A Prosperous Pastoralist Community.



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


Core Values

Pastoralism as a viable way of life,

Cultural Diversity,

Partnerships and Social Justice.

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

Recent recognitions and Awards;

PDNK has been variously recognised for its work in promoting the livelihoods and wellbeing of pastoralist communities in Kenya.

  1. In 2011 the organization received a certificate of recognition from UNDP for its work after undertaking a training of senior Police officers and community representatives in Samburu County on Rights Based Approaches in Policing after an outcry by the local community on violation of their rights during disarmament exercises in the area.
  2. In 2010 PDNK was awarded a certificate by the Committee of Experts on Constitutional Review in recognition of providing civic education on the proposed constitution in Turkana, Pokot, Samburu and Marakwet Counties.
  3. In 2012 PDNK was awarded a certificate by the Global Veterans for Peace (Glovepa International) in recognition of its role in fostering peace and cohesion among pastoralist communities in Kenya
  4. In 2013 PDNK received a certificate of appreciation from the Kenya Pastoralist Week Secretariat in recognition of its role in planning and implementing the Kenya Pastoralist Week for the past 10 years.


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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