Who we are

Network for Peace and Development (NEPED) is an indigenous non-profit making community based organization (CBO) that works with pastoralist communities in Takaba, Mandera West district to create a successful community atmosphere. NEPED strives to formulate a long term strategy that will enable the pastoralist community to look towards their future by empowering community with the skills to enhance their capacity and creating an opportunities for income generating activities for youth and women. It was registered in 2006 under the ministry of Social service in Mandera and in the process of registering with NGO council as local NGOs.

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As an institution, NEPED has clear strategies and operational policies on how it conducts its affairs and interventions through community empowerment and participation in the project decision making in order to increase its reputation among the donors and community they are working for. The organization works at grassroots level to enhance the capacity of communities it works with to respond to their basic needs and advocates for their plights to elicit actions on their needs and interests in the international arena.

Vision: NEPED envisions delivering and empowering the vulnerable communities through implementation of sustainable development projects among Pastoralist through community empowerment.

Mission Statement: To create lasting solutions for pastoralist community through women empowerment and capacity building with a view of reducing poverty.

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Core Values and principles. NEPED is committed to the following values

  • Foster positive community participation and contribution in all of its undertakings
  • None partisan in its relation to its stakeholders
  • Respect tradition institutions, religious, race, culture and practice
  • Promote honesty and integrity Accountability and Transparency
  • Commitment for quality work and Excellency
  • Provide equal job opportunity

Where we Work

NEPED targets the wider Mandera West district. The communities in this region were identified as one of the most vulnerable pastoralist whom there living standard is below poverty line living with a less than a dollar a day.