Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Transformation

Research and Documentation

Research and Documentation

IMPACT conducts researches in the Northern pastoral communities in Kenya with the aim of documenting indigenous communities knowledge,culture and history to preserve it for future generations. This information also assists other programs by giving the right information as they build indigenous grassroots movements and sets the right pace for all projects in order to do projects that are relevant to the needs of the community. This information is preserved in films, books and research papers or reports and knowledge disseminated through the replay of the documentaries in media houses and cinemas, distribution of books and reports.

IMPACT partners with both local and international researchers and students to carry out these researches. IMPACT not only host the researchers and provides them with logistical support to implement their studies but also introduces these researchers to the local communities and assists them in translation to cover the language barrer.

IMPACT has a mission to create a community based learning approach between the local and international universities and has been facilitating an exchange learning program for easier exchange of knowledge between learners. This has and is still the students through their interactions to broaden their understanding of their study areas. These reports also help the organization to best understand differences in culture and their ways of life.

IMPACT has already worked with a number of researchers studying on specific areas in the Northern Kenya. We host two students from Mc-Gill University once every year as they do their internship. We have also worked with the lecturers from Mc-Gill University from the research department who include Professor Galaty and Professor Pollini in conducting studies on resource based conflicts in Laikipia and Samburu. These reports are out and can be accessed from the Mc-Gill University website. IMPACT is also partnering with Dr. Brock Bersaglio and Dr. Charis from Sheffield University in the UK and Dr. Alex Awiti from Agha-Khan University in Kenya to carry out research on LAPSSET along the LAPSSET corridor in Kenya.

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