IMPACT (Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Transformation) is a peace building, human rights, governance, land rights, policy advocacy and community development organization. We are specialised and experienced working with socially excluded social groups specifically indigenous peoples a- pastoralists and hunter gatherers communities. We also define and work on issues of intra-community marginalisation (women, youth, and blacksmiths).
IMPACT works with pastoralist communities to address the major problems faced by minority and indigenous peoples as defined by Kenyan Constitution article 260, African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights(we have observer status) and United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, International Labour Organisation Convention 169 on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples. In this regard, IMPACT has been keen to tackle, first and foremost, the loss of land rights, historical land injustices, and exploitation of resources without participation or accruing benefits.
Secondly, IMPACT has been keen to tackle problems and challenges relating to government biased development policies, social exclusion, corporate injustices and discrimination that continue to undermine the dignity of indigenous peoples and minorities in key target counties of Laikipia, Isiolo, Marsabit, Turkana and Samburu.
Mission: To address challenges faced by indigenous communities through advocacy, policy change and the promotion of human rights.
Where we Work;
Laikipia, Samburu, Isiolo and Marsabit
Women, Youth, Minority and indigenous people
An a gentleman aged 23 years, a holder of a bachelor's degree in community resource management and I have a passion of transforming communities
Am a paralegal working with IMPACT-KENYA and advocating for human rights
am a pastoralist and human right activist for the last sixteen year fighting for the rights of the pastoralist communities in northern kenya. am a paralegal worker and human rights traininer for many years and a researcher on pastoralist issues. am looking for information and likeminded people across the globe to share information and learn from experiences that would enhance my work in the community.
Dr. Mores Loolpapit is a physician and HIV expert with 22 years of experience in leadership roles for development programs in Kenya and sub-Saharan Africa, including 15 years of senior-level experience managing clinical services and community-based health care. He is currently the Chief of Party of a USAID funded project in Kenya that aims to transform the health status of the people of the Northern Arid Lands of Kenya over a five year period (March 2012 - December 2017) by supporting Government of Kenya (GoK) efforts through a country-led, country-owned and country-managed approach. Dr Loolpapit provides strategic, technical and management leadership for the project and is currently employed by Amref Health Africa.
I am a grassroots legal advocate, what others call "paralegal" working with pastoral communities in Kenya to support them register and document their lands. I believe this will ensure the security of tenure over their lands. I'm currently working with an organization called IMPACT.
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