Indigenous Information Network (IIN) work on both development issues that affect and impact Indigenous Peoples and local communities. The main focus is on women, girls, children, youth and other vulnerable members of our communities. Indigenous information Network (IIN) recognizes that conservation and protection of our environment is key as it plays an important role in our lives since depend on environment for our survival. IIN is a non-profit, volunteer-run non-governmental organization (NGO) registered in the Republic of Kenya. The organization was founded in 1996 by a group of professionals in response to addressing the need for information through media and other channels about Indigenous Peoples, their livelihoods, and the challenges they face as they struggle to exist. The organization has been involved in dissemination of information, environmental conservation activities, community development, and advocacy activities in support of Indigenous Peoples, women, girls and boys, youth and other isolated minorities in the region. IIN works directly with indigenous groups from rural areas to address issues in the following areas:
- Environmental conservation- With a focus on different multilateral agreements, at the local, national, regional and international levels.
- Health issues, including sexual reproductive health.
- Women’s rights and gender mainstreaming.
- Education which includes Girl-child education
- Water issues promoting access to clean water by harvesting the rain, Protecting natural source. We strongly believe without clean water no good health for the communities.
- Economic Empowerment which include fundraising, for the communities we work with, especially women and the youth.
- Protection and preservation of Traditional Knowledge, language and cultural
- Land rights with a key focus on women’s rights, access and ownership of land and property.
- Sustainable development with a focus on sustainable development goals (SDGs)
Indigenous Information Network IIN, believes that information is empowering. Engaging the communities and keeping them informed on different development activities and happenings around them is crucial. We do this by helping to set recourse and Knowledge centres and contact person in every community to help reach out and share any development and social issues that concerns them. IIN engages in networking and information sharing between the indigenous peoples of Africa and form other regions as set out by the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues UNPFII. IIN continues to use the social media and other forms of communication and information sharing – Nomadic News and newsletters helps updates and promotes different communities to make use as many channels available to them.