WHO WE ARE.
The Pastoralists Alliance for Resilience and Adaptation in Northern Rangelands (PARAN) is a collective social movement uniting a variety of pastoralist institutions and organizations, including customary institutions, women and youth groups, community-based and non-governmental organizations, as well as other formal and informal networks.
PARAN seeks to strengthen and promote sustainable pastoralism. It does so by developing the leadership and expertise of its members to facilitate their engagement with relevant stakeholders, from governments to the private sector. PARAN mainly engages in advocacy and capacity-building initiatives.
Through building social movements and coalitions in the counties of Marsabit, Isiolo, Laikipia and Samburu, PARAN works towards securing pastoralist land rights and improving resilience to climate change. Most of all, the alliance is an advocate for community-based natural resource management.
IMPACT is one of PARAN's five founding member and currently acts as its secretariat.
peace and cohesion
Promoting structured intra and inter-community dialogue, as well as amplifying Indigenous voices at all levels of decision-making
Secure access to land and resources
Supporting pastoralists trough the land tenure process and facilitating community-based resource management
Create vibrant grassroots movements
Helping members to mobilize alliances and networks across diverse communities and geographies
PARAN now includes 23 member organizations, but the alliance was founded by a group of five key partners.