To create lasting solutions for pastoralist communities through empowerment and capacity building with a view of reducing poverty and conflict.
PASTORAL PEACE AND RECONCILIATION INITIATIVE
The official name of this organization is PPRI which stands for; Pastoral Peace & Reconciliation Initiatives. PPRI is Community based Non-governmental organization that was formed based on pastoral communities empowerment needs by group of intellectuals voluntarily. It operates on a not for profit making basis with principles and philosophy aimed at effectively reaching its vision, mission and core values.
PPRI was formed in 2009 by a group of the intellectuals, and other important stakeholders who include; elders, minority groups, women, youth and persons with disabilities who met to discuss the situation of the pastoral communities and established this international NGO working on humanitarian activities throughout Kenya and Somalia, and to respond to the many unique to these to pastoral communities in these two countries, that includes; displacement caused by inter- clan conflicts as a result of insufficient grazing pastures and water.
PPRI envisions delivering and empowering the vulnerable communities through implementation of sustainable development projects among Pastoralist through community empowerment.
PPRI is committed to the following values:
- Foster positive community participation and contribution in all of its undertakings
- None partisan in its relation to its stakeholders
- Respect tradition institutions, religious, race, culture and practice
- Promote honesty and integrity Accountability and Transparency
- Commitment for quality work and Excellency
- Provide equal job opportunity
Objectives of youth program is a youth at risk (ex-combatants, Drugs Addiction and Joining radicals, schools drop out, orphans).The intervention extends economic reintegration support for 300 youth caseloads registered under the different peace centers located in the northern counties within Kenya and SCZ of the republic of Somalia.
Objectives of the Food Security program are to increase food production and improve accessibility, promote livestock health, production and marketing of products, improve household incomes to vulnerable groups.
The overall objective of the Nutrition program is to reduce malnutrition related morbidity and mortality among the under-five years children living in northern Kenya and Somalia towns.
Objectives of the health and environment program are to improve access to safe drinking water and appropriate sanitation & hygiene facilities, promote sustainability and optimal use of natural resources through conservation and proper utilization.
The focus of the education program is on the provision of teaching and learning resources with particular emphasis on girl child education.
Peace Building and conflict transformation: This is in response aimed at transforming conflict and destruction into a constructive force which produces social change, progressively removing or at least reduce the conditions from which the conflict or the violence arisen.
WOMEN EMPOWERMENT (GENDER MAINSTREAMING)
Process of mainstreaming& Key aspects of the strategy Challenges Intervention Sex roles- are determined by our biological endorsement; they are natural and they cannot be interchanged. E.g. males releases Sperm while female conceive, give birth and breast feed.
PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT
This project is actively preserved, protect and restore the Environment. The primary goal of an environmental project is not income generation but to Address a specific Environmental concern. Our main concern that gives consideration is for a tree nursery where majority of the seedling are used to restore a riverbank or a tree nursery, where chief activity is to sell seedling to the community
HIV/AIDS AND HARMFUL PRACTICE (FGM)
Pastoral communities of the Elwak Somalia district, is vulnerable to HIV/AIDS because it is located to Ethiopia border, where traffic movement is between the two countries at the same time there remarkable number of trucks and light vehicles that travel back and forth.