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  • Organisation

    The Pastoralist Development Network of Kenya (PDNK) was established in 2003. The network is comprised of 67 pastoralists’ non-governmental organisations, community-based organisations, non-pastoralist institutions and individuals supporting pastoralists’ development processes in Kenya.

    It draws its membership from North Rift (Turkana, Pokot, Samburu, Baringo, Keiyo-Marakwet), South Rift (Nakuru, Kajiado, Narok), North Eastern (Mandera, Wajir, Garissa, Tana River) and Upper Eastern (Marsabit, Laikipia, Isiolo) regions of Kenya representing 15 Counties with large pastoralist populations.

    PDNK’s mission is to advocate for the inclusion of the pastoralist agenda in mainstream development with the vision of a prosperous pastoralist society. PDNKs overarching strategic objectives are to:

    • Promote the formulation and adoption of adequate and favourable policies and statutes that enhance the livelihoods and production systems of pastoralists.
    • Advocate for an adequate and equitable allocation of resources to enhance pastoralists’ livelihoods and well-being in Kenya.
    • Build and strengthen pastoralist community capacities and create 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.
    • Organisation

      The Pastoralist Development Network of Kenya (PDNK) was established in 2003. The network is comprised of 67 pastoralists’ non-governmental organisations, community-based organisations, non-pastoralist institutions and individuals supporting pastoralists’ development processes in Kenya.

      It draws its membership from North Rift (Turkana, Pokot, Samburu, Baringo, Keiyo-Marakwet), South Rift (Nakuru, Kajiado, Narok), North Eastern (Mandera, Wajir, Garissa, Tana River) and Upper Eastern (Marsabit, Laikipia, Isiolo) regions of Kenya representing 15 Counties with large pastoralist populations.

      PDNK’s mission is to advocate for the inclusion of the pastoralist agenda in mainstream development with the vision of a prosperous pastoralist society. PDNKs overarching strategic objectives are to:

      • Promote the formulation and adoption of adequate and favourable policies and statutes that enhance the livelihoods and production systems of pastoralists.
      • Advocate for an adequate and equitable allocation of resources to enhance pastoralists’ livelihoods and well-being in Kenya.
      • Build and strengthen pastoralist community capacities and create 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.
    • Project

      The project Securing Indigenous Pastoralists’ Rights in Kenya’s Big Data Agenda is responding to unprecedented Kenyan government mass registration of citizens and non-citizens ostensibly for the establishment of a National Integrated Identity Management System (NIIMS) to collate and consolidate the numerous identity documents that Kenyans are issued with that include the national identity card, passport, drivers’ license, National Social Security card, National Hospital Insurance card among others.

      In late 2018, the Government of Kenya used a Miscellaneous Amendments, Bill, to establish the National Integrated Identity Management System (NIIMS, popularly known as Huduma Namba), intended to create and operate a national population register as a single source of information about Kenyan citizens and residents.

      This is a concern for indigenous peoples who know only too well the effects of denial of public services or inaccessible public facilities due to lack of documents.

      In this regard, pastoralists and other indigenous groups are sorting special deliberations to establish the extent to which the NIIMS would address the hurdles that confront them in the quest to acquire relevant government documents and services. The project is seeking consensus on how best to make Kenya’s big data agenda work for indigenous pastoralist communities.

      The project’s overarching goal is to secure the rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous pastoralist communities in Kenya’s data agenda.

  • Project

    The project Securing Indigenous Pastoralists’ Rights in Kenya’s Big Data Agenda is responding to unprecedented Kenyan government mass registration of citizens and non-citizens ostensibly for the establishment of a National Integrated Identity Management System (NIIMS) to collate and consolidate the numerous identity documents that Kenyans are issued with that include the national identity card, passport, drivers’ license, National Social Security card, National Hospital Insurance card among others.

    In late 2018, the Government of Kenya used a Miscellaneous Amendments, Bill, to establish the National Integrated Identity Management System (NIIMS, popularly known as Huduma Namba), intended to create and operate a national population register as a single source of information about Kenyan citizens and residents.

    This is a concern for indigenous peoples who know only too well the effects of denial of public services or inaccessible public facilities due to lack of documents.

    In this regard, pastoralists and other indigenous groups are sorting special deliberations to establish the extent to which the NIIMS would address the hurdles that confront them in the quest to acquire relevant government documents and services. The project is seeking consensus on how best to make Kenya’s big data agenda work for indigenous pastoralist communities.

    The project’s overarching goal is to secure the rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous pastoralist communities in Kenya’s data agenda.

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