HIMAD, a team of progressive youth who believe in the process of social change through community empowerment, came into existence in 1995. HIMAD got itself registered as a society registered under Societies Registration Act. Beginning from a small town of Gopeshwar, its activities soon grew to expand beyond the erstwhile-undivided district of Chamoli.

HIMAD’s thrust, since its inception, has been mainly on catalyzing the process of community mobilization and human resource development. It draws its strength from the collective vision of the team that believe in possibility and attainability of the change.

The underlying theme of HIMAD is to function as a catalyst in the process of building people’s institutions, where people become the sole builder and gradually reach a stage, where they can confidently say “We did it ourselves”. We see ourselves as facilitators in the process.