Regenerative Development (RD), as developed by the Regenesis Institute since 1990, focus on building a clear vision of potential of place and a vocational calling strong enough to mobilise the local population towards realising that potential*
The Potential for Regenerative Development
“While regenerative development needs to happen all over the planet, the complex interface between human systems and natural systems must be studied, understood and navigated uniquely in each unique place. This means there can be no template or set of best practices for regenerative work. Instead, practitioners from a broad range of different disciplines and community sectors must come together to engage in deep and sustained co-learning, inquiring together into how to practice the art of regeneration in that place.”
How can Regenerative Development contribute?
Regenerative practitioners are those who feel called to intervene in the systems that shape their human impact on the world they inhabit, to create new potential for how human communities interact with their natural contexts.
A hallmark of the regenerative practitioner’s mindset is the understanding that being successful in our work will require that we grow ourselves beyond the capability that we currently have. Regenerative practitioners are committed not only to valuing nature’s needs, but also to becoming fluent in nature’s language; to think like nature thinks so that we might work in co-evolutionary partnership with her.