The main objective of this project is to help recognize the contribution of indigenous peoples to Kenya’s cultural development. This project is establishing through research that indigenous cultural expressions are a crucial component of the country’s creative sector. This project is demonstrating that indigenous cultural industries present opportunities for sustainable development. It advocates the necessity for geared toward the promotion of cultural expressions emerging from indigenous communities.
- This project conducts and publishes research relevant to the situation of indigenous communities’ cultural expressions and highlights potential for development: findings serve as a data resource and advocacy tool. Findings are publicized through campaigns organized by PDNK in order to promote the visibility of indigenous groups in Kenya’s public sphere and to protect their minority rights. It includes media coverage, policy briefs, lobbying meetings with decision-makers as well as a national workshop.
- PDNK also shares knowledge with indigenous groups about intellectual property rights, investment opportunities and other available support mechanisms to scale up their cultural production.