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Endorois Welfare Council, with support from its partners including Minority Rights Group International (MRG) and Centre for Minority Rights Development (CEMIRIDE), successfully launched and won a case against the Kenyan Government in February 2010 over the forceful eviction of the Endorois Community from around Lake Bogoria area. The EWC, therefore, seeks to empower this indigenous and minority Community to advocate for their social, economic and political rights with special attention to vulnerable groups such as women, youth and children within the communities.

EWC has been able to carry out training activities that are aimed at building the capacity of the Endorois Community members to advocate for their socio-economic rights. This initiative was part of the wider strategy that resulted in successful launching of the Endorois case at the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR). EWC has also successfully collaborated with other civil society organizations to initiate community development projects in the Lake Bogoria area of Baringo and Laikipia Counties.

EWC has realised the importance and the need of organizational focus and strategic partnerships to be able to achieve its vision and mission. With help of Partners that included ABS Capacity Development Initiative, Natural Justice and GIZ amongst others, EWC developed its Bio-cultural Community Protocol (BCP), which was launched on 31 August 2019, in line with the provisions of Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing of genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge.

EWC engages in litigation in support of community issues but must not engage in any activity that contravenes the Constitution, any state law, is contrary to its organizational values, or directly affects the management of the community resources adversely.

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