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Pastoralists Rights & Advocacy Network (ParaNET)

ParaNET operates in Wajir where it's based. Mission: Contributing to the full realization of, and enjoyment of economic, social, cultural and political rights, by pastoralists’ communities in Kenya.

Presence in: Kenya
Focus: Citizenship & Identification, Traditional / Customary Justice

ParaNET is a civil society organization that is engaged in active advocacy around the attainment and enjoyment of basic human rights among pastoral communities in Kenya. The organization aims to with partners including donors, relevant state agencies, and communities in ensuring that impoverished and traditionally marginalized pastoralists’ communities do not only access their basic human rights as enshrined in the Kenyan constitution but are also fully informed of their rights and responsibilities as citizens.

At the national level, ParaNET aims to actively advocate for the integration of pastoralists’ agenda in the mainstream development process and contribute to efforts geared towards tackling the systemic marginalization and exclusion of pastoralists’ communities. At the county levels, we ensure that policies and programs are informed by the actual needs of rural communities, and at the grass root levels, engaged in effectively tackling the rights’ deprivation and social exclusion that pastoralists’ communities in Kenya have long suffered through dissemination of information, development of advocacy skills, and active community participation.

Apart from advocacy, we partner with rural communities in positively addressing negative social cultural norms in support of long-term, sustainable behavior change at the population level and strengthen community responses to issues through the application of Communication for Development (C4D) Processes. Such interventions include Social and Behavior Change Processes in the areas of: Health Interventions, Environmental Awareness, Peace & Conflict Resolution, Girls- Child Education, Early Marriage and FGM

People Associated With This Organization

Abdirahman Abdullahi

Pastoralists Rights & Advocacy... (Unverified)
Joined August 2021
Interests: Citizenship & Identification
Abdirahim Maalim Abdullahi I’m head of finance in Heralding Development organization

Ahmed Adan

Pastoralists Rights & Advocacy...
Joined December 2020
Interests: Citizenship & Identification
My name is ahmed adan. I'm 23.im currently pursuing bachelor's of education. I work for paranet as a paralegal. I'm looking to empower the society I'm part of by being a good role model

Ahmed Ismail

Pastoralists Rights & Advocacy...
Joined October 2018
Interests: Citizenship & Identification
Have a Diploma in Information Studies, working with Heralding Development Organisation, interested in Empowering the community to:
#Know the law
#Use the law and
#Shape the law

To leave behind a community that understands how to fight for their basic rights. People will die but justice stays!

I love to learn from others,however, I fond of adding my views independently without been forced or imposed!

I see things from the view an ordinary person will see them,I ain't expert but I do love to be respected especially in my views the same way I respect anyone else's views. This is because I feel,that my views are strong from a logical point of view BUT will throw them myself once I find another opinion that is stronger.

I like doing things when I feel but love getting what I want faster, however, I don't oppress others to get what I loved. I don't classify people based on anything whether it is their age,gender, status, religion e.t.c but I see anyone as a son or a daughter of someone just like me.

Hamdi Ali

Pastoralists Rights & Advocacy...
Joined February 2021
Interests: Citizenship & Identification
I am paralegal working with Heralding Development Organisation. I empower my community to know the law,use the law and shape it.
Ahmed Ismail is the network champion (main point of contact) for Pastoralists Rights & Advocacy Network (ParaNET).

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