OUR PROJECTS

YLT has been abled to rollout the following projects that have resulted to improved rule of law, enhanced peace and conflict management, gender equity, economic empowerment, climate justice, sustainable forest management and conservation, improved local governance and cultural  revival and  development

OUR achements

Implemented the Yiaku Women Land Rights Advisory Project witfinancial support from the Netherlands Centre for Indigenous Peoples (NCIV) in 2003.

The construction of a rock water catchment tank with support from UNESCO in 2006.

Developed the Mukogodo Forest Ecosystem P3Dimensional Model Map with financial support from Shalinry-Finland and IPACC in 2007.

Anti-Female Genital mutilation Project with support from Mellemfolkigt Samwirke in 2008.

Building Local Democracy with support from Action Aid International 2008-2012.

Implemented “Sustainable Land Management Project Livelihood for Youth and Women” with support from UNDP GEF SGP 2015-2016.

Mitigating effects of climate change on livelihood of the Yiaku people through a gender responsive approach of economic empowerment, capacity building and environmental conservation. ‘Putting the story of the Yiaku on the Globe with support from FIMI 2018-2019.

Developed the Yiaku Community Bio-Cultural Protocol with support from SIEMENPUU in 2020.

Revitalizing Yiaku Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Language Culture and Connection to Nature through Identification Description and Naming of Indigenous Plants and Improved Honey Gathering with support from PAWANKA in 2021.

JANUARY-MAY 2022
Safeguarding Bio-cultural Rights of the Yiaku Hunter-Gatherer    community in Kenya Development of the 2nd Edition of Bio-cultural Protocols for the Yiaku.
Funded by: Global Greengrants fund    

JANUARY-DECEMBER 2022
Recording, analysing and presenting the language, history and Social-      Cultural Traditional Ecological Knowledge of the Yiaku Indigenous People of Mukogodo Forest Kenya through Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning technology to develop a conversational meta-human chatbot application.
Funded by: International indigenous women forum (FIMI)

JULY 2022-JUNE 2024
Strengthening the role and the capacity of the hunter-gatherer   indigenous people in safeguarding their natural resources for yiaku and the yiaku community supported by Siemenpuu foundation.

SEPTEMBER 2022-AUGUST 2023
Documentation and Intergenerational Teaching of the Yiakunte Language, history and Social-Cultural Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) of the Yiaku Indigenous People through use of Print Media by developing Yiakunte language and pictorial booklets to Complement the Yiakunte Meta-human Chatbot Application funded by Pawanka fund.

JANUARY 2024-DECEMBER 2024
Establishing a rights based sustainable and resilient food systems for indigenous peoples through a gender-responsive approach on economic empowerment, capacity building and environmental conservation funded by seventh generation fund.

Documentation of yiaku people’s traditional ecological knowledge(tek) and practices relating to forest conservation and community empowerment on public participation in forest-related decisions to enhance their adaptive capacity to impacts of climate change funded by global greengrants fund.

> Implemented the Yiaku Women Land Rights Advisory Project with financial support from the Netherlands Centre for Indigenous Peoples (NCIV) in 2003.

> The construction of a rock water catchment tank with support from UNESCO in 2006.

> Developed the Mukogodo Forest Ecosystem P3Dimensional Model Map with financial support from Shalinry-Finland and IPACC in 2007.

> Anti-Female Genital mutilation Project with support from Mellemfolkigt Samwirke in 2008.

> Building Local Democracy with support from Action Aid International 2008-2012.

> Implemented “Sustainable Land Management Project Livelihood for Youth and Women” with support from UNDP GEF SGP 2015-2016.

> Mitigating effects of climate change on livelihood of the Yiaku people through a gender responsive approach of economic empowerment, capacity building and environmental conservation. ‘Putting the story of the Yiaku on the Globe with support from FIMI 2018-2019.

> Developed the Yiaku Community Bio-Cultural Protocol with support from SIEMENPUU in 2020.

> Revitalizing Yiaku Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Language Culture and Connection to Nature through Identification Description and Naming of Indigenous Plants and Improved Honey Gathering with support from PAWANKA in 2021.

January-May 2022
Safeguarding Bio-cultural Rights of the Yiaku Hunter-Gatherer    community in Kenya Development of the 2nd Edition of Bio-cultural Protocols for the Yiaku. Funded by: Global Greengrants fund.

January-December 2022
Recording, analyzing and presenting the language, history and Social-      Cultural Traditional Ecological Knowledge of the Yiaku Indigenous People of Mukogodo Forest Kenya through Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning technology to develop a conversational meta-human chatbot application.

Funded by: International indigenous women forum (FIMI).

July 2022-June 2024
Strengthening the role and the capacity of the hunter-gatherer   indigenous people in safeguarding their natural resources for yiaku and the yiaku community supported by Siemenpuu foundation.

September 2022-Augost 2023
Documentation and Intergenerational Teaching of the Yiakunte Language, history and Social-Cultural Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) of the Yiaku Indigenous People through use of Print Media by developing Yiakunte language and pictorial booklets to Complement the Yiakunte Meta-human Chatbot Application funded by Pawanka fund.

January 2024-December 2024
Establishing a rights based sustainable and resilient food systems for indigenous peoples through a gender-responsive approach on economic empowerment, capacity building and environmental conservation funded by seventh generation fund.

January 2024-June 2024
Documentation of yiaku people’s traditional ecological knowledge(tek) and practices relating to forest conservation and community empowerment on public participation in forest-related decisions to enhance their adaptive capacity to impacts of climate change funded by global greengrants fund.

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