The Samburu Community Protocol
Pat Lanyasunya - 16-Feb-2011
Sustainable Natural Resources Governance
The Samburu are pastoralists living across a number of districts in Kenya. Their lives are interlinked with their animals and their way of life allows them to live alongside wildlife, promoting the conservation of breeds and other living resources in the environment. The Samburu are suffering greatly because of Kenya’s persistent droughts, a factor which they argue is heightened because their way of life and indigenous breeds have been consistently undervalued. In September 2009, NATURAL JUSTICE, with support from IDLO, worked with the Samburu to develop a community protocol to address the issue.