Neighbours Initiative Alliance (NIA) is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) working with pastoral communities in Kenya. Nia is a pastoralist development organization facilitating community empowerment, mainly through capacity strengthening/ knowledge transfer, influencing and brokering useful linkages.

NIA has a Well-Defined and Functional Internal Organisational Structure

NIA has a well-defined and functional internal organisational structure, which is well connected to community structures – Neighbourhood Committees (NCs) – which are used as the basis of championing community development. Policy and strategic guidance, leadership and oversight is offered by a diverse and competent Board of Directors (BODs). NIA has to date collaborated with a large variety of partners amongst then USAID, BMZ, European Union, SIMAVI, SNV, ILRI, RAIN among others.

NIA Changes Lives

NIA has an impressive track record and experience in implementing community anchored programs in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Health and Nutrition, Food Security, Governance and Economic Development.

Programmes

Message from the Executive Director

I am pleased to welcome you to the NIA website. Whether you’re a potential donor with a plan to fund NIA, or you have a new project ahead, or you want to hook up on our latest news; or a partner, supplier or future employee looking for new opportunities, I trust you’ll find what you’re looking for here.

News

Adolescent Empowerment Programme

Objectives Empower adolescent girls from chronically insecure households in Kenya to fully exploit their potential, take advantage of opportunities and fulfill their aspirations by 2020. Outputs Effective implementation by institutions

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Watershed Empowering Citizens

Objectives Improved governance for WASH and for IWRM so that sustainable services are accessed by all citizens including the most marginalized. Outputs CSOs integrate WASH and IWRM in their policy

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Sponge City Kajiado

Objectives Use of urban infrastructure (roads, roofs etc) as catchment area and redirecting the runoff for infiltration (ground water recharge/storage for local reuse). Outputs Increase water available in boreholes and

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