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Why Cemiride

Over the past 20 years, CEMIRIDE, the only Kenyan advocacy organisation on minorities and indigenous peoples’ rights has developed a definite technical expertise and credibility on minorities and indigenous peoples’ rights with regards to jurisprudence, empowerment, participation, developing and sustaining networks, and experience in international level advocacy.

We work with minorities and indigenous communities (pastoralist, forest and fisher communities). According to the 2019 Census, the first time that Kenyan population was disaggregated by ethnicity, Indigenous Communities are 9,089,603, about 19% of Kenya’s total population. Through partnerships with communities, development partners, government, private sector, and donors, we have successfully delivered CEMIRIDE programmes in Governance, Climate Change and Access to Justice. Our diligence and expertise in minorities and indigenous peoples’ rights in Kenya has drawn different organisations to work with us.

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