African perspectives on Earth Jurisprudence, at the UN General Assembly dialogue on Harmony with Nature

News Flash from the Earth Jurisprudence Network

We are delighted to share that news that Method Gundidza, from Zimbabwe, will be speaking at the 8th Interactive Dialogue of the UN General Assembly on Harmony with Nature, this Monday 23rd April.

Method joins a group of panelists actively engaged in promoting an Earth-centred and non-anthropocentric worldview, at what has become a landmark annual event orchestrated by Maria Mercedes, the dynamic focal point for UN Harmony with Nature.

This year’s theme: sustainable production & consumption, and Earth Jurisprudence

The focus of this year’s dialogue is on legal and economic frameworks to further the implementation of sustainable production and consumption patterns – looking especially at UN Sustainable Development Goal 12 (target 12.8), sustainable production and consumption patterns. Panellists will explore Earth-centred law and ecological economics, and how to live more consciously in Harmony with Nature.

African experiences – reweaving the basket of life

Method, who featured in our last mailing (Jan-Mar newsletter), graduated as an Earth Jurisprudence practitioner in July 2017. He initiated a “Back to Roots” process with his own community in Zimbabwe, while working with EarthLore Foundation in South Africa.

Read an interview with Method about this story, which he will be drawing from in his UN presentation:

Reweaving the basket of Life: Restoring the Earth Jurisprudence practices of reciprocity  – case study from Bikita, Zimbabwe.

As one of Africa’s first Earth Jurisprudence practitioners, Method successfully completed a 3-year experiential training course in the principles and practice of Earth Jurisprudence. Together with 5 other African civil society activists he is now mentoring the second group of participants in this innovative course developed by The Gaia Foundation.

Join the dialogue on Harmony with Nature

Do please share news about the dialogue, #harmonywithnature @UNHwN, with your networks. There will be live and on-demand webcast coverage available on the UN Web TV website at:

  • Monday 23rd April 2018, 10:00 – 18:00 EST.
  • (Method will be presenting at 15:00 EST)

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