Agency for Pastoralists Development is a non-governmental organization located in Turkana County, northwestern Kenya. The organization, formed in 2002, focuses on economic, environmental, political and social issues impacting pastoral communities of Turkana County and in the cross-border regions of Southern Sudan, Uganda and Ethiopia. APaD tackles their issues by implementing transformational, grassroots that strives to enhance social-economic development through community mobilization, community empowerment, advocacy and strengthening of local structures, policies, systems and promotion of active community participation in public policy and development processes.
As seen throughout the world, climate change has greatly affected northern Kenya. Weather patterns and temperatures have begun to change rapidly, and the region faces frequent prolonged droughts. APaD focuses on two major areas in environmental natural resource management