Rapid growth in post-transitional Mongolia and new challenges in social and economic activities have dramatically changed our surrounding environment, governing structures, livelihoods and health standards of people giving serious signals that need to be addressed urgently.
Development Horizons Foundation (DHF) was established in 2011 in Mongolia with the purpose to support human development, facilitate improving livelihoods and education opportunities of vulnerable citizens, introduce environment-friendly new technologies as well as develop and implement versatile projects, programs and campaigns with broader stakeholders.
DHF was born as a result of the expansion of content and scope of activities of the Gender Center for Sustainable Development (GCSD) - well known national NGO and the Tolgoit Community Development Center (TCDC). 17 years of solid experience of GCSD and TCDC throughout Mongolia and their partnership in the Asia-Pacific region in promoting human development and gender equality agenda by mainstreaming gender and related issues into local and national level social and economic planning processes through systematic dialogue, based on action research findings, policy analysis and advocacy training will add strong value and weight to the planned actions to the DHF.
DHF is partnering with all interested parties working in the specific areas of the Sustainable Development Goals (2030) in promoting the green growth and green economy, capacity building for environmental governance, gender mainstreaming and South-South cooperation.
Development Horizons Foundation has been acting as only Mongolian Organization accredited by the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) of UNEP since 2016. Being a part of Major Groups and Stakeholders engagement, DHF is being granted observer status to UNEA.
UNEA is the world's highest-level decision-making body on the environmental issues where all 193 UN member states joined it under the universal membership.
Major groups bring their daily life matters and new perspectives into policy-making at international, national, and local levels. As such the inclusion of Major Groups and Stakeholders is paramount to environmental governance.