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JAC

is an Indigenous Peoples-led nonprofit founded to protect and promote the rights of indigenous peoples in Kenya with a particular focus on the Rift Valley Region. Among its activities relate to socio-economics and sustainable, culturally relevant development. The JAC aspires to provide a voice to champion for inclusion and equity towards a coordinated and systematic front.

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The Endorois; bikap Torois

The Endorois; bikap Torois The Endorois are an indigenous minority community living around Lake Bogoria and Mochongoi Ol-Arabel and Marmanet Forest in Marigat (Baringo South Constituency) Mogotio sub-counties of Baringo County, as well as in Nakuru and Laikipia Counties within the Rit Valley of Kenya. The Endorois community lived around Lake Bogoria from time immemorial. […]

Open Science and Traditional Knowledge

Open Science and Traditional Knowledge Open Science is revolutionary, just like open source in the field of Information Technology. From the perspective of the communities that most universities and researchers collect knowledge from, I will share a few points. Indigenous Peoples have compelling links to long-standing traditional knowledge systems on food, medicine, and even biodiversity […]

A new dawn for wildlife conservation in Kenya: opportunities and shortcomings.

A new dawn for wildlife conservation in Kenya: opportunities and shortcomings. BY Washington Barasa A little history Indigenous Peoples involvement in wildlife conservation in Kenya begun to gain momentum upon review of the Wildlife Conservation and Management Act in 2013.  Historically, the people left wildlife conservation entirely to the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife which has the […]

Indigenous Peoples Rights beyond Article 46: conversation with Global Leaders

A Statement delivered by our executive director, Carson Kiburo during UNPFII Twentieth Session: 19-30 April 2021 Habitat Pro Side Event: Indigenous Peoples Rights beyond Article 46: A conversation with Global Leaders. Greetings to all dear indigenous relations residing in all the sacred lands! Well, when I first got the invitation from Manuel Ibanez, I got […]

Current Programming and Milestones

Being a start-up organization, Jamii Asilia Centre has in its first year of existence made an incredible mark. When the pandemic hit, the Endorois and Ilchamus in Baringo Sub-County in Kenya had been experiencing fast-rising water levels in their lake systems – Lakes Baringo and Bogoria. Jamii Asilia, with the support of Land is Life, commissioned scientific research […]

Enhancing agro-pastoralists’ resilience amongst the Endorois youth and women towards indigenous food sovereignty

Enhancing agro-pastoralists’ resilience amongst the Endorois youth and women towards indigenous food sovereignty The pastoralist Endorois community in the target area have practised transhumance indigenous cattle rearing since time immemorial. The areas of Kapkuikui, Kaptombes and Sandai are climatically semi-arid and has been classified as an Arid and Semi-Arid Land and in an agro-pastoral marginalized […]

The Endorois; culture and biodiversity

The Endorois The cradle of the Endorois is Lake Bogoria, about fifty kilometres from the equator, and it used to be exclusively home to their rich spirituality, not until the government evicted them to pave way for the creation of a national reserve in the early 1970s. Livelihood We are traditionally pastoralist people but have […]

Water Rising Report

Report on water rising levels in Lakes Baringo and Bogoria  When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the Endorois and Ilchamus in Marigat Sub-County in Kenya had already been experiencing fast-rising water levels in their lake systems due to among other causes, climate change affecting ecological balance and its rich biodiversity. The said rise in water levels […]

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