[Sdpg] Sustainable Aid & Development Facilitation with Robyn Francis At Djanbung Gardens, Nthn NSW, Australia

Wesley Roe and Marjorie Lakin Erickson lakinroe at silcom.com
Mon Jun 11 22:20:47 PDT 2007

Accredited Intensive Courses &
Advanced Training with Robyn Francis
At Djanbung Gardens, Nthn NSW, Australia

Sustainable Aid & Development Facilitation
Aug 13-24, 2007

This 2-part course provides essential skills training for people working or
intending to work with culturally diverse communities, indigenous groups and
overseas development programs.  This is an important and growing are of
permaculture work requiring a solid theoretic and practical background to
effectively facilitate sustainable change in areas of need. Graduates from
these courses are undertaking significant work in diverse projects all over
the world.
Prior completion of a PDC is prerequisite for these courses
Next PDC at Djanbung Gardens: July 1-14, 2007

Part 1
Working with Cultural Diversity
Aug 13-16, 2007    Cost:$355/$305
This course focuses on skills required for working with human and cultural
diversity including diverse ethnic communities, indigenous peoples and
disadvantaged  groups. The course covers protocols, appropriate
communications, community development issues, social, cultural and historic
considerations, and basic principles of community facilitation and conflict
This course is prerequisite knowledge for Part 2 Sustainable Aid and
Community Development, and addresses the requirements for the APT Cert IV
unit RTD4802A Develop approaches to include cultural and human diversity.

Part 2
Sustainable Aid & Development Facilitation
Aug 20-24, 2007    Cost $475/$415
This course is for people intending to work on overseas projects, especially
in third world situations. It further builds on knowledge and skills from
Part 1 . Topics include health, nutrition and food security, appropriate aid
and technology, community consultation and participatory planning
facilitation, community directed development, project management,
sustainable strategies for humid and arid tropics, and personal security.
This course addresses requirements for the Diploma of Permaculture unit
PIL508A Plan management strategies for overseas development projects.
Course involves discussion, interactive learning, role play, presentations
and case studies

Registration Fee: Both Courses $800/$700
Tropical Crops Practicum Workshop Aug 27-30

Robyn Francis leading international permaculture designer, educator,
presenter and innovator, draws from over 25 years experience in organics,
permaculture  practices and community development.
  An empowering and inspiring teacher who ³walks the talk ² Robyn has
consulted on numerous community and sustainable development projects in
Australia and overseas including India, Malaysia, Bali, Fiji and New
Zealand, working with indigenous and culturally diverse communities.

DJANBUNG GARDENS is a purpose-designed permaculture learnscape and training
centre in subtropical NSW.  The passive solar earthbrick centre is set in a
5-acre  paradise of working permaculture systems and neighbouring Jarlanbah
eco-hamlet and 2 new ecovillage sites. Just a 10 minute walk from the heart
of Nimbin village, a centre of alternative technology, lifestyle, organics
and intentional community, Djanbung Gardens is the hub of a vibrant
Bioregional Campus network of sustainability in action.
Students have access to the extensive reference library, broadband internet,
& living learning environment.

Erda Institute Inc
Djanbung Gardens Permaculture Centre
74 Cecil St Nimbin NSW 2480  Australia
Ph +61 (0)2 6689 1755   Mob +61 (0)429 147 138
robyn at permaculture.com.au <mailto:robyn at permaculture.com.au>

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