Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Transformation (IMPACT)

Nanyuki, Kenya
Joined November 2016

Improving the livelihood of indigenous pastoral communities by advancing practices aimed at conserving natural resources and creating partnerships that empower societies economically, socially and

Presence in: Kenya
Focus: Citizenship & Identification, Community / Customary Land Rights, Environmental Justice, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Peace-building & Transitional Justice, Traditional / Customary Justice

IMPACT (Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Transformation) is a peace building, human rights, governance, land rights, policy advocacy and community development organization. We are specialised and experienced working with socially excluded social groups specifically indigenous peoples a- pastoralists and hunter gatherers communities. We also define and work on issues of intra-community marginalisation (women, youth, and blacksmiths).

IMPACT works with pastoralist communities to address the major problems faced by minority and indigenous peoples as defined by Kenyan Constitution article 260, African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights(we have observer status) and United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, International Labour Organisation Convention 169 on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples. In this regard, IMPACT has been keen to tackle, first and foremost, the loss of land rights, historical land injustices, and exploitation of resources without participation or accruing benefits.

Secondly, IMPACT has been keen to tackle problems and challenges relating to government biased development policies, social exclusion, corporate injustices and discrimination that continue to undermine the dignity of indigenous peoples and minorities in key target counties of Laikipia, Isiolo, Marsabit, Turkana and Samburu.


Mission: To address challenges faced by indigenous communities through advocacy, policy change and the promotion of human rights.

Where we Work;

Laikipia, Samburu, Isiolo and Marsabit

Target Groups

Women, Youth, Minority and indigenous people