Empowering Pastoralist Communities

Championing Resilience and Self-Reliance

Join us in our mission to support and uplift indigenous pastoralist communities in Kenya through sustainable practices and community-driven initiatives.

About Pastoralist Peoples' Initiative

Founded in 2020, Pastoralist Peoples’ Initiative (PPI) began as a Community Based Organization (CBO) and transitioned into a registered charity in 2023. Our mission is to empower and support indigenous pastoralist communities in Kenya. We are proud members of the Pastoralist Alliance for Resilience and Adaptation Across Nations (PARAAN), Grassroots Justice Network, and Indigenous Women Council (IWC).

Our work focuses on promoting leadership development, economic independence, and gender-inclusive policies. We document and revitalize traditional ecological knowledge for sustainable land management and climate adaptation. We also advocate for the fundamental rights of pastoralist communities to land, water, self-determination, and a life with dignity.

Through our efforts, we build community-based resilience to climate change, strengthen the capacity of local organizations, and provide timely humanitarian support during crises. Join us in creating a world where indigenous pastoralist communities thrive with dignity and cultural resilience.

Empowering Indigenous Communities

Our initiatives are designed to empower pastoralist communities by fostering self-reliance and resilience. 

Our Key Thematic Areas

Empowering Pastoralist Women

We promote leadership development, economic independence, and gender-inclusive policies to uplift pastoralist women.

Indigenous Knowledge Systems for Resilience

Documenting and revitalizing traditional ecological knowledge for sustainable land management and climate adaptation.

Human Rights Advocacy

Standing for the fundamental rights of pastoralist communities to land, water, self-determination, and a life with dignity.

Climate Change Adaptation

Building community-based resilience through disaster preparedness, early warning systems, and sustainable practices.

Our Programs

Empowering Communities Through Action

Pastoralist Peoples’ Initiative offers a range of programs designed to support and uplift pastoralist communities. These include:

  • The Annual Football For Peace tournament
  • Rendille Grassroots Women Support Program
  • Reproductive Health and the Mother to Mother Support Project
  • Human Rights Advocacy
  • Community Land Advocacy
  • The VSLA Project
  • The Inaugural Rendille Food and Cultural Festival

Get Involved

Your support can make a significant difference in the lives of pastoralist communities. Whether you choose to donate, volunteer, or spread the word, your contribution is invaluable. Join us in empowering these communities and fostering a future where they can thrive with dignity and resilience.