Whispers from the North is an online platform that appreciates the ecological, cultural and socio-economic diversities of Northern Kenya. We also acknowledge that the lives of the communities of northern Kenya has been shaped by a number of intrinsic and extrinsic factors which have led to complex challenge that calls for a multifaceted approach.
Whispers from the North hopes to mitigate these challenges through the raising of community awareness, enhancement of participation, building capacity, creation of opportunities and assist communities in the management of change.
Strengthen the governance and functionality of traditional community institutions and power dynamics of devolved governments, assist in drafting of legislative proposals at the counties, stress proper allocation of roles and responsibilities for all devolved funded activities, and promote transparent processes, clear goals and greater coordination through awareness.
Promote and enhance cultural, economic and social wellbeing of communities of Northern Kenya.
The fundamental objectives of the whispers from the North online magazine is to enlighten, inform, educate and create awareness of the emerging issues to the resilient, marginalized and neglected people of Northern Kenya. Myriads of challenges constrain the way of life of pastoralists in Northern Kenya and stifle their ability to adapt to changes in their external environment.
These challenges include political and economic marginalization, inappropriate development policies, increasing resource competition and climate change. Taken together, these challenges intensify poverty, lack of basic services and loss of livelihoods as well as lives.
The harmonised objectives of Whispers from the North include:
- Focusing on a fair and just society, on innovation and the future, and creating an active democracy;
- Promote human rights, governance and citizen constitutional rights;
- Research on and scientific analysis of central policy areas such as food security and climate change;
- Dialogue and reinforce traditional mechanisms of dispute resolutions;
- Public education on relevant and applicable statutes of devolved government.