Pattanarak is a grassroots, registered, local, non-profit, humanitarian assistance organization devoted to balancing the interests of conservation and development. Our work specifically relates to the problems of people living along Thailand's national borders with Myanmar (Burma) in the West and Laos to the East. Pattanarak's primary concerns include:
Sexual and Reproductive Health, including HIV/AID
Human Trafficking, including illegal labour, child labour, and exploitation of women
Strengthening capacity of village volunteers and related groups such as women's, youth, and farming groups and organizations
Sustainable Natural Resource Management (e.g. targeting forest / riverside communities)
Core funding for the DOT-COM Alliance is provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Economic Growth, Agriculture & Trade, Office of Infrastructure and Engineering (EGAT/OI&E), Office of Education (EGAT/ED), and Office of Women in Development (EGAT/WID), under the terms of Award numbers: GDG-A-00-01-00009-00, dot-GOV; GDG-A-00-01-00014-00, dot-ORG; GDG-A-00-01-00011-00, dot-EDU.