IPEN’s priorities are:
Permaculture education resources – improving access to existing valuable resources (including through more translation) and developing useful new resources, for learners and educators;
National permaculture education systems – helping these to develop in ways that are relevant to the culture and language, landscape and economy of any country;
Permaculture learning and demonstration projects – supporting the emergence and development of such projects through the iLAND initiative;
Permaculture and international development – helping to spread an understanding of the relevance and benefits of permaculture and regenerative approaches in developing resilient communities and in disaster and emergency situations;
Collaborative projects – between different countries, organisations and projects to achieve more by working collaboratively;
Spreading awareness of other permaculture connections and collaborations;
Research – in the world of permaculture and related fields.
These priorities have been informed by our survey of the views of over 120 experienced permaculture educators from around the world and ongoing communication with permaculture educators about what is most needed to increase the spread, benefits and impacts of permaculture education around the world.
You can also see our IPEN Strategy which sets out how we plan to address these issues in 2019-2021.