Nairobi People Settlement Network (NPSN)

 

Country

Kenya

Organization

Nairobi People Settlement Network (NPSN)

NPSN was formally launched on December 10, 2005 during the celebration of Human Rights Day in Korogocho, Nairobi, Kenya. The organization was established in response to mass evictions in Kenya’s informal settlements, and its main goal is to restore and protect the inherent human dignity of those who have been threatened with eviction and to secure access to basic services by the communities living in informal settlements. NPSN does this by identifying and mobilizing communities threatened with eviction, building the capacity of community organizers to articulate the needs of those who are most vulnerable, helping to foster horizontal and vertical networks and linkages, including exchange visits throughout informal settlement communities and by promoting rights based approaches to development in Kenya.

Project

Building the Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Capacity of Natural Resource Rights Organizations

Purpose: To strengthen connections between Kenya’s rural and urban human rights movements, by conducting a series of trainings and exchanges that brings together groups from marginalized communities in both settings.

Project Grant Amount $10,000
Total Grants Received $10,000
Years Supported 1
Theme Natural Resource Rights and Economic Justice
Population Served Civil society organizations, Ethnic minorities, Farmers and fisherfolk, Indigenous peoples, Pastoralists