VISION, MISSION & CORE VALUES

VISION, MISSION & CORE VALUES

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Vision

A Prosperous Pastoralist Community.

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Mission

To advocate for the integration of pastoralists' agenda in mainstream development.

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Core Values

Pastoralism as a viable way of life,

Cultural Diversity,

Partnerships and Social Justice.

Pastoralist Development Network of Kenya (PDNK)

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We are an advocacy NGO established under a Trust deed number 791 DI 4453128 in 2003. The network is a conglomeration of 60 pastoralists’ individuals, NGOs and CBOs and non-pastoralist institutions and individuals supporting pastoralists’ development process in Kenya. It draws its membership from North Rift, South Rift, North Eastern and Upper Eastern regions of Kenya representing 14 pastoralist Counties. Its mission is to lobby for the inclusion of the pastoralist agenda in mainstream development with the vision of a prosperous pastoralist society.

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PDNKs overrearching Strategic objectives have been:

  1. To promote the formulation and adoption of adequate and favourable policies and statutes that enhance the livelihood of pastoralists.
  2. To advocate for adequate and equitable allocation of resources to enhance pastoralists’ livelihoods and wellbeing in Kenya.
  3. To build and strengthen linkages with like-minded organisations and institutions to create a critical mass to drive the pastoralist agenda both nationally and internationally especially on mega infrastructural and extractive projects.
  4. Currently PDNK is implementing various projects supported by partners, these include;
    1. Cordaid: Making devolution work in addressing pastoralist conflicts in Kenya
    2. IWGIA: Consolidating Kenya’s Indigenous Peoples Universal Periodic Review and ILO 169 efforts
    3. American Jewish World Service: securing the rights of indigenous communities within the understanding of Article 56, read together with Article 260 that define marginalized communities rights in the context of the on-going LAPSSET project
    4. First Peoples Worldwide: Training of Maa Council of Elders on Articles 67(2)(f) and159(3) of the constitution on their roles and responsibilities
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PDNK Initiatives

Since it was formed, PDNK has undertaken several initiatives including the launch of district forums, organized and sponsored pastoralists in issue based workshops and open declaration making forums, trainings on rights based approaches, policy and legal advocacy, including undertaking Civic Education exercises. It has also engaged several media organizations including BBC, Bloomberg TV, CNN, Voice of America, Associated Press and several Kenya media houses on issues that are central to pastoralists. PDNK also works very closely with other local partners. For example, it is the current chair of Kenya Rangelands Coalition, a member of the steering committee of the Kenya Pastoralist Week, a member of the national steering committee on Climate Change and the Redd+ process, a founder member of the East Africa Working Group on Pastoralism, a member of the Global Multi Stakeholder Platform for Livestock and a co-convener of the Minorities and Indigenous Peoples Thematic group under the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), the Vice Chair of the IGAD Civil Society Forum membres and a focal point in Kenya for the African Commissions’ Working Group on Indigenous Populations/ in Africa (WGIP) among others.

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ABOUT PDNK

Pastoralist Development Network - of Kenya

We are an advocacy NGO established under a Trust deed number 791 DI 4453128 in 2003. The network is a conglomeration of 60 pastoralists’ individuals, NGOs and CBOs and non-pastoralist institutions and individuals supporting pastoralists’ development process in Kenya. It draws its membership from North Rift, South Rift, North Eastern and Upper Eastern regions of Kenya representing 14 pastoralist Counties. Its mission is to lobby for the inclusion of the pastoralist agenda in mainstream development with the vision of a prosperous pastoralist society.

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