Helping to build sustainable human communities

At INTERHES one of our objectives is to work with organizations, interest groups and local government to make human settlements and communities inclusive, resilient and sustainable, in line with the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11.

¿What that exactly means? In first place the promotion of research that contributes to influence the strengthening of organizational capacity and community management, for instance the use of public green spaces, and the interrelationship between rural-urban and peri-urban areas for sustainable human settlements. It also means to contribute with interdisciplinary knowledge to the reduction of the negative effects of natural disasters, and increase the effectiveness of interventions for environmental risk mitigation.

In order to do so, we might require to participate in the improvement of policies and plans for inclusion, resource efficiency, mitigation of and adaptation to climate change, and resilience to environmental disasters. Which cannot be done without the engagement of different range of social actors from local to global settings.

Overall we seek to promote a culture of peace and intercultural dialogue that strengthens the sustainability of human settlements and communities by improving the governance of their institutions, that means to interrelate many of the others SDG within the concept of community. From gender issues, to reduction of inequalities to water sanitation and responsible consumption and produccion, all are intersections to create a more sustainable community. We work for that in every project whereas leaded by us or those where we are invited to collaborate.