A Healthier, peaceful, educated and just society, where people can live with dignity and can freely exercise their basic human rights.
SSD has been founded to address issues of sustainable development through innovation, appropriate technology promotion and capacity building. SSD’s philosophy is not to duplicate the mandate of existing NGOs, rather carve a niche of its own to distinctly contribute to the sustainable development in general and NRM and water and environment sector in particular. Thus SSD calls itself a knowledge based NGO, predominantly interested in promotion of Best Management Practices and appropriate technology in the sector.
SSD seeks to achieve its development vision through promoting and practicing an integrated approach to sustainable development encompassing principles of ;
Participatory and human rights based approach to development.
Strengthening grass roots level organization to ensure local level services delivery following principles of subsidiary.
Behavioral change Communication to identify and target vulnerable practices for a sustained development.
Introduction and promotion of appropriate technologies to crystallize change in largely dormant societies.
Productively engage children as change agents through active learning methods/life skills based education/child to child communication for realization of behavioral changes for sustained development.
Develop models of participatory civil and environmental planning, design, management and implementation.
Capacity-building of municipalities, local government institutions and NGOs in specialized areas relating to environmental planning and design.
Design and implementation of environmental impact assessments and participatory benefit monitoring systems.
SSD’s mission is to facilitate the process of sustainable development and strive to ensure that the most vulnerable groups (women and children), people with disabilities and special needs, disaster affected (internally displaced and refugees) marginalized and extremely poor people of the society have equitable access to basic services with dignity without any discrimination on sex, language, ethnicity, culture, religion, cast and creed. And have an environment where they can freely exercise their basic human rights.