The Pgakenyaw Association for Sustainable Development
The Pgakenyaw Association for Sustainable Development (PASD) Start on February 18, 2009. the PASD has working on community and networking capacity building of Pgakenyaw people natural resources management, education, community economic development, youth
Pgakenyaw Association for Sustainable Development (PASD) is an organization established by Karen community leaders, NGOs, and concerned academics aiming at revitalizing the traditional learning process and mobilizing the learning resources from older generations to pass traditional knowledge on to their new generation. It is also aimed at maintaining sustainability and carrying out the preservation of indigenous culture and local knowledge basing on human rights principles. PASD commits on the principle of respecting humanity, human dignity and human rights of local people in determining their life and carrying out culture-based community development. PASD has promoted the translation of UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples into seven prime ethnic languages to be distributed all the ethnic groups.
The Association has promoted the capacity building for the community leaders on various aspects especially traditional knowledge management, natural resource access and management, upland alternative education, and self-reliance community economy. It also supported action research projects on the concerned issues to promote research-based learning on the issues and utilize the findings to enable the community networks in effectively operating the missions. The association has operational plans to facilitate ethnic people to know and actualize their rights in their everyday life.
PASD’s operational plans for northern region of the country cover community and network capacity building, resource management, alternative agriculture, traditional occupation, community economy promotion, culture-based education, community rights, action research and development, eco-cultural tourism, and campaign and advocacy.
- Revitalizing and transmitting local wisdom as well as the tradition and culture of the Pgakenyaw people
- Keep the communities well informed about the issues that have negative impact on the communities.
- Developing leadership among new generation youths.
- Launching knowledge management on the Pgakenyaw knowledge and wisdom.
- Collaboration with the concerned agencies and individuals regarding natural resource and environment management.
- Maintaining model communities on natural resource management, education and culture, and sustainable agriculture.
- Pushing forward for the policy framework that promotes the sustainable development in the hill areas.
- Setting up a learning center on Pgakenyaw people and cultures.
Governing and Organizational Structure
1.Capacity Building for Organization Core Members and Network.
2. Environmental Management
3. Agricultural, Occupational, and Community Economic Development.
4. Alternative education development and cultural action plan
5. Community rights promoting plan
6. Acknowledgement and research development plan
7.Eco-cultural tourism promotion and development plan.
8. Campain and advocacy plan