Earth Rights Institute Living Labs - NEW ONLINE COURSE LAUNCHED

ARE YOU READY TO BECOME A CHANGE MAKER?
Our new ONLINE COURSE is AVAILABLE on UDEMY!

Become a Leader in Sustainable Development

Learn how to use powerful tools and processes that prepare you to be an Innovative Change Maker.

This is an online public course for those who want to explore and eventually become pioneering leaders in the sustainable development movement. We clarify the objectives, purpose, and goals of the sustainability movement for you to/so that you can prepare yourself to become a change maker. This course helps you to realize your potential to be a catalyst for change and to thrive in the complexities of the world we live in today. Learn how to define what is sustainable development, what policies and agendas are influencing sustainability worldwide, how to engage locally and globally in developing sustainable development, what ways communities/organizations/individuals achieve sustainability, and what methods and systems can be used to implement change. Through sharing our relationships with local NGO’s, we provide the tools and resources for an emerging generation of leaders to engage in sustainability and social justice at the grassroots level.

NEW SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT TOUR IN GUATEMALA

ENJOY BEAUTIFUL GUATEMALA AND LEARN ABOUT

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNITY BUILDING 


Enter Guatemala and experience its breathtaking beauty.

Engage with local and international leaders to design REAL solutions to REAL needs.

Inspire others to balance social, economic, and environmental health.

ON THIS TOUR YOU WILL:

  • Work with local leaders to design innovative solutions for sustainable fair trade cooperatives through Holistic Action Planning for Innovation (HAPI)
  • Collaborate with change makers such community activists, social entrepreneurs, local NGOs, educators and women’s organizations
  • Learn about the global context through the lens of the “People’s Goals for Sustainable Development”
  • Hone your leadership skills
  • Spend 9 days immersed in rural Guatemalan culture, sharing the home of a local leader

See more info on the Global Exchange website.

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PLEASE SIGN OUR PETITION! HELP US BRING BACK PEACE IN IVORY COAST

Help stop military abuses in the Northern Region of Ivory Coast.

Bring stability and peace back to the population.

Our partners running the Earth Rights Institute West Africa office in the Ivory Coast need our help! In the northern region of Ivory Coast, the population is still suffering from military and criminal abuses. ERI's projects and infrastructures have been destroyed by military groups, and even worse - some ERI workers have been killed.

 

This woman’s story reveals what innocent victims are enduring as the Ivory Coast military continues to abuse the local population in the northern region of the Ivory Coast. 

She became blind from crying so much for her children who were openly murdered by the military.  They also threatened her life as they fired several shots near her and took everything she owned from her home.  

PLEAE SIGN OUR PETITION HERE

United African Congress - Ebola Relief Concert at the UN General Assembly

March 2nd 2015

UN General Assembly Hall

Ending Ebola and Building for the Future event 

Sponsored and organized by our partners

the United African Congress

Photo to left of Dr. Mohammed Nurhussein and President UAC Sidique Wai

 
Both ERI co-founders/directors Annie Goeke and Alanna Hartzok were VIP members of the event. Invited by Mr. President Sidique Wai, Dr. Mohammed Nurhussien and Gordon Tapper from GTAH.

MEET OUR PARTNER SEEDS FOR A FUTURE!

WE WOULD LIKE TO INTRODUCE YOU TO OUR PARTNER NGO "SEEDS FOR A FUTURE" 

SEEDS FOR A FUTURE (Semillas Para el Futuro) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that is helping the Guatemalan town of Chocolá escape poverty by providing the knowledge and skills necessary to cultivate their land with high-value crops. But agricultural reform is just the beginning. Education is also a critical component. Semillas Para el Futuro provides a systemic approach to helping people help themselves. 

Visit their website: www.seedsforafuture.org

DISCOVER THEIR LATEST PROGRAM: 

"Healthy Kitchens and Cooking for Nutrition"

This project will bring qualified local educators to teach women in the community about the importance of clean kitchens and the essentials of pathogen avoidance when handling food.

The training will have a permanent impact on the lives of participants and their families because the information they receive is focused on knowledge and skills that can last a lifetime and be shared with their family, friends and neighbors.

FIND MORE INFORMATION HERENEW SEEDS FOR A FUTURE PROJECT ON GLOBAL GIVING

ERI Advocacy and Policies - Land Rights and Other Economic Initiatives

EARTH RIGHTS  Advocacy and Policies 2010 Land Rights and other economic initiatives 

Co-Director, Alanna Hartzok- Annual Report

 A primary mission of Earth Rights Institute s to promote policies and programs which further democratic rights to common heritage resources. Our Land Rights and Land Value Capture online course now has nearly 500 people enrolled from 76 countries. Modules include land rights and poverty, land prices and the law of rent, and the economics of war and peace. The course describes how the policy of land value capture or taxation is a key to new economics policy that addresses a number of issues including affordable housing for all, funding infrastructure, promoting land reform, and improving the environment, especially when combined with green taxes. Course graduates receive a certificate and are eligible to develop policy research and implementation projects in partnership with ERI.

  Our pilot implementation project was launched in Pretoria, South Africa, and was coordinated by Tunde Dairo. Eighty people enrolled for the online course and participants conducted research, as well, a public forum was held. The project was funded through a grant from the International Union for Land Value Taxation (IU), and helped us build a clear direction for future projects.

 In November we launched a project in Caracas, Venezuela, led by Dr. Quisia Gonzalez, a land and human rights professor at the Henry George School of Social Science. Our Caracas parnters, The Prout Research Institute was Quisia's host organization for the time she was there. Our funding partner organizations for this project are the Robert Schalkenbach Foundation and the IU. Before leaving for Caracas, Gonzalez and Alanna Hartzokwere interviewed on the Harold Channer  Show, which now can be viewed YouTube  

Click the link for more information or to enroll in the ERI LAND RIGHTS COURSE

What's New - ERI IVORY COAST OFFICE

Ivory Coast and Liberia Sustainable Development Project
UPDATES FROM
Our Earth Rights Institute

West Africa Director

Dr. Dramane Toure NABLE

 

 We are in the process of finalizing the funds for each section of the proposal.  We hope by 2015 to start the implementation of all these amazing projects that are waiting to be immobilized. 

Dr. Toure has continued to forge ahead as we get closer to being funded for a wide variety of projects that will help bring peace and stability to the norther region of Ivory Coast and Liberia.


SPECIAL THANKS

ERI would like to extend appreciation to these organizations for their ongoing support.

 
 
 

WHO WE ARE

Incorporated in 2001 and recognized as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization by the American Internal Revenue Service, Earth Rights Institute (ERI) takes an innovative approach to join education, advocacy and research in building ecologically, economically and culturally sustainable communities in some of the world’s poorest communities. Earth Rights Institute advocates a model of development that supports the re-localization of development expertise. We believe that in order to empower communities of the global south to manage and direct their own development, strategies and expert knowledge must be conceived locally. ERI is a United Nations NGO affiliate for ECOSOC, UN Habitat, UNCSD, and UN Finance and Development.

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