- Local government support originates in the offices of the Region’s municipalities in Acaxochitlán, Tenango de Doria, San Bartolo Tutotepec and Huehuetla and their sub-offices of women and indigenous affairs. This support, when provided, helps PSYDEH target respected indigenous leaders spread over rugged and expansive terrain and produce project activities.
State (& Region):
- We have contacts in, and engage when needed, the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo (UAEH), and such regional institutions as the Universidad Intercultural del Estado de Hidalgo (UICEH).
- Long-time NGO partners include the region-focused Red de Organizaciones de la Sociedad Civil Hidalgo 84 (REDOSC) and the state-focused Consejo Consultivo Ciudadano Hidalgo and the Red Unidad de Organizaciones de la Sociedad Civil del Estado de Hidalgo.
- Mexican federal government institutions help fund our work. INE in 2016
- This help is not one-sided. In early spring 2015, PSYDEH was selected as Hidalgo’s only NGO representative on CDI’s Consejo Consultivo de la CDI, a national citizen board advising the Institution on indigenous policy, programs and actions.
- PSYDEH participates in the Observatorio Nacional Para la Prevención de la Violencia y Acoso Escolar, A.C. (ONAPAVEN) to share learning on the convergence of human development, violence and education.
- We work closely with the Red Nacional de Mujeres Rurales (RENAMUR). Here, a national network of women leaders help PSYDEH execute projects and link our local indigenous partners with regional, state and national women leaders to network and share better practices.
- In 2016, we forged a collaboration with Tec de Monterrey’s Mexico City campus to launch our first national crowdfunding campaign, with a gala celebration, called “Tejiendo Oportunidades.” We grow our partnership in 2017 with ongoing educational events on campus.
- Mexico City-based friends include Casa de Cultura de Tamaulipas CDMX – host of the October 2016 “Ciudadania activa: voces sociales modernas” outreach fundraising event, and Mezcaleria Sirenas – host of the May 2016 “Farm to Glass” outreach fundraising event, as well as our corporate sponsor, the artisanal beer company Lupuloco.
- In 2016, PSYDEH was awarded membership in the US-based GlobalGiving Foundation’s network of NGOs who meet their rigorous vetting standards for trust and community support. As a top-ranked member, we run crowdfunding campaigns and share better practices on fundraising and project measurement and evaluation with their staff and other members from around the world.
- In 2015, PSYDEH formalized an unprecedented Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Public Sector Leader program at American University, Washington, DC, USA (AU). With this MOA, we explore ways to fund work to strengthen local, state and national leaders through innovative training that integrates AU’s Action Learning development methodology with that which is effective the Region’s indigenous communities.