Climate Change

Climate Change

Pastoralist livelihoods depend on their indigenous ecological knowledge and the wellbeing of their livestock. They utilize the rich indigenous knowledge about their environment to monitor and predict climate and seasonal cycles through observation of behavioral characteristics of biological components, cosmology and other traditional, socio-cultural methods.Pastoralists use this knowledge to model their livelihoods and manage their cultural calendar events. However, unpredictable weather variations have become so phenomenal and a big challenge in providing accurate weather prediction by the traditional indigenous institutions.

This phenomenon has increased pastoralists vulnerability to the adverse effects of climate change and global warming. The loss of livestock which is the main livelihoods pillar is increasing poverty rates, stress and depression particularly to the boys and men. This is directly driving a change in gender roles where women who are already burdened with household chores, fetching water and firewood now become the breadwinners for the households.

Our Approaches

  • To enhance community land security of tenure for climate change resilience among pastoralists’ community in Kajiado County with special emphasis to women and girls.
  • Support county policies geared towards cushioning pastoralist against the adverse effects of climate change
  • Advancement of indigenous and modern knowledge systems in prediction and mitigation of climate change effects.
  • Adoption of non-climate dependent sources of livelihood
  • Adoption of Regenerative agriculture.
  • Provision of water to the most vulnerable communities
  • Support national indigenous tree planting exercise, by developing community tree nurseries for community distribution
  • Community dialogues on climate change and draw community centered action plans
  • Strengthen the food value chain system in the community. This include support communities to adopt quality animal breeds, support the milk value addition chain, and assist communities to access markets

NLIPP is a community based organization founded with a premise of community togetherness in advocating for the fundamental rights of the most marginalized and underserved members of the society who are mostly women and girls.


PO Box: Kajiado, Kenya

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