We are developing a peer to peer training, mentoring and support network for sector39 permaculture students, teachers and partners. In 2018 a joint Wales/ Uganda team hosted the fist East African permaculture convergence bring together many of our past graduates, with teachers and designers from a least 9 other African nations.
Sector39 are based in Wales and many of our students are here in UK or in East Africa. over many years of teacher we have inadvertently build a huge network of permaculture practitioners and trainers, the academy is our aspiration to build on that strategically to greatly accelerate the uptake of permaculture in Africa and of course across the world.
The academy serves to build and facilitate active links between course participants from different course in different locations. Peer to peer mentoring, sharing of best practice, supporting development of key trainers as well as developing a network of demonstration and training sites.
First hand experience tells us permaculture can take off like a wildfire in Africa. it is easy to communicate, there are almost no barriers to entry and once people begin to experiment with its ideas, patterns and principles it sets them on a journey.