International Permaculture Conference and Convergence, IPC9


The 9th International Permaculture Conference and Convergence (IPC 9)

International Permaculture Conference - IPC9 AfricaThe next International Permaculture Conference and Convergence, IPC9, will be held in Africa in October & November, 2009.  The theme is "Plan Africa ~ Food & Empowerment". 

The Coordinator of IPC9 is Mugove Walter Nyika of the Regional Schools and Colleges Permaculture (RESCOPE) Programme, in Malawi. IPC9 will be happening in three countries with the Conference in South Africa coordinated by John Nzira and Nick Heinamann, the Convergence in Malawi coordinated by Patterson Majonanga, and the PDC in Zimbabwe coordinated by Kudzanai Mashingaidze.

IPC9 Dates:

  • PDC Course, Harare, Zimbabwe, 11-23 October, 2009
  • Conference, South Africa, 26-28 October, 2009
  • Convergence, Mulanje, Malawi, 2-7 November, 2009
  • Site Tours, 8-20 November, 2009


Subthemes are: "Permaculture as a Regional Planning Tool for Sustainable Livelihoods and Earth Care, Food Security and Sovereignty through Organic Production and Marketing, Education, Green Economics and Lifestyles, Health and Nutrition, HIV/AIDS, Housing and Sustainable Cities, and Disaster Management."

Malawi will host the 9th International Permaculture Convergence, South Africa will host the 9th International Permaculture Conference, and Zimbabwe will host the 9th International Permaculture Design Course to be held at the Fambidzanai Permaculture Centre in Harare.

spiral_bullet.gif IPC9 Promotional Material  [
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spiral_bullet.gif IPC9 Concept Note (updated) and other documents  [
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spiral_bullet.gif Interview of Mugove Walter Nyika and Wes Roe (AUDIO)  [
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spiral_bullet.gif Interview of Kudzanai Lewis Mashingaidze (AUDIO)  [ click here ]