PENHA's mission is to reduce poverty among the pastoralists in the Horn of Africa through the empowerment of communities and to foster sustainable and dignified livestock-based and non-livestock-based livelihoods.
Fostering sustainable livelihoods requires a co-ordinated approach at the grassroots and policy levels. PENHA therefore commits itself to two goals:
- To empower pastoralist communities and their institutions to play a full role in their own development
- To influence development policy and development programme design to foster sustainable livelihoods among pastoralists
PENHA is a distinguished non-governmental organisation with 30 years of experience working on the African pastoral and environmental issues. Indeed, in recognition of its works and its founding director Dr. Zeremariam Fre, the Global Reconciliation Award - Desmond Tutu Reconciliation Award is given in 2018.