LEDeG has 35 full-time employees who tend to the general administration and implementation of various projects. In turn, employees report to a Working Committee of eight members through an Executive Director. The Working Committee fulfils the managerial responsibility of LEDeG’s projects. The Working Committee is elected by a General Body comprising of 100 members. Each year, the organisation has several national and international volunteers who get involved in various ongoing projects in Leh satisfying the organisations need for staff.
The head office of LEDeG is in Karzoo, Leh and has branches in Kargil and Zanskar that take care of the projects in those regions. The head-office has a well equipped library, an exhibition hall, conference hall and a craft shop at the Karzoo Centre in Leh. LEDeG also has a demonstration campus (where all of its projects are put into operation), approximately two kilometres from the head office. The demonstration campus has a fully equipped workshop, store-house, agriculture-testing centre and a plantation of apricot trees and a greenhouse where vegetables are grown in the summer, a solar passive Trombe-technology hostel and guest house for trainees and guests. It relies only on solar energy for electricity and water heating. The group also runs a Rural Building Centre near Choglamsar, on the outskirts of Leh.
Our primary mission is to promote Ecological and Sustainable Development that harmonizes with and builds on the local Traditions & Culture in Ladakh.
What We Do
The Ladakh Ecological Development Group (LEDeG) is a grassroots organization that has been working in the region since 1983 towards a vision of a sustainable future for Ladakh that is built on its culture and environment. Our mission is to demonstrate ecologically sound development models and to advocate regionally appropriate development policies. For close to three decades, we have been working towards bettering the lives and livelihoods of the rural communities living in the remote villages of Ladakh and also trying to influence development policies at the regional level.