Our project area(s) have in recent times witnessed increased pressure on natural resources – pasture, wood fuel, and water – access, use and sustainability due to population increase, land fragmentation and privatization, sale of land, competing land use practices including wildlife conservation and large-scale commercial farming,
The environmental concerns are also complicated by disregard of indigenous knowledge, practices and values system related to environmental and natural resource management.
As a human rights organization, we were born out of land and human rights struggle within Maji moto group ranch(GR). Through human rights awareness, advocacy, lobbying, petitions, peaceful demonstration and public litigation efforts, we have empowered the Maji moto community on basic knowledge on human rights, which have resulted in regime change, improved accountability on public funds, recognition, respect and protection of human rights at the group ranch level.
We seek to strengthen and contribute communities’ resiliency in food security and poverty reduction through enhancing access to water for domestic, livestock and Irrigation farming for subsistence; promoting high transition rates and quality performance across the various entry levels in the country’s education system.
Education support initiatives has been through linking talented but needy students with potential sponsors, carrying out motivational and mentorship outreaches activities.
ILEPA is also active in the area of knowledge generation, documentation and sharing. The organization has participated and contributed to a number of scientific research work on a broad range of topics including governance and corruption, Indigenous knowledge systems and practices and climate change and Pastoralism and land tenure amongst others. In doing research, ILEPA endeavors to promote participatory action based research approaches to inform the lobbying and advocacy programme of the organization.