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Training and coaching

More than two decades of action research, with members running GAP programs in 20+ countries, gives a broad theoretical and practical base. We offer the resulting methods, skills and tools to all practitioners, on a Creative Commons basis.


Methods are general but sustainability content needs cultural adaptation. We train and support our partners to rapidly develop their own content.
Books, videos and other documents based on our methods are available at low cost or free.


We partner with our member organizations to tailor and improve programs.
We partner with business and other organizations to enhance impact and scale up.

Join us.

Don't miss RCE West Summer Seminar on Agenda 2030 and Learning for Change!

RCE (Regional Center of Expertise) West Sweden is organizing a summer seminar on 19-22 June 2016. The general theme of the annual summer seminars has been 'Sustainability and Interculturality' and this year's focus will be on the Agenda 2030 plus the 'Learning for Change' workshop led by our very own Head and Development Training, Marilyn Mehlmann.

Contact Miriam Sannum, miriam.sannum@sv.se or Marilyn Mehlmann, marilyn@globalactionplan.com for more info.

Get the invitation to the summer seminar here.

Annual Members Meeting and AGM report

On 12-15 April, GAP International held its annual Member Meeting and AGM in the beautiful town of Monteveglio. And now the report is here!

International Members Meeting and AGM

International Members Meeting and AGM 2016 in Monteveglio

GAP International had its international members meeting together with AGM (Annual General Assembly) in Monteveglio, Italy from April 12th-15th. Eleven countries were represented during the event with participants from both organization and personal members of the GAP International network. Daily agendas were tight with AGM related activities and formalities but also very productive at the same time.

EVS Opportunity for Belgian Volunteer

GAP International together with VIA Belgium (sending organisation) are looking for a Belgian volunteer for our GAP Academy project starting from August 2016. The project is 12-month long and already received funding approval from Erasmus+.

Summary of the project:

Global Action Plan (international) and it's member-organisations has carried out many different local projects, each with an action-research component, to empower, coach and train citizens to live sustainably, leading to a more sustainable society. The tools used are constantly evolving based on experiences and input. GAP is currently strengthening their work on an international level, by consolidating and deepening the collaboration within the national and international network. This is called the GAP Academy project.


Bas De Leeuw joins our Advisory Board

We would like to welcome Bas De Leeuw who has graciously accepted to join our advisory board. He is currently the Managing Director of the World Resources Forum (WRF) in Switzerland.

Prior to that, Bas was Executive Director of the Donella Meadows Insitute in Vermont, USA, and a diplomat for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in Paris, France, from 1998 to 2009.  Bas helped set up and managed a number of global initiatives, such as the Sustainable Consumption Program anad the Marrakech Process on Sustainable Consumption and Production. He was Head of the Secretariat of both the Life Cycle Panel and the Resource Panel. He also set up the UNEP/Wuppertal Institute Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production and represented UNEP in its Board.

Bas has also worked as a national expert for the OECD, for which he drafted a policy document on sustainable consumption policies.


ESDA Project Report Now in Booklet Form!

We are very proud of our project Education for Sustainable Development in Action (ESDA) which recently ended with amazing results. A collaboration with Teachers for Democracy and Partnership (TDP) in Ukraine and supported by Sida, this project consists of 6 years of partnership, exceptional work and dedication that finally leads to quantifiable results and most importantly, social gains for all the participants. Read the complete journey in the booklet below!

'Lunch for Sustainability' in Kiev to conclude ESDA2

ESDA2 (Education for Sustainable Development in Action), a collaboration project between Global Action Plan International and Teachers for Democracy and Partnership (TDP, Ukraine) has come to an end. To conclude it, the Swedish Ambassador to Ukraine Andreas von Beckeroth, hosted a ’Lunch for Sustainability’ event at the Teacher’s house in Kiev, March 22nd 2016. Teachers, government officials, media representatives and international donor community attended the event to discuss the results, achievements, lesson learned and possible further development of the project. Marilyn Mehlmann, Annika Piirimets and Frans Lenglet were present as representatives of GAP International.


5th International Convention of Environmental Laureates

On March 10-13, Marilyn was present at the 5th International Convention of Environmental Laureates in Freiburg, Germany. The event, hosted by the European Environment Foundation, provides a platform for winners of international environmental prizes and awards to exchange their ideas and experience on helping to shape environmental policies.

Learning For Change Workshop Report

On 19-20 February 2016, a L4C workshop took place at the GAP International Stockholm Secretariat. And now the report is here! 

Learning For Change Workshop Report

UNIDO International Women's Day Panel 2016

UNIDO organized a panel discussion titled ’The Sustainable Leadership: Women in business’ at the Vienna International Centre on March 8th, 2016. Marilyn Mehlmann, General Secretary and Head of Development & Training at Global Action Plan International was invited as one of the panelists. The discussion focused on the leading role of women entrepreneurs in managing environmentally sustainable bussiness and how to best apply their examples to transform and ’green’ productive sectors. The discussion was led by Ambassador Pilar Saborio de Rocafort, Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the United Nations with concluding remarks from Ambassador Olga Algayerova, Permanent Representative of Slovakia to the UN and Chair of Women Ambassador in Wien network.



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