What We Do

DLCI uses the ‘People-Centred Approach’ to finding drylands solutions, securing community land, strengthening governance institutions, developing coordination, and improving policy and practice in Kenya. We are on a mission to empower drylands communities and see them at the centre of all development interventions, as these directly impact their lives and livelihoods.

We support the marginalised communities to advocate for land rights, promote gender inclusivity, and conflict sensitivity, and support a case for the correction of environmental justice in the context of drylands. We amplify the voices of the drylands communities who greatly suffer the most but contribute the very least to global climate injustice. We facilitate communities to be at the centre of the global climate dialogue to influence actions that make them resilient communities, constantly adapting to climate change, improving their lives, and protecting livelihoods and community heritage.

DLCI is a convenor and process facilitator that considers the voices of the dryland’s communities, and
DLCI continues to actively participate in the NDMA-led ending drought emergencies (EDE) process by supporting relevant
DLCI has been working in land governance for the past five years, including promoting integrated land

Our Projects

The Drylands Learning and Capacity Building Initiative is involved in several high-impact projects: Pastoralist Parliamentary Group; Community Land; and the Voice Project.


Our Impact

DLCI serves 15 counties with 64 parliamentary constituencies with a combined population of over 10,000,000 people.
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PPG Members in
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Latest News

DLCI promotes improved policy and practice in the drylands area by encouraging development actors to document and disseminate their learning and advocate for improved policy and practice increasingly focusing on capacity building of citizens, community institutions and county governments. DLCI is secretariat of the Pastoralist Parliament Group (PPG), the largest parliament caucus in the National Assembly.

People Stories

DLCI hosted one of the most successful Voice Linking and Learning Event

The event which took place in Watamu brought together 92 participants.

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