EWC Strategic Plan

1. The implementation of the ACHPR Ruling.

The ACHPR ruling was a land mark case for EWC and the Endorois Community at large. EWC has been the pioneer of a case of this nature and level. EWC is the organisation best placed to oversee the implementation process of the said ruling because this is part of its core mandate. EWC is well placed to provide the community with the needed support for advocacy and leadership for the implementation of the ruling.
If EWC were not involved in the implementation process of the ruling, the community will lose trust in the process and might lose the momentum a whereas the government might take advantage on the community’s lack of leadership over the issue.

2. Advocacy for social justice, human rights protection and cultural diversity.

Advocacy for social justice is key if EWC were to achieve its mission. There are still lots of injustices the Endorois and other marginalized communities are experiencing in Kenya and other parts of the world. The focus on social justice, human rights and the larger good governance is, therefore, critical for growth and sustainable development of the communities like Endorois. EWC mandate also includes negotiating and signing contracts or agreements with third parties on behalf of the Endorois Community, for instance, Prior Informed Consent (PIC), Mutually Agreed Terms (MAT) and, Material Transfer Agreement (MTA).

3. Women, land, socio-economic and political rights.

The Endorois women and those from the other marginalized communities are yet to fully secure their land rights. The socio-economic and political rights are also not enjoyed by many women from these indigenous communities. EWC will work with all the institutions, leaders and different segments of the community to ensure that women enjoy secure land rights and are recognized as key players in societal development processes, thus, granted socio-economic and political rights.

4. Climate change, resilience and natural resource governance

As the impact and effects of climate change intensify, indigenous communities like the Endorois stand to suffer more as their livelihood assets suffer the most. It is important to prepare the Endorois and other marginalized communities to increase efforts in building climate change resilient livelihoods and development. They also need to improve natural resource governance to boost their livelihood base sustainably. The Endorois Community, like other IPLCs need capacity development as regards technologies, innovations and management practices that are climate- and water-smart in order to overcome the climate change attendant challenges from now henceforth.

5: Community capacity building for sustainable development.

The EWC target group is subjected to structural poverty, marginalisation and powerlessness. EWC has got the mandate to advocate for sustainable community development through building up the community’s capacity to help them to embark on self-development. In spite of the work that is being done by other organisations, there are still gaps in issues of poverty marginalization and community empowerment. EWC should build the capacity of the people to empower them for self-help and self-reliance sustainably.

6: Institutional capacity building

Institutional capacity building is a pressing issue for EWC. For effectiveness and efficiency, EWC must focus on improving the internal governance instruments, build capacity on resource mobilization and mentor young people for a more active role in the management of the organization. It is imperative to state that EWC should embark on an in-depth institutional capacity building if it were to achieve its mission. EWC would be able to undertake institutional capacity building with the support of its partners. This would have a significant impact in its programme effectiveness for the benefit of the target groups.

Main Strategic Aims & Strategies

The EWC’s main strategic aims for the period from 2017 to date are to: