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Jacqueline Ndirangu

country coordinator

Maggie Marshall

program officer

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

Deputy President William Ruto (left), Ethiopian Ambassador to Kenya Meles Alem (center) and EU Acting Ambassador and Head of Cooperation for Kenya Hubert Perr.

EU awards Pact €3 million to expand peacebuilding in East Africa

May 19, 2021
Pact has secured the support of a European Union grant for €3,137,520 to expand peacebuilding activities in Ethiopia and Kenya. The project, SEEK II, will address drivers of conflict,...
'Mama Amani' Elizabeth Kalany. (Credit: Kelah Kathure/Pact)

“Peace is an action of transformed thinking”: A community change agent in Kenya makes peace her life's work

February 25, 2021
Asked what she does for a living, Elizabeth Kalany’s answer is an emphatic, “My work is peace.” It is this selfless pursuit of togetherness and harmony that drives Mama Amani, as she is known in...
Samuel Lotiko, a SEEK youth boundary partner in Marsabit, Kenya. (Credit: Kelah Kathure/Pact)

Engaging youth to foster cross-border peace along the Kenya-Ethiopia border

February 25, 2021
Samuel Siyel Lotiko was seven years old when wrongly administered medication led to his total blindness. This life-altering incident meant he had to start school over again, just to learn braille....

EU-funded RASMI project hands over water pan to border communities in Mandera County

February 1, 2021
The newly constructed waterpoint will help mitigate conflict over water and pasture for the predominantly pastoralist communities along the Kenya and Ethiopia Border.
Community members in South Omo gather for a Hamer-Dassenach discussion. (Credit: SND/SEEK)

‘We have to feel our neighbors’ pain’: On the Kenya-Ethiopia border, feuding groups unite after crisis

November 23, 2020
In September, heavy rains drenched Ethiopia’s South Omo region, home to the Dassenach community. Nearby Lake Turkana overflowed its banks, destroying agricultural and grazing fields and displacing...

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...