Founded in 1996, the Indigenous Information Network (IIN) is a women-led organization that works to connect Indigenous Peoples in Kenya and strengthen their demands for human rights.
With support from MADRE and IIN, Indigenous women are equipped and trained to adapt and respond to the dangers of climate breakdown. They leverage their traditional knowledge and develop sustainable agriculture and income-generating projects. They also participate in local and global policymaking to influence decisions that affect their livelihoods. Their voices are crucial to the international conversation around the role of women in combating climate catastrophe.
"When we started IIN in 1999, I did not think we could be where we are today. The women have a voice. They recognize and talk on their rights. No matter how the environment has changed, they keep moving, adapting to the changes and coming up with innovations. It is now 2017. Eighteen years have passed, but to us, it's just like yesterday. We are still moving stronger together, motivating each other every minute, every day, every year. Thank you, MADRE." - Lucy Mulenkei, Executive Director