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Contacts

Leslie Mitchell

country director
lmitchell@pactworld.org

Kyle Charles

program officer
kcharles@pactworld.org

In partnership with USAID and the European Union Trust Fund for Africa, Pact is empowering communities in Kenya to build peace and prosperity along the country's borders with Somalia, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Uganda.

Using systemic solutions that address root causes of cross-border conflict, Pact works directly with local communities to strengthen conflict-management systems and build the capacity of regional and national institutions to stem conflict. Our programming engages local government agencies, women, religious leaders, security forces and people vulnerable to engaging in conflict and violence. Pact also works to promote economic development and greater resilience to reduce insecurity and instability.

Stories and Highlights

A goat herder touched by violence in East Africa becomes a peace ambassador

March 29, 2019
By Abdullahi M. Ahmed Peyo was born 22 years ago in Kibish, a small town near where the borders of Kenya, Ethiopia and South Sudan meet. As a boy, he herded goats, later attending primary school in...

The RASMI project: Building peace in Africa’s Mandera Triangle

March 14, 2019
Regional Approaches for Sustainable Conflict Management and Integration, or RASMI, works to build peace in the Mandera Triangle, a border region of Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia that has experienced...

Change stories of reformed warriors, their spouses and the community

February 13, 2019
The interviews in this video were conducted to gauge the impact of Pact's PEACE III program in Kaabong District in northeastern Uganda, using an evaluation methodolgy known as Participatory...

PEACE III stories of impact

February 13, 2019
These stories describe how Pact, through the USAID-funded PEACE III project, has strengthened the capacity of local partner organizations on the Kenyan border with Somalia, Ethiopia, South Sudan and...

Women in peacebuilding in Kenya’s borderlands

January 2, 2019
Pact's PEACE III project, funded by USAID, works along Kenya's borders with Uganda, Ethiopia, South Sudan and Somalia to strengthen conflict-management systems and build the capacity of regional and...

From hard beginnings, a youth peace initiative in Kenya thrives with Pact and USAID support

November 15, 2018
Noor Daher Ali, an ethnic Kenyan Somali, knows well the lure of Al-Shabaab. He grew up poor in this coastal town, where unemployment, poverty and illiteracy make young people vulnerable to...

'Peace has brought back our income': A Pact partner builds stability in a volatile African border region

November 15, 2018
There was a time when the Turkana people of South Omo, in northern Kenya, lived in so much fear and conflict that the region was essentially a no-go zone. “In the past, people did not stay in the...

The economic contributions of artisanal and small-scale mining in Kenya: Gold and gemstones

October 26, 2018
Artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) activities have been a significant source of employment for Kenyans, playing a critical role in poverty reduction and rural development. Even so, limited data...

A lesson from Turkana in the true impact of peacebuilding

September 10, 2018
Turkana is a county in the northwest of Kenya that touches the borders of Uganda, South Sudan and Ethiopia. It is both a stunningly beautiful and forsaken place where mountains and steep red canyons...

‘I have seen the light’: With Pact’s help, a Ugandan fighter puts down his weapons

November 8, 2016
Now a member of the Kaabong Peace Ambassadors, a Pact support group for reformed warriors, Peter Acia is remaking a life of peace and productivity.