Pastoralist Community Initiative Development and Assistance (PACIDA)

County: Marsabit, Isiolo and Samburu
The Pastoralist Community Initiative and Development Assistance (PACIDA) is a development and relief organisation that empowers pastoralist communities through sustainable community-driven development interventions. The organisation was founded in 2008 by local scholars and development practitioners who were concerned about the huge and widening humanitarian needs, deepening vulnerabilities and huge development gap in its target region.

Registered as a Non-Governmental Organisation in Kenya, the organisation’s ‘theory of change’ is anchored on working with our target communities to identify challenges, design interventions and mobilise resources to address them. We strive to pursue long-term and sustainable development in collaboration with the beneficiary communities, government, development actors and other stakeholders.

PACIDA’s work is hinged on five key thematic/outcome areas: Sustainable Livelihoods Development; Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH); Education; Peace, Conflict Management & Governance and Disaster Risk Reduction & Climate Change Adaptation (DRR & CCA).