Indigenous Resource Management Organization-IREMO

Marsabit, Kenya
Joined March 2021

IREMO work in Marsabit County-Kenya. Its mission is to promote social justice of indigenous communities with activities of gender equality, women land rights and natural resource mgt and climate chang

Presence in: Kenya
Focus: Environmental Justice

Influenced by the new development paradigm, which puts people before things, IREMO follows a participatory approach in every sphere of its work. The traditional knowledge of the rural poor and women opinions are valued and respected, and there is confidence that all people are capable of leading their responses. On a practical level, the fundamental drive of this approach is decentralization, inclusion and empowerment.

For a community to be able to work for its own development and reduce its dependency there is a need for full & inclusive involvement at all stages of the development cycle. The participation of communities in identification, planning, management, implementation and evaluation of projects is a key factor in IREMO work. Internally a participatory approach is adopted in managing the affairs of IREMO.

Visibly, IREMO role as a “change agent” helps to develop community management structures that are capable of managing their own development. This increases the ability of the community to demand accountability in all their affairs, from leaders and officials. It reinforces the community’s belief in the value of their own development choices and efforts. These community management structures are not parallel structures, but are built upon traditional institutions, promoting equitable representation and participation

Human resource development is an essential part of our development work. This means ensuring that the community is trained and skilled, as well as organized, to maximize the potential of the community to take hold of its own development.

IREMO strongly believes in maximizing its impact by transferring field experiences into knowledge to influence the development policies and practices of NGOs, donors and government agencies. This is important for working towards the long-term goal of eradicating poverty.