Indigenous Resource Management Organization (IREMO)

County: Marsabit 

Indigenous Resource Management Organization (IREMO) is a registered non-government and nonprofit civil society organization based in Marsabit County. In 2013 a group of like-minded pastoralist women and men, got together to establish an organization, for addressing the most urgent and pressing needs of the people of Marsabit County.

The organization particularly targets women, children, youths and person living with disability. IREMO prime motto is capacity building and services delivery to the deprived and marginalized people of the society. 

The goal of IREMO is to contribute in improving the living standard of the vulnerable communities of Marsabit through community mobilization, capacity building, advocacy & strengthening of institutions at the grass root level. To promote social justice of indigenous communities, through a value system based, to help build a better world where people are self-fulfilled as individuals and play a constructive role in society.

In terms of operations, what characterizes IREMO’s functioning are its efforts to (a) enlist involvement of the locals when initiating activities at the grass root level; and (b) mobilize women for improving income base at household level, bringing peace, tolerance, and development in society.

IREMO’s thematic areas of focus are; Livelihood diversification; Women and Youth Empowerment; Climate Justice and Natural resources Management; Gender and social justice; Governance and Democracy; WASH; Peace building and conflict transformation and Emergency Response and Preparedness.