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Training and coaching

More than two decades of action research, with members running GAP programs in 20+ countries, gives a broad theoretical and practical base. We offer the resulting methods, skills and tools to all practitioners, on a Creative Commons basis.


Methods are general but sustainability content needs cultural adaptation. We train and support our partners to rapidly develop their own content.
Books, videos and other documents based on our methods are available at low cost or free.


We partner with our member organizations to tailor and improve programs.
We partner with business and other organizations to enhance impact and scale up.

Join us.

World Resources Forum 2015, Davos

Photo credit: WRF Team

Marilyn Mehlmann, our Head of Development and Training, attended the World Resources Forum (WRF) annual conference in Davos, 11-14 October 2015.  Over 600 business leaders, policy makers, researchers and NGO delegates from 108 countries attended the event.

FAct! Project Kick-Off Meeting

The Food Actions! Project had its Kick Off Meeting in Monteveglio, Bologna, 7-10 October 2015. Our Italian partner and host, InEuropa, selected the perfect place for the event. The meeting was held in Corte D'Aibo, a wonderful natural resort complete with its own organic winery and a biolake! We had delegations from Agado (Germany), GAP Spain and TVE (Hungary) participating in the meeting.

Care to Eat crowdfunding reached the tipping point!

As you can see from the previous news item, the crowdfunding project to finance publishing of the Care to Eat book was successful! It was quite a journey and a lot of work. Thanks again, all you lovely people who contributed.

Care to Eat? – Welcome to the table!


And for the first time we're venturing into crowdfunding!
So, please take a look, view our video and support us to work in the very critical field of our food system.

The book will be part of a larger, international food program that we are planning; Food-Wise Community - a stakeholder approach to change at the local & municipal level.

The crowdfunding campaign runs from 1 June to 1 July.
To be successful we need to raise noticeable funds in the first week of June.

Please spread the word if you like, support us if you can and join our Care to Eat Facebook group and tell your food stories :)









Report from the Members meeting in Vietnam

On 13-18 April, GAP members gathered in ancient town Hoi An in Vietnam. During the intensive days, organized and beautifully performed by our hosts and Vietnamese lead member organisation Action for the City, we had our usual exchange of experience and AGM (new board was elected), visited local development projects, cycled a lot, welcomed a new Vietnamese member organization (more about them soon), spent a day on the beach, met with lovely Vietnamese people and experienced wonderful food.

It was the first time we had our International meeting in Asia and, I expect, not the last :).

See our album for more photos :)

Food-Wise Community – a new international GAP program!

You did notice that we are developing a program focused on food? Here’s a little introduction.
We’ll be back with more soon – watch this space!

Global Action Plan International Invited to the 10th PERL International Conference, UNESCO, Paris

On March 10-11, 2015 PERL international conference took place at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. The conference will focus on the future and its challenges using the experience of a decade of dedicated activity by PERL partners. Global Action Plan International is a long-term partner of PERL.

The conference was entitled: A Decade of Responsible Living: Preparing, Engaging,Responding and Learning.

Sustainable tourism outside the world heritage city of Hoi An, Vietnam

Our colleagues in Vietnam have wonderful projects - which is one reason we're having our annual international gathering there in April, and indeed one reason the gathering will conclude with a full day of study visits in the Hoi An region. Congratulations to Giang and team at Action for the City!

3rd International Convention of Environmental Laureates – 2014

The International Convention of Environmental Laureates, which is hosted by by the European Environment Foundation, provides a platform for winners of prestigious international environmental prizes and awards to exchange their ideas and experience on helping to shape environmental policy.

Second Baltic ESD conference

A conference that actually resulted in concrete project suggestions. Several GAPpers were there andwere very active.
Group 9 was about Community Visions. Marilyn Mehlmann is the contact person.


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