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Peace Building And Governance

Conflict is one of the most pressing issues affecting populations throughout northern Kenya and along its international borderlines with Uganda, South Sudan and Ethiopia. It is primarily resource-based, stemming from environmental degradation and depletion of water and land resources, and decreases in livelihoods and food security for local populations. Conflict in Turkana County itself is particularly challenging because the County borders over seven (7) ethnic groups from other parts of Kenya, as well as from the border countries of Uganda, South Sudan and Ethiopia. Since its inception, APaD has been and continues to be one of the most vibrant, trusted and active local organizations in peacebuilding in Turkana County especially in regards to cross-border intervention with the Pokot (of Kenya and Uganda), Karamojong (of Uganda) and Toposa (of South Sudan). Between 2008 and 2014, the organization successfully implemented the USAID funded PEACE I (2008-2009), PEACE II (2012-2014) and PEACE III (2015-19) program.

Project Name: Strengthening Mechanisms for Cross Border Peace Building and Community Resilience across Karamoja Corridor.

This is an ongoing project that is funded by GIZ/AUBP for a period of 6 Months with a focus of engaging cross border communities through constructive conflict resolutions mechanisms geared towards ensuring peaceful coexistence.


Key achievements

  • Facilitated cross border chief’s forum meeting Along Loima-Moroto and North Pokot peace corridors.
  • Facilitate two-day participatory action-planning meetings between leaders, government officials and other peace partners. The meeting was attended by 25 participants drawn from National and County Governments CSO, kraal elders, youth women as well as leaders in Uganda Districts.
  • Supported dialogue meetings between the Pokot and Turkana of Loima in addressing emerging conflicts in November 2022.


Sustainable Livelihoods Development and Animal Welfare

Turkana County has four main livelihood zones; pastoral-all species (60%), agro pastoral (20%), the riverine of Turkwel and Kerio, fishing (12%) and formal employment/casual waged labor/business (8%).

In recent decades, however, as prolonged drought and climate change have impacted environmental resources, pastoralism alone has not been enough to sustain families’ needs. Households have to turn to diversified income sources for economic growth and food security.


Project Name: Enhancing donkey resilience and welfare among the Karamoja communities of Loima-Moroto corridor.

This project was funded by The Brooke East Africa for a period of 12 Months (2023-2024)

Key Achievements:

  • Conducted a baseline assessment of cross border donkey trade, hides, migratory routes, donkey populations and welfare issues in Moroto, Kaabong and Kotido districts
  • Facilitated training of 15 CDRs from Loima on donkey diseases and linkage to the Turkana county e-surveillance.
  • Trained 15 CAHWS on donkey management and donkey diseases in Kaabong and Moroto districts.
  • Facilitated a meeting of Fifteen (15) Administrators including chiefs, LCIII (equivalent of chiefs from Uganda), National and County government administrators at sub-county level develop actionable plans to address cross border theft and illegal slaughter of donkeys.
  • Sensitized 15 LSPs in Moroto on equine welfare management and diseases.
  • Facilitated national donkey day celebrations in Turkana
  • Constructed a livestock holding crush at Lomokori along the border
  • Installed a borehole at Keekoro-Akwaan (Lokirima-Lorengkippi Ward) and constructed livestock water troughs


Emergencies like Drought are very common in the Arid & Semi – Arid areas like Turkana county and when they strike, both humans and animals are affected. They lead to scarcity of basic needs such as water and food, hence, the coping and adaptation strategies of pastoralists and their animals are threatened, hence they require humanitarian aid in such situations.

APaD responds to such situations by offering long lasting solutions for the members of the Karamoja cluster by acts such as rehabilitation of available boreholes and construction of safe water points for the animals. We also train the community on planting of drought resistant crops that can stand the harsh climatic conditions and benefit them when drought strikes.

In the recent Locust invasion that affected the entire country, APaD with support from the County Government of Turkana has been working with the youths in the local community in Turkana county by supplying them with pesticides, Personal Protective Equipment to fight the locust and ensure that they are controlled.

Project Name: Kenya crisis response SIDA HPA

This is an ongoing project that is  funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency for a period of 6 Months (july 2023-dec 2023)

Key Achievements:

  • Conducted a Training of Protection workers as ToTs that comprised a team of 10 community health volunteers and community protection on Gender-Based Violence.