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Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Transformation (IMPACT)

Nanyuki, Kenya
Joined November 2016

Improving the livelihood of indigenous pastoral communities by advancing practices aimed at conserving natural resources and creating partnerships that empower societies economically, socially and

Presence in: Kenya
Focus: Citizenship, Community / Customary Land Rights, Governance, Land & Natural Resources, Peace-building, Traditional / Customary Justice

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

Target Groups

Women, Youth, Minority and indigenous people

People Associated With This Organization

Daniel Manei

Kenya  
Indigenous Movement for Peace... (Unverified)
Joined January 2018
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Economic Empowerment, Gender-based violence, Land & Natural Resources
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

Desmon Lempaira

Kenya  
Indigenous Movement for Peace... (Unverified)
Joined July 2020
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights
I am Lempaira Desmon I come from Kenya form the indigenous community the Maasai. I hold a bachelor's degree in Arts, major in Sociology, and Communication from the University of Nairobi. Currently, I work at IMPACT Trust as a program officer under Community Land Protection. IMPACT is a nongovernmental organization based in the northern part of Kenya, IMPACT exists to build, support, and strengthen grassroots social movements. Our mission as an organization is to address deep underlying causes social exclusion, discrimination, marginalization, and poverty that is undermining the indigenous people’s rights to livelihoods, a healthy environment, and social-cultural rights. I have extensively been involved in advocacy campaigns on human rights issues ie the Ewaso Nyiro Camen Caravan that aims at restoration of the Ewaso Nyiro River Ecosystem being the main source of water for the pastoralist communities living downstream,water volumes have been decreasing over the years due to illegal obstruction of water upstream by the flower farms and the farming communities. I have been working with the pastoralist communities living in northern Kenya in securing their land tenure. Joining the network is an honor it will help me to expand my know-how as far as land issues and other human rights aspects are concerned. It will be a knowledge sharing and learning platform for me.

Evans Takare

Kenya  
Indigenous Movement for Peace... (Unverified)
Joined August 2018
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights
Am a paralegal working with IMPACT-KENYA and advocating for human rights

John Ole Tingoi

Kenya  
Indigenous Movement for Peace...
Joined August 2016
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Land & Natural Resources, Peace-building
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.

Mores Loolpapit

Kenya  
Indigenous Movement for Peace... (Unverified)
Joined January 2018
Interests: Education, Environmental Justice, Health
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.

Pamellah Morijoh

Kenya  
Indigenous Movement for Peace... (Unverified)
Joined August 2018
Interests: Access to Information, Community / Customary Land Rights, Peace-building, Women's Rights
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.
John Ole Tingoi is the network champion (main point of contact) for Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Transformation (IMPACT).

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