Jonathan Dawson

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"Jonathan Dawson is a sustainability educator and a socio-economist with wide experience as a researcher, author, consultant and project manager. He was until recently a member of the Findhorn ecovillage community in Scotland and the President of the Global Ecovillage Network (GEN), the umbrella organisation for sustainable community initiatives worldwide.

"Jonathan is the principal author of the Gaia Education sustainable economy curriculum, drawn from best practice within ecovillages worldwide, that has been endorsed by UNITAR and adopted by UNESCO as a valuable contribution to the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development. He teaches this curriculum at universities, ecovillages and community centres in Brazil, Spain and Scotland. He has also adopted the curriculum to virtual format and teaches it through the Open University of Catalunya in Barcelona.

"Jonathan has over twenty years experience as a consultant in community economic development, rural transport and organisational development, with a particular focus on the design and operationalisation of monitoring and evaluation systems. His clients include the World Bank, the International Labour Office, the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation, Community Energy Scotland, the Cairngorm National Park Authority, the Intermediate Technology Development Group and a number of other NGOs. "[1]

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  1. Staff, Schumacher College, accessed October 18, 2011.
  2. Team, Findhorn Ecovillage, accessed October 30, 2011.
  3. Global Ecovillage Educators, Gaia Education, accessed October 30, 2011.