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The Enduring Voices Foundation

Nairobi, Kenya
Joined February 2022

EVF strengthens the capacity of Indigenous Communities, (HRDs) and other ‘At-Risk-Individuals’ to work effectively and to reduce their vulnerability to the risk of persecution through advocacy.



Presence in: Kenya
Focus: Children's Rights, Community / Customary Land Rights, Community Organizing, Community Paralegals, Criminal Justice, Disability Rights, Education, Environmental Justice, Ethnic / Religious Minorities' Rights, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Health, HIV/Aids, Indigenous Peoples' Rights, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, LGBTQI+ Rights, Peace-building & Transitional Justice, Policy Advocacy, Protection & Safety, Refugees & Migrant Rights, Right to Information, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights

The Enduring Voices Foundation (EVF) was founded in 15th January 2009, by Prof. Humphrey Ojwang, the late Prof. Duncan Okoth Okombo and other accomplished Scholars to:

  • Bring together Indigenous communities, HRDs and other minority ‘At-Risk-Individuals’ with scholars, scientists, the academia, the donor community, the civil society, policy makers and stakeholders to champion for human rights and self-determination of Indigenous people and other minority groups in Kenya and across East Africa.
  • Facilitate socio-cultural, anthropological research and development projects in Kenya.

The Organization’s History:

The Enduring Voices Foundation (EVF) is a coalition of indigenous pastoralists’ communities that was founded in 2009, by a group of accomplished African scholars, researchers, anthropologists and academia. Incorporated in the Republic of Kenya as a Non-Governmental Organization, human rights activism, advocacy, research and legal empowerment through Capacity Building is the mainstay of EVF, underlined by principles of participation, accountability, non-discrimination, equality and legality.

VISION

EVF’s vision is to strengthen the capacity of Indigenous Communities, Human Rights Defenders (HRDs), Investigative Journalists, LGBTQ and other ‘At-Risk-Individuals’ to work effectively and to reduce their vulnerability to the risk of persecution, including by advocating for a favourable legal and policy environment in Kenya.

MISSION

EVF’s mission is to bring together indigenous communities with scholars, scientists, the academia, the donor community, the civil society, policy makers, stakeholders and activists to champion for human rights and self-determination of HRDs and other ‘At-Risk-Individuals’ through capacity building, training, advocacy, sustainable development of projects and implementation of evidence-based programmes that are contextually relevant to Kenya and sub Saharan African.

People Associated With This Organization

Carolyne Ngara

Kenya  
The Enduring Voices Foundation
Joined February 2022
Interests: Children's Rights, Community / Customary Land Rights, Community Organizing, Community Paralegals, Disability Rights, Education, Environmental Justice, Ethnic / Religious Minorities' Rights, Gender-based violence, Health, Housing Rights & Informal Settlements, Indigenous Peoples' Rights, LGBTQI+ Rights, Policy Advocacy, Protection & Safety, Refugees & Migrant Rights, Right to Information, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights
Carolyne Ngara - Executive Director & Project Manager:
Carolyne holds a B.A. Journalism from the University of Salzburg, Austria. As the Executive Director, Carolyne coordinates the day-to-day implementation of EVF’s activities. As the Project Manager, she implements the EVF programs, supervises and oversees the program staffs. I also help in designing, coordinating and executing the proposed project. In the proposed project, Carolyne will manage the project by maintaining the projects methodologies, establishing priorities and ensuring adherence to project schedules through efficiency and quality of output.
Carolyne Ngara is the network champion (main point of contact) for The Enduring Voices Foundation.

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