Women in the world – Interview with Kosha Joubert

Women in the world – IWECI Summit delegate series

Featuring the 100 women attending the International Women’s Earth and Climate Summit along with Natalie Isaacs, 1MW CEO and Founder, in New York from September 20-23.


Kosha Joubert

Kosha Anja Joubert (MSc Organisational Development) is an international facilitator, trainer and consultant. She has worked extensively in the fields of curriculum development, building of training teams, international collaboration and sustainable development.

Describe yourself in 3 words?

Inspired, on the edge, networker

Tell us a little about the work you do and what you are doing at present?

I currently serve as President of the Global Ecovillage Network (GEN-International). GEN was set up in 1995 to support organisations and societies to transition into resilience, learning to sustain and regenerate their social and natural environments. GEN builds bridges between policy-makers, academics, entrepreneurs and sustainable community networks across the globe. GEN has consultative status in the UN – ECOSOC. We work through broad regional network spanning Africa, Europe, Asia/Oceania, Latin America, and the North Americas.


What inspires you?

The GEN-networks are currently going through a powerful process of emergence and growth. I feel myself stretching into a growing awareness for the world within my own being. Doing this work brings me in contact with many people all over the globe, that are doing amazing work through self- and community-empowerment. It is an incredible privilege to constantly receive news about people walking their talk and implementing new and ancient solutions! It gives hope and joy. Scaling up these civil society movements will help us move from collective stupidity to collective wisdom and intelligence.


What are you most looking forward to about the 100 Women and Earth Climate Summit?

Connecting to women of power and sensitivity. Building networks of feminine leadership, mentoring and support.

Do you have a message or a tip for our 1 Million Women community about how to live with the least impact on the planet?

Connect to your neighbours, strengthen your community, love what you do, care for what is around you. Allow the sweetness of life to rain on your heart.


  • A bit more: Kosha Joubert has lived in South Africa, The Netherlands, Germany and the UK and brings a deep understanding of cultural diversity to her work. Kosha holds the position of Managing Director of GEN-Europe, the European branch of GEN-International. In this role she has been the driving force behind the emergence of GEN-Africa as an independent region within GEN, and is currently working with organisations in the Middle East on the emergence of GEN-Middle East. Kosha is a co-founder of Gaia Education and sits on the Certification Board of Gaia Education and is the author of two published works.
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