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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.


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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.

Ukranian member TDP made a great EcoTeam promo

Our Ukrainian meber organization Teachers for Democracy and Partnership are making great strides with the EcoTeam program – the GAP flagship behaviour change program. And they are creating great publicity around it, which is part of the process.

Here is their latest EcoTeam video, with English subtitles :)

Global Action Plan International on UNESCO Commitment Launch

UNESCO's world conference on ESD in Nagoya closes with the unanimous adoption of The Aichi-Nagoya Declaration and the launch of the Global Action Programme.

UNESCO features the 360 launch commitments to support Global Action Programme (GAP) on ESD in the form of an interactive world map. You can find Global Action Plan International as one of the committed organizations if you click Sweden!


Connecting ideas with power

From the World Resources Forum 2014 in Arequipa, Peru: GAP's Marilyn Mehlmann is interviewed by the Peruvian Minstry of environment after her plenary speech. The forum, held for the first time in Latin America, drew 1000 participants.


New podcast: Mike Holden talks about his GAP work in Ireland

Mike came to Ireland because he thought the world was coming to an end and Ireland would then be a good place to be. 20 years later the world hasn't come to an end and Ireland is still a good place to be. In the mean time, Mike has worked with implementations of GAP type behaviour change programs. He tells the story, interviewed by Marilyn Mehlmann.

Listen to the podcast.


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