Kosha Joubert, MSc serves as Executive Director of the Global Ecovillage Network. She has many years of experience as an international facilitator, trainer, and consultant and has worked extensively in the fields of community empowerment, intercultural collaboration and sustainable development. Kosha grew up in South Africa under Apartheid and has been dedicated to building bridges across divides ever since. She has lived in ecovillages for the past 25 years. Kosha is also a co-founder of Gaia Education, which develops trainings at the cutting-edge of sustainability, and co-author of the internationally applied curriculum of the Ecovillage Design Education. You can see her TEDx Talk on Ecovillages here: www.tinyurl.com/tedtalkkosha
Anna Kovasna, MSc is a researcher, trainer and community consultant passionate about the cocreation of just, collaborative and free societies. She serves as Education Director of the Global Ecovillage Network, parallel to completing her doctoral dissertation focusing on localisation and participatory community-building as tools for autonomy and social change. Having lived and worked internationally in several ecovillages, tribal communities and organisations, she brings practical experience of facilitation, education, research and community development in a variety of settings.