Community Currency Design Course Kenya February 2018

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Become a certified Community Currency designer.

After understanding how to tap into the abundance of communities and build resilient thriving local economies you will never look at money in the same way.

Community Currency Design Course Kenya February 2018

Dates: 19th of February UNTIL 23rd OF February 2018

Location: Mombasa, Kenya

Instructors: Will Ruddick, Caroline Dama

Early Bird Fee: KS 124,500 (Aprox. $ 1199 USD) (Deadline: Jan 15th, 2018)

Course Fee: KS 150,000 (Aprox. $ 1450 USD)

 

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This course will immerse you into the world of Community Currencies as a tool for economic and community development. We will cover why and how Community Currencies have been implemented in marginalized communities as well as their history. In the field you interact with people using Community Currencies in real life settings to understand the social dynamics and economic systems that are needed to make Community Currencies thrive. After completing this course you will be have a strong foundation to design, customize and implement Community Currencies.

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“The course taught me the practical steps in designing and implementing a Community Currency” – AbdulHakim Maina working with the College of Islamic Studies, Kenya.
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“Seeing first hand the development of Miyani-Pesa in rural Kenya made Community Currencies seem practical” – Thibaud Dezyn a student in Cultural Anthropology and Development Studies (CADES) at the University of Leuven, Belgium.

 

Topical Outline:

Community Currency Theory: development economics, history of money, financial systems and debt, currency models, goals standards and ethics.
Preparation & Development: community participation and ownership, system design, voucher creation, communications, partnerships, and legality.
Setup & Launch:  cooperative facilitation, collateral asset development, financial sustainability, and marketing.
Long Term Care: long-term support, audits, Community Currency renewal.
Management: system maintenance, legal reporting, accounting, currency circulation, administration, data collection, and personnel.
Fieldwork: on-the-ground survey work and interviews; lessons learned from previous Community Currency models; taking part in community currency events and activities; economic resource mapping.

Schedule: The course covers five days of classroom and field experiences.

Accomodation: Students generally stay in Mombasa but we can occasionally accomodate students in Nairobi.

Brief Bios of Lead Teachers:

Will Ruddick is the Founder of Grassroots Economics and will be your lead teacher.

Caroline Dama, one of Grassrotos Economics’ Directors, will be guide you in fieldwork and share their experiences in management and implementation of Community Currency programs.

Community Currency Design Course Kenya February 2018

Dates: 19th of February UNTIL 23rd OF February 2018

Location: Mombasa, Kenya

Instructors: Will Ruddick, Caroline Dama

Early Bird Fee: KS 124,500 (Aprox. $ 1199 USD) (Deadline: Jan 15th, 2018)

Course Fee: KS 150,000 (Aprox. $ 1450 USD)

 

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Please register to receive the program and other important information about this course.

Learn more about why community currency design is important, especially for Permaculture Designers:

https://murujan.com/2017/12/14/money-systems-and-permaculture-design/

This documentary gives a bit more background on the project and the Instructors of the course.

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