ReD-DES (Digital Resources for Sustainable Economic Development, according to its Spanish abbreviation) is a Central American program that was developed by A company and Sula Batsu for HIVOS (a Dutch non-governmental development organization inspired by humanist values). The program formulation was done on the basis of a broad research carried out amongst local HIVOS partner organizations working in the Sustainable Economic Development (SED) sector in Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica, El Salvador and Guatemala.

The general objective of the ReD-DES program is to "strengthen sustainable economic development in the Central American region through the strategic incorporation of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) by organizations, defining actions in sustainable agricultural production and renewable energy as well as improving the conditions for vulnerable populations living in poverty."

In order to achieve this general objective, four areas of work were defined in order to: (1) strengthen organizations, (2) empower the voices of vulnerable populations, (3) promote sustainable production and (4) promote renewable energy.
A gender focus was formulated for each of these work areas.


A Company (Marije van Lidth de Jeude) and *Sula Batsu (Kemly Camacho) for HIVOS*

Location: Central America

Status: Completed

Year: 2007-2008