Our Story:

The organization was initially registered with the Ministry of Culture and Social Services in Kenya as a Community Based Organization (CBO) in 2004 and later changed its legal status to a Local Non- Governmental Organization (LNGO) in Somalia in 2006 and later in 2009 with the NGO Coordination Board of Kenya. NAPAD has offices in Elwak, Abudwak Garbaharrey, Dolow, Somalia, Mandera and Nairobi, Kenya.

NAPAD partners with local communities, local organizations, NGOs and International Organizations in sustainable development in Horn of Africa. NAPAD ensures that vulnerable and poverty stricken people, particularly the riverine, pastoral and agro-pastoral communities, enjoy peace, quality living conditions and sustainable development.

NAPAD is a non- governmental organization whose mission is to promote peace and sustainable development amongst (agro) pastoralist communities in the horn of Africa through socialeconomic empowerment and advocacy.


NAPAD envisions a just, peaceful and prosperous society for all..


To promote sustainable peace and human development amongst vulnerable communities through the advancement of social, economic, ecological and political justice in the Horn of Africa.


Transparency, Accountability Commitment to serve, Efficiency, Fairness and Inclusivity, Non-partisan and Professionalism.

how can we help you?

Contact us at any of our offices nearest to you or submit a an inquiry online.

NAPAD employs an andrological approach which is designed to promote community participation, learning and transfers of knowledge and skills to local communities and organizations so that they are be able to harness local resources while innovatively initiating sustainable solutions for the challenges they face.

DR. Abdullahi Hersi
Executive Director, NAPAD

Board of Directors


Name Position in Board Organization
Mr. Jibril Ali Mohamed Board Chairman NAPAD
Abdirashid A. Warsame Chairman AU/UN Information Support Team
Dr Abdullahi Mohamed Hersi Secretary NAPAD
Mr. Nur Muse Abdi Board Member  
Prof. Muse Shaiye Treasurer SWALIM
Maryan Nur Osman Member Kenya Ministry of education
Mr. Shukri Ahmed Saed Board Member NAPAD US
Mr. Abdisatar Mohamed Gelle Board Member  
Mr. Matthew J. Omolesky Board Member NAPAD US
Ms. Amanda Lea Robinson Board Member NAPAD US
Mr. Liban Sheikhdon Board Member