Working towards a just society


Emergency Response and Management.

 The livelihood situation in Gedo is often described as a ‘complex emergency’. An unviable production system and less developed life-styles and practices are greatly contributing to further food- and livelihood insecurity. These livelihoods have in recent times come under pressure from amongst others population displacement, recurrent severe drought, floods and the lack of appropriate skills and technologies amongst others

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Social – Economic Justice.

The education sector in both Gedo and Mandera is plagued by many challenged amongst them low enrolment/ access, poor transition and  retention rates; weak governance of existing learning institutions; inadequate physical facilities e.g. classrooms; marginalization of children with special needs; low staffing levels; conflicts and insecurity as well as recurrent droughts related disasters

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Political Justice.

Gedo and Mandera regions have experienced varied forms of conflicts, which claimed many lives and destroyed most of the little infrastructure the region had. The effects of the civil war, inter-sub-clan conflicts and widespread human rights violation continue to prevail throughout the region. Violent clashes and frequent fighting between various clan-based militias recklessly caused by irresponsible and narrow-minded leadership has devastated the region.

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Ecological Justice.

Less than 25% of Gedo and Mandera residents have adequate and sustainable WASH facilities. High local temperatures and evaporation levels as well as by little traditional reliance on water trucking in the area further complicate the situation. Development of permanent water sources in Gedo region has been mainly hampered by the saline nature of the geological layers

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Recent Projects

Humanitarian Aid for Vulnerable Communities in Gedo, Somalia and Mandera, Kenya

NAPAD with funding from Foreign Federal Office of Germany (FFO) is implementing a six month project in...

Water Sanitation and FSL

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Community Disaster Recovery Project

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Emergency Education Intervention

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NAPAD - Nomadic Assistance for Peace and Development

NAPAD with funding from Foreign Federal Office of Germany (FFO) is implementing a six month project in Mandera County, Kenya and Gedo region, Somalia, with an approximate reach of 20,000 beneficiaries.

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The project will offer emergency assistance to drought-affected communities and build resilience for the poor and vulnerable pastoral, agro-pastoral and riverine communities in Mandera and Gedo region, Somalia.

Project Immediate Results

  1. Reduced hunger and malnutrition through increased access to food supplies to 1,400 households equating to 8,400 persons (4068 female and 2712 male) for 3 months
  2. Reduced animal morbidity through livestock treatment namely 1,200 households with combined livestock of 36,000
  3. Improved water infrastructure and reduced cost, through installation of solar powered pumping, operation and maintenance of strategic livestock catchment and construction of elevated water storage tanks.
  4. Improved income for 200 female-headed households through provision of business startup capital.
  5. Increased income to 150 riverine farmers who utilized 15 irrigation pump sets with fitted accessories, 3600 kgs of maize seeds, 2700kgs cowpea seeds, 2100kgs of fodder grass seeds and 3000 liters of subsidized fuel donated by the project

Vision: A peaceful, prosperous and empowered society.

Mission: To promote peace and sustainable development amongst (agro) pastoralist communities in the Horn of Africa through socialeconomic empowerment and advocacy.

Strategic Goal: To contribute to the realization of lasting peace and human development in Somalia and northern Kenya through to emergency, recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction/development related activities.

Our humanitarian actions are governed by international humanitarian law, human rights and refugee laws and several other relevant principles. The three main principles that aare particularly important and strongly guide our humanitarian actions include;

Humanity: Human suffering must be addressed wherever it is found, with particular attention to the most vulnerable population such as children, women, the disabled and the elderly. The dignity and rights of all the affected should be respected and protected.

Neutrality: Humanitarian assistance must be provided without engaging in hostilities or taking sides in controversies over political, religious or ideological nature.

Impartiality: Humanitarian assistance must be provided without discriminating by ethnic, origin, gender, nationality, political affiliation, race or religion. Humanitarian relief must be guided solely by needs and the rights of the people affected by emergencies


Due to the emerging need to improve local capacity of indigenous civil societies, NAPAD seeks to respond to the many challenges facing the war-torn somali nation and distitute northern Kenya region. We seek to contribute to the realization of peace and sustainable human development in this region. We are registered in Kenya with the NGO Board and duly registered for operation in Somalia.

We have operational and fully equiped offices in; Mandera and Nairobi in Kenya and Garbaharrey and Abudwak in Somalia.

Donors and Partners

NAPAD is actively engaged with various partners and International NGOs including;