Agency for Pastoralists Development (APaD) is a Community-Based Non-Governmental organization located in Turkana County, northwestern Kenya. The organization, formed in 2002, focuses on the economic, environmental, political and social issues impacting pastoralist communities of Turkana County and in the cross-border regions of South Sudan, Uganda and Ethiopia. Specifically, APaD addresses the continued marginalization of pastoralist communities in the region through inadequate and lack of physical infrastructure and facilities, lack of access to social and health services, low levels of participation in public policy and development, continuous insecurity, high levels of illiteracy, exploitation of natural resources and depletion of livelihoods. APaD tackles these issues by implementing transformational, grassroots programming that strives to enhance socioeconomic development through community mobilization and organizing, community empowerment, advocacy and strengthening of local leadership, policies and systems, and promotion of active community participation in public policy and development processes.
APaD Board of Directors is made up of professionals and public servants from throughout Turkana County. These individuals govern the organization according to relevant policies, provide technical support and guidance in strategic planning, project development and activity implementation and strengthen APaD’s networks and partnerships.
An empowered, secure and dignified society.
To improve citizen participation through mobilization and empowerment of local communities and advocating for strengthened public policy implementation and development in Turkana County, Kenya.
Our core values
- Transparency and accountability
- Fairness, justice and respect for human dignity
- Gender equality
- Environmental justice and governance
- Respect for cohesiveness and diversity
- Commitment, professionalism and career development