IPF Team


Larry is a senior language lecturer at Machakos University and a former Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Free State in S.Africa. A passionate researcher with extensive knowledge in literature, Mr. Larry has been actively engaged in fieldwork in in indigenous occupied territories. As a member of Kenya Oral Literature Association, he has taken students for fieldwork in oral literature and buttressed the need for the study and documentation of indigenous peoples knowledge


Wycliffe works as a managing consultant with South Africa Enterprises and as a General Manager at Nottingham General Traders. He has in the past worked for Mugoye and Associates as a Legal and Finance Officer where he was responsible for all cash transactions and voucher payments, cash reconciliations, preparation of financial reports, office administration among other financial duties. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science ( Accounting and Finance) from Oxford Brooks University.


Lucas has attended and participated in various human Rights advocacy trainings and leadership courses offered by UNESCO and Minority Rights Group International. He has worked with indigenous peoples and minority communities for years through various organizations among them The Center for Minority Rights Development and the Indigenous Fisher Peoples Network. He is currently involved in activities that are designed to recover, maintain and transmit indigenous peoples cultural identity.


Mr. Mbatha holds a BA in Economics from The University of Nairobi and is a Certified Public Accountant having graduated from the Strathmore University.  He has also undergone several professional courses among them Advocacy, Natural Resource Management, Pastoralism, Governance, Financial Sustainability, Monitoring and Evaluation as well as Program Management. Mr. Mbatha is currently the Head of Programme at the Centre for Minority Rights Development.


Cristina is an international legal expert in Mediation and Conflict Resolution to enhance indigenous peoples’ rights. She has a background in Human Rights Counselling and Mediation based on a peaceful Conflict Transformation. Her work focuses on Structural Violence. Cristina currently serves as the President of the SOS Rassismus und Diskriminierung Schweiz, a Switzerland based non-profit organization working to advance human rights and conflict transformation.


Godfrey has a BA in Business Management and M.Sc in Project Management from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and currently working on his PhD.He holds a Diploma in International Relations and Diplomacy and a Diploma in Human Resource Management. Mr. Omalla has extensive experience in rural community development and project management. He currently manages Mt. Clara Dev. Centre, a non profit entity working with rural and vulnerable communities in Kenya


Ben Omillo Holds a BA Degree in Political Science and Armed Conflict and Peace Studies from the University of Nairobi. He heads the Department of Political Affairs and Governance, at Africa Youth Trust and also Coordinates actvities of the East African Youth Network. He spearheaded the formation of the East and Southern African Youth Reference Group on Development Effectivenes in East and Southern Africa. He's a member of the Kenya National Youth Council The SKIKA youth Platform.


Elizabeth is an international humanitarian professional with several years of experience in providing and enhancing durable solutions for refugees and asylum-seekers in the US and around Africa. She has worked with displaced persons and indigenous groups through engagements with Kenya National Commission on Human Rights and Indigenous Fisher Peoples Network. She is based in Kakuma refugee camp, working with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Our Purpose

With input from knowledgeable members of the communities to whom we serve, we define and implement indigenous peoples priorities for economic, social and cultural development and environmental protection, based on their traditional cultures, knowledge and practices, and the implementation of their inherent right to self-determination.