Resource Conflict Institute was established in 1999 and registered in Kenya as a regional NGO in May 2001. It aspires to cover the greater Eastern Africa and is currently implementing programmes in Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia through strategic partnerships. We are based in Nakuru and that gives it access to rural livelihoods that interact with in line with our mandate.
The Institute conducts policy and legal research on environmental and natural resources governance, undertakes public interest environmental education and advocate for policies, laws and practices that empower resource dependent communities to influence policy processes and advocate for policies, laws and practices that empower resource dependent communities to influence policy processes and institutions that have a bearing on their access, use, ownership and management of natural resource conflicts. In doing this, the Institute focuses on building the capacity of citizens/community groups and organizations on policy processes, advocacy and collaborative natural resource governance and on how to negotiate conflict free and community empowering investments on natural resources.
Promote policies, laws, partnerships and institutions that empower resource dependent communities in Eastern Africa to effectively participate in natural resource governance for improved livelihoods.
RECONCILE’s mission is informed by a vision of a society where policies, laws and institutions guarantee sustainable use and management of natural resources. In pursuit of its mission and for the realization of its strategic objectives, the institute applies the following strategies: policy research, Advocacy, Capacity building, Policy dialogues, mediation, facilitation and building platforms, networks and networking.
RECONCILE therefore works with communities and community groups, research/academia, policy and decision makers promote people/community driven people friendly and people responsive policy and legislation formulation and implementation. In this connection, RECONCILE sees participatory and accountable local level environmental and natural resource governance as the foundation for democracy, development and security.