- Ensuring the sustainable supply of clean water for the Aït Baamrane region;
- Improving the lives of local communities; and
- Creating and stimulating sustainable livelihood opportunities.
Dar Si Hmad for Development, Education and Culture is an independent nonprofit organization founded in 2010 promoting local culture and sustainable initiatives through education and the integration of scientific ingenuity in Southwest Morocco. We operate North Africa's largest fog harvesting project, providing villages with access to potable water. Our Water School and Girls' E-Learning Programs build capacity in the Anti-Atlas Mountains. Through our Ethnographic Field School, researchers and students engage with local communities in Agadir, Sidi Ifni, and the rural Aït Baamrane region for meaningful cross-cultural exchange.
Friday, November 4, 2016
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
- Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate related hazards and natural disasters in all countries.
- Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies, and planning.
- Improve education, awareness raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction, and early warning.
- Implement the commitment undertaken by developed country Parties to the UNFCCC to a goal of mobilizing jointly USD100 billion annually by 2020 from all sources to address the needs of developing countries in the context of meaningful mitigation actions and transparency on implementation and fully operationalize the Green Climate Fund through its capitalization as soon as possible.
- Promote mechanisms for raising capacities for effective climate change-related planning and management, in LDCs, including focusing on women, youth, local and marginalized communities.
Saturday, October 29, 2016
|This panoramic view from Brazil illustrates the gap between rich and poor urban communities.|
|Dar Si Hmad improves access to potable water in Southwest Morocco|
|A student from the Moroccan countryside examines native ecology during Dar Si Hmad's Water School|
|EYAs taking part in a Clean & Green Campaign in Paradise Valley|
|University of Tampa (May 2015) examine the archetypal design of a traditional Amazigh (Berber) door in Southwest Morocco while visiting the Amazigh Heritage Museum in downtown Agadir as part of our Ethnographic Field School|
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
- "Industry: A world where we can renewable energy and innovative knowledge equally with one another.
- "Innovation: A world where humans can advance and progress together.
- "Infrastructure: A world with no slums, where everyone has access to sustainable resilient materials to build a safe, secure home."
Sunday, October 23, 2016
|The Environmental Youth Ambassadors recently visited the SOS Children's Village |
to deliver a lesson on Water for Sanitation & Hygiene
Saturday, October 22, 2016
|A standard toilet facilty in Dar Si Hmad's partner fog villages in Aït Baamrane|
In 2016, the alarms are already flashing crimson red, and the call for action is pressing.
The United Nations set this #6 goal because managing water sustainably will not just allow humanity to better manage food and energy production, contribute to decent work and economic growth, preserve natural water ecosystems and biodiversity, and take action on climate change - but also literally save the lives of 2.2 billion people who are currently dying every year, simply because they do not have clean, potable running water or adequate toilets.