The Education Department is a professional executive group under oversight of the GBDRF Board. The Department carries out its outsourced professional programs with the supervisory staff method to unify functions in some lines.
The Education Department is using required education in the form of peer teaching-learning, coaching-facilitating and training as well as accreditation, certification, licensing and confirmation. by actualizing the outsourcing operational activities with respect to global biocultural diversity rights issues in some related lines.
The department fulfills this role by designing certain programs with related projects and campaigns. Only the accredited members of the Alliance Cooperative Network Program (ACNP) have the opportunity to apply and become the supervisory managers of these programs and undertake them as one of the GBDRF outsources. The department is fully authorized for executory management of these programs for achieving the GBDRF goals.
The programs of the Education Department are listed below:
- Tranquility and Health for Earth Program (THEP)
- Nature Based Sections of Cultures Program (NBSCP)
The Education Department provides the opportunity for the GBDRF members to become members of Tranquility and Health for Earth program (THEP) and Nature Based Sections of Cultures program (NBSCP).
Why did GBDRF establish the Education Department?
Deprivation and poverty of biocultural experiences in the dominant paradigm is an important reason for current paradigm’s failures. Today more than half of the population on Earth live in urban areas. The new human life style, especially in big cities, is such that, for children, adolescents and adults, any communication, interaction, experience, observation or touch of wildlife and free nature, as well as customs, morales, ethics, and other cultural values and methods of peaceful interaction with nature, environment and also other cultures is very limited or even impossible. This deprivation is considered as the poverty of biocultural experiences. In the absence of this relationship and interaction, humans not only lack the ability to be interested in and foster a friendship with nature and living beings but also have been deprived of direct contact with the natural environment and awareness of it. They are also lagging behind and even alienated from familiarizing and benefiting from any useful cultural heritage that is consistent with the environment and other cultures, and may be why nature and culture extinctions are unimportant for many of them. In fact, humans are not able to care for problems which directly or indirectly involve them. At GBRDF, we call this fact in the contemporary period the "extinctions of the cultural, natural, environmental experiences".
All of these facts point to a common but forgotten case and that is “right to life” and “right of existence” for all biocultural diversity forms, as well as all ecosystems, species, cultures with their languages; that live in harmony with nature and laws of nature on earth. Without considering that every biocultural diversity form, has the right to live and exist; the highest priority to living and existence has only been given to humans in this human-centric era. Unfortunately only human rights are at the forefront of the dominant human-centered paradigm, and this fact is one of the most important reasons why the global situation has reached this point of mass extinction.
In this condition, it is a necessity for the contemporary humans to learn to respect the rights of other biocultural diversity forms in day to day life; and the principles of the GBDRF nature-based educational program is established for this very important endeavor . Increasingly, there is a growing need for respect to the biocultural diversity rights. Therefore educational functions can be helpful in this regard and is necessary. GBDRF responded to this need by establishing its Education Department to have a presence and achieve these goals for the first time in the world.
This role should be manifested as an institutional form for the important learning purposes of tranquility and health for human beings, earth, and nature based section of cultures. This approach is best for improving global biocultural diversity rights issues.
GBDRF has established the Education Department to instill educational roles for individuals, non-governmental and governmental organizations that promote peer teaching-learning, coaching-facilitating and training as well as accreditation, certification, licensing and confirmation to facilitate the GBDRF goals.
How does the Education Department work?
GBDRF has created this role by establishing certain programs that display the GBDRF’s experiential peer teaching-learning, coaching-facilitating and training as well as accreditation, certification, licensing and confirmation opportunities to allow the human kind to interact with their inner and outer nature as relevant parts of biocultural diversity, thereby giving children an opportunity to become interested and to find opportunities for adults to interact and take positive action to observe the rights of biocultural diversity. The GBDRF focus is on the ‘Rights’ where our biological responses and our way of life (culture) come into harmony with the laws of nature.
These programs propagate tranquility and health for humankind that are useful as a very efficient and effective aid for Earth and biocultural diversity forms and also learning the nature based sections of cultures before it becomes too late and the losses can not be restored.
This role is very necessary for learning the laws of nature and their manifestations as biocultural diversity forms and its rights. In this role, individuals, non-governmental and governmental organizations can learn to live in harmony with nature and observe the biocultural diversity rights in a proper way.
The Education Department has launched these programs for the first time in the world. With the advancement of this role, it is hoped that enough individuals, non-governmental and governmental organizations find this learning opportunity to live in harmony with nature in a practical way.
Accredited members of the Alliance Cooperative Network Program (ACNP) may apply for the supervisory staff managers of the GBDRF programs. These programs are under the direct management of Education Department. The other members of the Alliance Cooperative Network Program (ACNP) are in priority for cooperation in every GBDRF program.
Who should apply to the programs of the Education Department?
1- Applying for membership in these programs is only possible for the GBDRF members.
2- Every interested GBDRF member may apply to join the programs of Education Department only in the members area on the GBDRF website.
3- The Board of GBDRF reserves the right to accept or reject the applicants.
- GBDRF will not guarantee the activities of the Tranquility and Health for Earth program (THEP) and the Nature Based Sections of Cultures program (NBSCP) members.
- GBDRF will admit only the accepted and qualified GBDRF members.
- Members of the Tranquility and Health for Earth program (THEP) and the Nature Based Sections of Cultures program (NBSCP) are responsible for their activities with respect to applicable laws, third party(ies), and they do not represent GBDRF.
We live in an era with real evidence that the future of our planet and all living forms is in serious jeopardy. Time is running out with very few options to safeguard against the looming mass extinction of all species.
To achieve a positive balance between people and nature, we need to establish and promote: institutional rights for nature; respect rules of harmony; and, create a suitable atmosphere to develop love and compassion for nature, especially in children, as some of the old cultures did.
Short-term economic and welfare benefits result in irreversible damage to nature and all existing forms. If the health and lives are compromised, economic benefits are short-sighted and will quickly become meaningless.
The right of nature to thrive and setting limitations on human activities will present an equitable atmosphere to nurture true love and compassion to the natural world; goals that should be accepted and respected globally. Such an undertaking will provide the counterweight to control damage and potentially reverse some of the past damage inflicted on nature.
In fact harmony with nature is essential now and it can serve up wisdom and love based on the laws of nature which ingrains social knowledge and behavior by recognition of personal and social responsibilities, and not just pay lip service to the cause.
How should you apply to the programs of the Education Department?
By clicking here, you may apply for GBDRF membership. If your application is accepted, you may enter in the members area for more information and apply for membership in these programs.