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Jacqueline Ndirangu

country coordinator
jndirangu@pactworld.org

Maggie Marshall

program officer
mmarshall@pactworld.org

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

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.

With USAID, Pact is improving the public’s access to legal information, enhancing legal aid services and increasing the capacity and sustainability of legal aid organizations in Kenya. 

Stories and Highlights

In the Mandera Triangle, RASMI takes action to build police-community trust amid Covid-19

August 15, 2020
As the Covid-19 pandemic stretches on, governments are hard-pressed to return their countries to some sense of normalcy, even as the virus continues to spread. In Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia,...

From peace champions to health champions: 'Boundary partners' in the Horn of Africa fight Covid-19

July 31, 2020
Since 2017, Pact's RASMI project has worked to build peace in the shared border areas of Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya, known as the Mandera Triangle. The region has long experienced armed conflict,...
Mariana sews face masks for sale in her village, Loarengak, in Turkana County. She has so far produced 20,000 face masks for purchase and distribution by SAPCONE, a SEEK project consortium partner. (Photo: Pact)

Supporting sustainable livelihoods and Covid-19 mitigation in Turkana

July 3, 2020
As the economic effects of Covid-19 become increasingly severe, communities are hard-pressed to find innovative ways to stay afloat, with individuals adapting their skills to meet demand for sanitary...

Pact provides investment in Tala to increase access to financial services for underserved groups

August 26, 2019
Pact, an international NGO, has closed a subordinated debt investment in Tala, a global fintech. This investment will support Tala’s lending efforts in Kenya, one of several countries where they...

To foster peace in the Horn of Africa, Pact supports Turkana cultural festival

August 19, 2019
Pact's Selam Ekisil project supported the annual Tobong’u Lore cultural festival in Lodwar, Turkana, to help foster peace, prosperity and local development in the border region, which historically...

Lullabies of peace: Women peacebuilders in the SEEK project

June 26, 2019
Women are taking a leading role in promoting cross-border peace and countering violent extremism in the cross-border areas of Kenya and Ethiopia where the SEEK project operates. They are at the...

In Mandera Triangle, women leaders stem violent extremism among youth

June 13, 2019
The shared border areas of Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya, also known as the Mandera Triangle, have experienced armed conflict, extremist violence and political instability for years.
Murule and Marehan elders take part in a trust-building dialogue.

With trust-building dialogues, East African clans make peace

June 11, 2019
For many years, the Marehan and Murule clans in East Africa’s Mandera Triangle have lived in conflict. They share social and natural resources across the borders separating Somalia, Ethiopia and...

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...