The Region wrestles with environmental degradation due to increased ranching, deforestation from poorly planned and illegal logging and poor coordination in government.

Despite solid annual precipitation, people struggle to access water, let alone clean water. With indiscriminate water drilling and poor water distribution infrastructure, it is not uncommon for a woman to have to walk six hours for fresh water.

We thus develop new, and strengthen existing, civil-society mechanisms for local sharing of new technology like rainwater capture systems, uniting the Region’s indigenous leaders, and using citizen demands to hold private and public actors accountable.

For PSYDEH, sustainable natural resource management solutions include:

  • smart reforestation
  • monitoring of illegal logging
  • responsible government coordination
  • local-driven distribution of technology
  • citizen education on environmental rights and responsibilities