Environmental Youth Ambassadors (EYA) is an environmental education and advocacy program established by Dar Si Hmd (DSH). The aim of this project is to allow young Moroccans to use visual storytelling and environmental journalism to advocate for environmental issues in southwest Morocco on a local and international scale, which do not receive significant attention or publicity. Particularly as the COP22 conference to be held in Marrakech in November 2016 approaches, this kind of conscientious, locally-driven initiative will be a powerful contribution to the dialogues and pledges surrounding COP22, showcasing the vibrant efforts of youth from all corners of Morocco who are raising awareness about and combating climate change.
Program Organizer : Dar Si Hmad (DSH)
Since its founding in 2010, Dar Si Hmad has supported the empowerment and resilience of rural Amazigh communities in Southwest Morocco through education and ecology, utilizing pioneering research and technology, intercultural exchange, and participatory development to facilitate sustainable growth. Dar Si Hmad coordinates six core projects: Fog Harvesting, the Ethnographic Field School, the Water School, Girls’ E-Learning, Rural Capacity Building, and RISE & THRIVE. DSH’s initial project uses pioneering technology, the first of its kind in North Africa, to harvest water from fog and deliver it to marginalized communities previously without access to potable water.
Program Funding : U.S. Embassy in Rabat
The Environmental Youth Ambassadors (EYA) program is funded by the generous support of the United States Embassy in Rabat.