Global Diversity Foundation

GDF has a dual mission. Through our regional programmes, we support indigenous peoples' and local communities' efforts to protect their biocultural diversity, and peacefully achieve just and autonomous decision-making regarding their territories, resources and futures. In collaboration with diverse institutions, we provide support for communities to elaborate their own research, development and advocacy programmes. Areas of specific focus depend on community interests, although they tend to be community access to lands and resources, community-led conservation, advocacy and campaigning for social and environmental justice, the continuity of ethnobiological and biocultural knowledge, and he...

Networking and building lifelong relationships

Networking and building lifelong relationships
The GESA approach encourages interactivity among participants and resource people, creating strong bonds that extend beyond the duration of the three-week course. (view small | med | large | orig)

Native Foodways Ethnobotany Garden, part of NACELE

Native Foodways Ethnobotany Garden, part of NACELE
Photo from Progress Report 'Exciting Updates on our GESA Website' (view small | med | large | orig)

Group photo of the participants of NACELE

Group photo of the participants of NACELE
Photo from Progress Report 'Exciting Updates on our GESA Website' (view small | med | large | orig)

2012 Alumnus returns as resource person in 2013

2012 Alumnus returns as resource person in 2013
Photo from Progress Report 'Exciting Updates on our GESA Website' (view small | med | large | orig)

GESA begins with a Swiss Alps nature retreat

GESA begins with a Swiss Alps nature retreat
Following popular and productive excursions to the Bavarian countryside in the Munich-based GESA 2011 and 2012, a three-day retreat in Kandersteg launches each summer academy in Switzerland. (view small | med | large | orig)
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