The main goal of the Environmentalist Society is environmental conservation, but its activities cover all aspects related to development projects with emphasis placed upon capacity building, raising awareness and peacebuilding. The main objectives of the organisation can be summarised as follows:
- To support local communities in implementing environmentally sustainable development projects.
- To mobilise its members to help local communities in their development.
- To raise awareness about the global, national and local environmental problems with emphasis on hot issues faced by local communities.
- To carry out research and study on environmental issues that affects quality of life.
- To create partnerships and work in relation with local environmental problems with emphasis on hot issues faced by local community.
- To promote the issues of human rights, conflict reconciliation and peacebuilding in different parts of the country.
- To promote women’s participation in environmental issues.
ES believes that conflict resolution and peacebuilding can be achieved through social work and the creation of appropriate links between different tribes and groups in conflict, making use of traditional norms and regulations that maintained harmony and coexistence in Sudan for generations. Through such vision ES designs its activities in close collaboration with local communities that guide the means of implementation.
The Environmentalist Society was founded in 1986 and registered in the Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) as non-governmental organisation.
Peace & Environment Forum and Peace Camps
This initiative involves capacity building for young people who have been affected by the civil war in the area. The camps also aim to build trust and confidence between different communities through various activities, ranging from sports to arts and cultural development.
The objectives of the initiative are as follows:
- Raise environmental awareness.
- Encourage the spirit of participation and self-help.
- Raise awareness on consumer protection and rights.
- Spread the culture of peace in the areas focused upon.
- Begin tree planting activities for homes and schools.