Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Transformation

Research and Documentation

Research and Documentation

IMPACT conducts researches in the Northern pastoral communities in Kenya to document the indigenous knowledge, culture and their history and preserves it for future generations. This information assists other programs and gives the right information as they build indigenous grassroots movements to set the right pace of all the 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 local and international researchers and students to do the studies among the northern Kenya indigenous communities. IMPACT helps to host the researchers and provide logistical support to implement their study. This makes the researchers work easier to do by introducing them to the communities and assisting to overcome challenges like language barrier.

IMPACT has a mission to create a community based learning approach between the local and international universities and to assist come up with the exchange learning program and easier exchange of knowledge between learners. This will help the students through their interactions to open up their understanding of their study areas. These reports will help the organization too to best understand differences in culture and their ways of life.

IMPACT already worked with a number of researchers studying on specific areas in the Northern Kenya. We host two students from Mc-Gill University once per year to help them do their internship. We have also worked together with the lecturers, Professor Galaty and Professor Pollini from the research department from Mc-Gill University to conduct 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 doing a research on LAPSSET along the LAPSSET corridor in Kenya.

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