Given all the problems that continue to surface in the world today, it is no longer surprising but nevertheless still sad, that most of the good work being done to solve all these problems and prevent them from happening again is being done by a large number of non-governmental organizations (NGOs). They are purportedly doing a lot of the work that many public service institutions are no longer able to carry out. Or unwilling to carry out, as the case may be for your specific land area. Worse still is the unwillingness or reluctance of private enterprise to step up to the plate in areas and situations of dire need.
Worse still because these enterprises have the resources and human capital to make a difference. One of the greatest problems faced by many societies and their landholdings today is the severe shortage of water. Sadly, this has come about in part as a result of the abovementioned public and private enterprises’ incompetence and moral decline. But taking their place are NGOs that are teaching distressed communities how they can obtain and maintain their improved water availability. There is one organization focused on East Africa, home to some of the driest regions in the world.
Their sterling work has been approved of by the United Nations department responsible for environmental care and management. This group is utilizing the UN’s sustainable development goals as its guide for countering all the extremities of droughts, floods and the extreme levels of poverty as a result thereof. Most of this poverty occurs in the rural areas. It is here that responsible pastoralism is being taught. If there is still fish to be caught, the communities are taught to manage this resource responsibly and carefully.