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Pgakenyaw Association for Sustainable Development (PASD)

The Pgakenyaw Association for Sustainable Development (PASD) is an organisation established in 2009 by Pga k’nyau (Karen) community leaders, NGOs, and concerned academics. It works to revitalise traditional learning processes and encourage the transmission of traditional knowledge to the new generation. 

It aims at preserving traditional culture and local knowledge based on human rights principles. PASD is committed to the principle of respect for humanity, human dignity and the human rights of local people in determining their life and carrying out culture-based community development. 

Country: Thailand
Facebook: PASD Thailand

Women’s stage at Ban Huai E Kang. Photo by Arisa / PASD
Khun Tee explains about the dividing of arable areas in each section. Photo by Sunaree, PASD
Khun Tee explains about the dividing of arable areas in each section. Photo by Sunaree / PASD
ไปศึกษาสำรวจเส้นทางของป่าผู้หญิงห้วยอีค่าง to study and explore the paths of Huai E Kang women's fores photographer-Sunaree,PASD
Studying and exploring the paths of Huai E Kang Women’s forest. Photo by Sunaree / PASD

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Main areas of work

  • Strengthening capacity of Community Organization and Network 
  • Traditional based Natural resource management 
  • Traditional based Sustainable Agriculture  
  • Sustainable Economy (Community Social Enterprise) 
  • Culture-based Education and Intergenerational Transmission of Traditional Knowledge 
  • Community rights and Land Rights 
  • Participatory Action Research for Sustainable Development 
  • Advocacy and Communication 
จัดเวทีเยาวชนตำบลแม่ศึกที่อยู่ในพื้นที่ดำเนินงานของสมาคม Organized a youth forum in Mae Suek sub-district in the association's operating area. photographer-Sunaree,PASD
Organized a youth forum in Mae Suek sub-district in the association’s operating area. Photo by Sunaree / PASD

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Areas of work proposed in the IKI project

PASD coordinates implementation of the project in 7 official (No.) communities (25 Clusters) in one Sub District of Pgaz K’Nyau (Karen) Communities in Mae Suk Subdistrict, Mae Chaem District in Chiang Mai Province, northern Thailand. 

Transformative Pathways Meeting. Photo by Sunaree / PASD

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