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APaD Empowering Women

Would you like to knowABOUT US

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Agency for Cross Border Pastoralists Development (APaD) is a registered NGO located in Turkana County, northwestern Kenya. The organization, formed in 2002, focuses on the economic, environmental, political and social issues impacting pastoralist communities of Turkana County and the cross-border regions of South Sudan and Northern Uganda. Specifically, APaD addresses the continued marginalization of pastoralist communities in the region through inadequate and lack of physical infrastructure and facilities, lack of access to social and health services, low levels of participation in public policy and development, continuous insecurity, high levels of illiteracy, exploitation of natural resources and depletion of livelihoods.

MAIN OBJECTIVE

The main objective of APaD is to promote peace building and conflict resolution; relief of poverty, effective local governance, environmental conservation and food security amongst the pastoralist communities of Turkana County in Kenya generally and in the cross-border regions of South Sudan Northern Uganda

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES

Socioeconomic Development
Implementation of transformational grassroots programming that strives to enhance.
Sustainable Utilization
To promote equitable access, sustainable utilization of natural resources and adaptation to climate change.
Peace Building
To strengthen the capacities of local and cross border institutions to mitigate intra and intercommunity conflicts through peace building.
Economic Empowerment
To promote community economic empowerment through diversification of livelihoods.
Good Governance
To enhance the capacity of local institutions in advocacy and promotion of good governance.
Facilitate Evidence
To facilitate evidence based research to inform results based programming.

STRATEGIC DIRECTION

Promoting rights and entitlements of poor and marginalized especially women, Integration of thematic focus to address pastoralist  needs  in totality, Livelihood development of poor especially in vulnerable areas, Economic empowerment and employment generation and Strengthening organizational management

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CORE VALUES

Integrity, Transparency and accountability, Fairness, justice and respect for human dignity, Gender Responsiveness, Environmental justice and governance, Respect for cohesiveness and diversity and Commitment, professionalism and career development

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PROGRAMMATIC APPROACH

Integration of Human Rights-Based  Approach and service delivery, Networking and alliance building, Policy advocacy, Capacity building, Women and Youth participation, Knowledge sharing and Establish program centric models

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Here are the list of some partners OUR PARTNERS

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What you need to know about usSOME OF OUR ACHIEVEMENTS

WATER
Number of people impacted by our Water Projects.
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PEACE
Reduced conflicts over the scarce resources by Percentage
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LIVELIHOOD
Number of ongoing Livelihood Projects
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SUSTAINABILITY
Number of HH economically impacted
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Visit us in Lodwar, Turkana County

Our second location,
we are open every day
from 8AM to 6PM.

TestimonialsWHAT TURKANA SAYS

GREAT ORGANIZATION

The Cross border partnership initiated by PEACE III Program enabled the easy recovery of the raided Livestock and has also helped establish close working relationship between the newly formed peace committees in Apuke,Kalapata and Chemorongit

MARK IKIMAT

Turkana Tribesman Using A Big Toothbrush, Turkana Lake, Loiyangalani, Kenya

SMALL BUT EFFICIENT

Since we came back from Kobebe, our livestock especially donkeys and children suffered from thirst. When we heard that Brooke East Africa and APaD were coming to repair our only borehole, we women were particularly excited.

JOHN EKIRU

A Turkana man waiting to be seen at the clinic.              Photographs from the LCMS Mercy Medical Team on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, in Nataparkakono, a village in Turkana, Kenya. Image by Carlotta Cisternas Tiews.

EASY TO WORK WITH

The initiative of low level women forum in South Karamoja linked women from Uganda, South Sudan and Ethiopia together as well as improving their input in sharing early warning and early response information across the borderlines of Karamoja Cluster.

ANN ETUBON

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