Over the next five years, PPG policy and legislative agenda will focus and emphasis national programming across eleven (11) thematic areas of program interventions. These include:
Strengthen opportunities for long-term peacebuilding through policy and programming and provide political support to peace initiatives and resolve all inter-community tensions and conflicts in pastoralist areas. This will be done by tackling real and underlying issues and adopting a unified strategic approach. Actively end divisions based on ethnicity and political affiliation that create distrust among its membership. PPG will embrace new ways of speaking with a unified voice and will mobilize its collective power to create a more conducive environment for promoting peace (legislation, representation, and oversight of the executive).
Major intervention areas:
Peace meetings and national security policy review and police reform.
Promote two mega inter-county quality boarding schools that will bring together bright children from all warring groups to live together, play together, grow together and learn together to respect national values. (One for the North Rift, and another for Northern Frontier Counties).
Institute a code of conduct for PPG members that will institutionalize their roles as peace ambassadors.
Confronting the challenge of youth radicalization in pastoralist areas. The PPG to work in partnership at national and county level to implement anti-radicalization interventions for youth.
Education is the most important weapon we can use to change the world –Nelson Mandela. PPG will focus on three areas:
a) Ensuring access to basic education for all school going-aged children. Sponsor the ‘Nomadic Education Bill to make National Council for Nomadic Education (NACONEK) a strong and well-resourced, independent institution to ensure improved quality and better approaches for pastoralist areas. Amend the TSC Act on teacher management. Lobby for public funding for ASAL teachers’ refresher short course and special skill training.
b) Establish special scholarships for girls and ASAL children and strengthen quality low-cost boarding schools from CDF/County Government budgets and other affirmative action funds.
Strengthen the partnership between PPG and KEWOPA. Revise PPG gender strategy and respond to pastoralist women and girls needs through policy initiatives and legislation. Organize capacity building for national and county pastoralist women leadership. Promote livelihood improvement training and support for youth: both those continuing in livestock production and those seeking alternative livelihoods.
Promote a better understanding of the contribution of pastoralism in Kenya and its potential. Improve national livestock data and information, and national research on pastoralism. Operationalize LMB, and Livestock Identification and Traceability System (LITS). Improve the strategic development of water for livestock and humans. Revive Livestock Production and Marketing Bill 2016. Lobby for livestock compensation (animals killed by the government forces). Improve the effectiveness and coverage of Livestock Insurance Scheme for drought and disease.
Review of the Equalization Fund regulations. Expedite Approval by the Parliament of all Audited Reports. (The last national audited account that is used for appropriating equalization fund allocation is for the Financial Year 2013/2014.)
Legislative protection and strengthening of devolution. New legislation will be developed to protect the gains of devolution and empower and build capacity of counties to deliver on its core functions.
Review community land registration regulations and promote the implementation of the Community Land Act. Increased effort to resolve land disputes.
Resourcing and strengthening drought management and resilience. Fast track Senate bill to operationalize the Drought Response and Emergency Fund. Formation of Parliamentary sub-committee on drought, food security, and nutrition.
Physical Infrastructure (roads, electricity, LAPSSET). Infrastructure and road development, linking major towns. Water for livestock and humans, food security, nutrition, and rangeland resource management
Elect new PLS Executive Committee. Develop close collaboration between parliamentarians and county leadership. Organize Pastoralist Leadership Summit conference to be held in Garissa in January 2019 jointly organized by the PPG and FCDC
Ensure a smooth transition of the PPG leadership from old to the new. Develop the administrative structures and fundraising mechanisms for the PPG including automated members’ contributions. Organize periodic donor/PPG official meetings; develop funding raising proposals to resource PPG programs. Promote PPG Parliamentary Caucus within the National Assembly. Explore public funding through a Parliamentary system. Create a devoted PPG Website. Develop PPG HR strategy and structure. Document the PPG story as a formal book on the history of the PPG. Document the PPG leadership election code and procedures.