Established in 1996 and registered as a non-governmental organization in 2000. MPIDO envisions a just and equitable society that recognize and upholds human rights and the fundamental freedom of indigenous peoples’. As indigenous people in Africa undergo political, economic and social challenges, MPIDO curves her niche into pursuing Livelihoods, climate change intervention, mitigation and adaptation; governance and conflict resolution, natural resource management; Gender, women and youth empowernment responses targeting all pastoralists, hunter and gatherer communities. Through years of expertise and experience, Mpido now serves the marginalized needs of all Indigenous peoples at a Pan african and Global Stage.
Some of our Life changing projects include..
The associated national network in Kenya is the Indigenous Peoples National Steering Committee on Climate Change (IPNSCCC)
The goal of the project is to advocate for girl child education in the Maasai community in order to change their position and condition in the community through protection from harmful cultural practices and for them to access equal opportunity in terms of education.
MPIDO has a governing body of 7 Board members(3 women and 4 men) that provide policy direction, maintain independent oversight of the management, and ensures effective strategic planning.
MPIDO has advanced its global networks and is a member of several networks
Kenya Climate Change Working Group.Formed in April 2009, bringing together various civil society organizations and donor partners in Kenya, for a united front in confronting the causes and effects of climate change in broad and specific terms in Kenya, Africa, and elsewhere where their contribution would be needed.
Kenya Pastoralists network.An advocacy platform established to conglomeration over 60 pastoralists’ individuals/acivists, 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
African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights.A quasi-judicial body tasked with promoting and protecting human rights and collective (peoples') rights throughout the African continent as well as interpreting the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights and considering individual complaints of violations of the Charter
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"Once you exclude any part of society, whatever action you do will be partial and ineffective" Joseph Ole Simel - MPIDO Director