FAHAMU | http://www.fahamu.org
Fahamu is distinctively placed as a pan-African organisation supporting and working collaboratively with social movements over the long term. Fahamu has a vision of the world where people organise to emancipate themselves from all forms of oppression, recognise their social responsibilities, respect each other’s differences, and realise their full potential. Fahamu seeks to generate knowledge to serve activism, bridging the gap between theory and practice, create learning for, by and across movements. Fahamu further seeks to amplify Africa-centred voices, perspectives and solutions in policy and decision-making at all levels and also to create platforms for analysis and debate. Presently, FAHAMU is intensifying Participatory Budgeting models in Kajiado, Kwale, Makueni, Kakamega and Kisumu Counties where citizens and local governments broaden mechanisms for promoting citizen participation in management of County budgets. In 2016, FAHAMU has embarked on another exciting project entitled Your Voice Matters which is focused on Pan-Africanism, Feminism and People - centredness as its core values. The project will be engage the University of Nairobi in Kenya, Makerere University in Uganda and the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. Fahamu anticipates to see more young people in East Africa debating and offering solutions that affect the region and their respective countries. Also, FAHAMU is implementing a youth-led and youth-centered project called “Your Voice Matters”. Your Voice Matters is an initiative being implemented in different universities across Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania that proposes to contribute to solving some of Africa’s challenges by providing students with an opportunity to share their views and plans for Africa via Pambazuka News Essay Writing Competitions, Dialogues, Lectures and different forms of art.
Peace Pen Communications (PPC) | https://www.peacepencommunications.org/
PPC is a change-oriented, media-focused organization aimed at enhancing a pro-active media culture that strives to restore and sustain peace & stability in areas of (potential) conflict through media.PPC’s focus is to harness peaceful co-existence, social justice and build resilient communities through inculcating professional accountability and responsibility by media.Founded and registered in 2009, PPC has implemented different projects including training of journalists, media monitoring especially during elections in Kenya and reporting on climate change.
ILEPA | http://www.ilepa-kenya.org/
Indigenous Livelihoods Enhancement Partners (ILEPA) is a community based NGO advocating for human rights, community health and development. The organization is serving amongst the Indigenous Peoples of Kenya with a focus on Maasai pastoral community in Narok County, Southern Kenya with the vision of a ‘just, healthy and prosperous Indigenous peoples’ society. ILEPA aims at promoting an Indigenous Peoples community enjoying a healthy lifestyle, experiencing improved human rights, good governance and self-determined sustainable community based development. ILEPA is active on issues of environmental conservation, climate change, land rights and indigenous knowledge systems and; is represented on various platforms including International Indigenous People’s Forum on Climate Change, Kenya National REDD+ working groups among others.
PALIAct (Ukombozi Library)
The Progressive African Library and Information Activists (PALIAct) established the Ukombozi Library in 2017 to bring to light thousands of books, publications and other memorabilia archives that inspired and fuelled the struggles for social justice and democracy in Kenya. The library is registered as a society under the Progressive African Library and Information Activists (PALIAct) and the Kenya Societies Act. Its purpose is to empower citizens in Kenya through facilitating access, sharing and engagement in progressive knowledge and perspectives.