is not simply a technical, economical, ecological, or social shift. It goes hand-in-hand with an underlying shift in the way we think about ourselves, our relationship with each other, and with life as a whole.
Khetee works for community development through regenerative agroforestry. It focuses on land restoration, supporting livelihoods, improving food and nutrition security and reducing poverty in the Indian state of Bihar. It trains small and marginalised farmers in the methods and techniques of developing agroforestry and its maintenance.
To this day Khetee has:
Meli Bees Network engages and strengthens communities developing regenerative practices in the Brazilian Amazon.
Through what it calls “relationships of trust”, the network supports communities to maintain and/or further develop regenerative practices. The network aims to create positive impacts on local biodiversity, community resilience, education and cultural heritage protection, food sovereignty and economic security, community science and international visibility. Meli is inspired by the meliponini bees (stingless bee species native to tropical and subtropical regions around the globe) which through the production and gathering of their food provide vital ecosystem services that allow their habitat to thrive.
Currently, Meli engages 30 communities (16 smallholder, 10 Indigenous and 4 Quilombola communities). With these communities, the network has:
Meli Bees is a growing network and is open to welcome new communities which show an interest in developing regenerative activities. Meli Bees Network gUG is registered in Germany where it focuses on the development of a decolonial form of international cooperation, establishing international partnerships and fundraising. The organisation is also starting a global movement, as community leaders that met through Meli’s activities are now starting an independent Brazilian association that will strengthen their governance and autonomy.
Based in the city of Bath in Somerset (UK), Middle Ground Growers has developed a viable economic and ecological model for small-scale regenerative growing.
Its team comes from the low-income communities they came from, and its project works in a context of wealth inequality.It sees the work of closing nutrient loops on the farm as the same work as closing wealth loops in the local economy: each benefits the people and land’s well-being.
Middle Ground Growers’ has a thriving 15.5 acre farm which provides fresh organic food to over 200 households. It aims to provide up to 10 subsidised or free veg boxes every week.
It hopes to expand this work and develop the UK’s first sliding scale regional Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) network so it can provide an ongoing supply of fresh healthy food for all communities in an affordable, equitable and regenerative way.
It is developing a cyclical and circular approach to farming. For example, exploring the use of ramial woodchip from coppice to fuel the farm’s compost, and developing systems to utilise the natural spring water on site, pumping it to the crops, which store the water before letting it gradually drain through the orchard, the wetland and then back to the source.
Perfect Village Communities is a social enterprise based in Burundi, working especially in rural communities. It was founded in 2020 by a nurse who noticed the direct impact of environmental degradation on the community’s health, as people struggled to meet the cost of healthcare.
PVC’s vision is a healthy planet for a healthy community. It wants to empower people to regain a sense of pride in the community which stimulates a desire to care for and protect rural culture and the environment. It seeks to heal people’s health via environmental and agroecological education, through activities tackling hunger and poverty.
PVC works to ensure every member of the community is empowered with skills to become self-sufficient and employable, to manage projects and social enterprises, to train others, to connect with the international network, to revive their traditional medicine and to strengthen the social bonding through sharing abundant food instead of the current burden of hunger and poverty.
It has already:
Rocciaviva is a group of young people based in southern Italy.
It’s common for local young people to leave the area in search of other opportunities, but Rocciaviva’s founders made the decision to return home and create regenerative opportunities in their local community, sharing skills and knowledge they have learnt while away.
Rocciaviva’s mission is to cultivate well-being, environmental and social regeneration by sowing change, through:
Rocciaviva has already planted 12,000 plants, restored a lake as a water retention system and ran educational and community events such as seminars on permaculture, and has made a strong positive connection with the community it works in.
Sporos Regeneration Institute was founded in 2019 by four activists and operates on the island of Lesvos, the main gateway of refugees into Europe.
It aims to act as a bridge between the two worlds, bringing locals and refugees together, helping people to understand and respect each other by facilitating integration and hosting activities that bring disparate communities together in an effort to create lasting social change. Its mission is the regeneration of the environment, culture, and human relations.
Its offering includes:
Highlight achievements to date include how it has: