Established in 1996 to address the needs of poor and vulnerable groups, Neighbours Initiative Alliance(NIA) is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) working with pastoral communities in Kenya.
NIA is a pastoralist development organization facilitating community empowerment, mainly through capacity strengthening/ knowledge transfer, influencing and brokering useful linkages.
NIA has an impressive track record and experience in implementing community anchored programs in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Health and Nutrition, Food Security, Governance and Economic Development.
NIA has a well-defined and functional internal organisational structure, which is well connected to community structures – Neighbourhood Committees (NCs) – which are used as the basis of championing community development. Policy and strategic guidance, leadership and oversight is offered by a diverse and competent Board of Directors (BODs). NIA has to date collaborated with a large variety of partners amongst then USAID, BMZ, European Union, SIMAVI, SNV, ILRI, RAIN among others.