Who We Are

Women-led Community-Based Organization located in Marigat, Baringo County, Kenya.

Indigenous Women and Girls Initiative (IWGI) is a Women-led Community-Based Organization located in Marigat, Baringo County. We are dedicated to transforming the livelihoods of Indigenous Peoples in Baringo and beyond through agroecology and permaculture. Our mission is to build community resilience to climate change while advocating for the rights and sustainable development of women and girls.

Our Values

Contributing to SDGs

We align our initiatives with the Sustainable Development Goals to ensure broad, positive impacts.


We uphold the highest standards of honesty and ethical practices.


We take responsibility for our actions and their outcomes.


We embrace diversity and strive to include all voices in our initiatives.


We foster transparency in all our operations and communications.

Community Centered

We prioritize the needs and aspirations of the communities we serve.

Our History

IWGI was founded in 2019 with a mission to advocate for the fundamental rights and freedoms of indigenous women and girls in Baringo, Turkana, Elgeyo Marakwet, and other parts of Kenya. The organization comprises pastoralist communities such as the Maasai, Samburu, Rendile, Pokot, Turkana, Ilchamus, Borana, Gabra, Teso, Karamojong, Oromos, Endorois, Nyangatom, Toposa, and Jie; fisher folks like Elmolo and Desenach; and hunter-gatherer communities including Ogiek, Sengwer, Sanya, Yaaku, Waata, and IK.


IWGI seeks recognition, protection, and transformation for these communities from county and national governments, as well as the international community. The organization is a member of the Indigenous Women Council, the East and Southern Africa Pastoralist Network, the Minority and Indigenous Peoples Working at the Universal Periodic Review team, and the Climate Change Working Group in Kenya. Our goal is to amplify the voices of women and girls in Baringo and beyond, ensuring their rights are protected and their voices heard in decision-making processes.


Farmers Trained in Agroecology
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Trees Planted
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Community Agroforestry Centers Established
Permaculture Model Farms in Schools

Our Trusted Partners

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