Indigenous Resource Management Organization (IREMO) is a registered non-government and nonprofit civil society organization based in Marsabit County. In 2013 a group of like-minded pastoralist women and men, got together to establish an organization, for addressing the most urgent and pressing needs of the people of Marsabit County. The organization particularly targets women, children, youths and person living with disability
The type of activities undertaken by the organization ranges from advocacy to capacity building, with focus remaining on the deprived and marginalized segments of the society. Whereas in terms of operations what characterizes IREMO’s functioning are its efforts to (a) enlist involvement of the locals when initiating activities at the grass root level; and (b) mobilize women, girls and indigenous communities for improving income base at household level, bringing peace, tolerance, and development in society.
IREMO enjoys a diverse portfolio, characterized by partnership with organizations like The Christensen Fund -TCF, The Girl Generation-TGG, Local to Global -L2GP, Christian Aid through consortium with CIFA, Pan Africa Climate Justice Alliance- PACJA, and GREEN AFRICA
VISION: A healthy and united communities with capacity to ensure the livelihood security for all its members sustainably, and equitably.
MISSION: Promoting viable development of communities for social justice that enables communities to mobilize the necessary resources, services and skills for securing their livelihoods and adaptation to climate change.
The goal of IREMO is to contribute in improving the living standard of the vulnerable communities of Marsabit through community mobilization, capacity building, advocacy & strengthening of institutions at the grass root level.
A sustainable strategy is devised to achieve the maximum, a need based and right based approach initiated ascertains the problem by promoting a model that enhances growth and sustainability of communities by their strong engagement in owning and driving their development efforts, through capacity development and local resource mobilization. The program goal are materialized with a helping hand from members donor agencies, Philanthropists.
IREMO believes and upholds the fundamental freedoms and rights as contained in the International Charter on Human Rights and The Constitution of Kenya. These rights and values include:
- Social Justice & Equity: everyone deserves equal economic, political and social rights and opportunities.
- Respect: the rights & dignity of every human being irrespective of their social standing
- Integrity: transparency, accountability and efficiency in our dealings with others.
- Partnerships: working with other partners and collaborators in a dedicated manner to the achievement of common targets and goals.
- Innovation: reflection, learning and innovation and striving to evolve, promote and share best practices with others.