Our core values
In 2018, ISID teamed up with 4 other indigenous NGOs to form the Pastoralist Alliance for Resilience and Adaptation in Northern Rangelands (PARAN). This improved our regional outlook and approach in movement building and increased our power base to advocate and engage in policy dialogue in resilience building and promotion of rights-based approach in our programming.
What is PARAN?
PARAN is a pastoralist alliance that works to promote resilience and adaptation in northern rangelands. Our work is important because it helps pastoralists adapt to a changing climate and environment, and build resilience to shocks and stresses. We work with partners across the region to provide training, support and information to pastoralists. We also advocate for the rights of pastoralists, and work to raise awareness of the importance of their livelihoods. Our goal is to ensure that pastoralists can continue to live and work in the face of environmental and climate change.
What are the objectives of PARAN?
PARAN is a partnership of pastoralists and other stakeholders committed to enhancing the resilience and adaptive capacity of northern rangelands. Our objectives are to:
-Build the evidence base on what works to enhance resilience and adaptive capacity in northern rangelands;
-Facilitate knowledge exchange and learning between pastoralists and other stakeholders;
-Strengthen the capacity of pastoralists and other stakeholders to enhance resilience and adaptive capacity; and
– Advocate for policies, programs and investments that support the resilience and adaptive capacity of northern rangelands.
PARAN was established in response to the growing challenges facing pastoralists in the face of climate change and other environmental pressures.
How has PARAN helped?
PARAN has helped pastoralists in the Northern Rangelands to become more resilient and adaptable to the changing environment and climate. The organization has provided training and support to help pastoralists manage their resources more effectively and to make better decisions about how to use them. PARAN has also helped to build relationships between pastoralists and other stakeholders, including the government, to improve communication and collaboration. This has resulted in a better understanding of the needs of pastoralists and a more coordinated approach to meeting those needs.
What are some of the achievements of PARAN?
PARAN is a coalition of pastoralists from across the Northern Rangelands of Kenya who are working together to build resilience and adapt to the changing environment. The coalition was formed in response to the growing threats to pastoral livelihoods, including climate change, competition for resources, and insecurity. PARAN is committed to promoting sustainable pastoralism and supporting pastoralists to adapt to the changing conditions in the rangelands.
Some of the achievements of PARAN include:
– Establishing a network of pastoralists across the Northern Rangelands
– Providing training and support to pastoralists on resilience and adaptation
– Conducting research on the impact of climate change on pastoralism
What does the future hold for PARAN?
PARAN is a coalition of pastoralists from across the northern rangelands who are committed to promoting resilience and adaptation in the face of climate change and other challenges. PARAN was formed in response to the growing recognition that traditional knowledge and management practices are vital to the long-term health of the rangelands and the people who depend on them.
PARAN’s work is based on the belief that the best way to promote resilience and adaptation is to support the people who live and work in the rangelands. PARAN works to build capacity and knowledge among pastoralists, and to promote the use of traditional management practices. PARAN also advocates for the recognition of pastoralists’ rights and interests, and for the development of policies
How can I get involved with PARAN?
PARAN is a consortium of organizations, working to promote the resilience and adaptation of northern rangelands. We believe that northern rangelands are a key part of the global food system and that their stability and productivity are essential for food security.
Our work is based on the premise that pastoralists can adapt to a changing climate, if they have the capacity to do so. We work with a range of partners to promote sustainable management of northern rangelands, and we also work to raise awareness of the importance of these landscapes. If you’re interested in getting involved with our work, please get in touch!