PACIDA was established in 2008 as an indigenous and not-for-profit organization registered in Kenya with the NGO Coordination Board.PACIDA envisions bridging the humanitarian and development gaps through increased networking, lobbying and partnership with local communities, government and development partners. PACIDA is committed to linking emergency, rehabilitation and development in pursuit of sustainable pastoralist development. PACIDA works with the pastoral and agro-pastoral communities in the County of Marsabit in Northern Kenya bordering Ethiopia to the south. In particular, PACIDA works with remote communities whose operations and targeting by other actors is minimal; nomadic pastoralists, rural and peri-urban communities with contacts with other agencies.
The organization strives to strengthen local capacities and build son local initiatives.
A peaceful, progressively prosperous and resilient community.
To improve the wellbeing of vulnerable ASAL communities through sustainable development.
To have a just and sustainable livelihoods for pastoralists.
To consolidate and amplify the voices of pastoralists.
PACIDA programming is anchored on five key thematic/outcome areas;
1. Sustainable Livelihoods Development
2. Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
3. Education and Literacy
4. Peace, Conflict Management and Governance
5. Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptations (CCA)