CEMIRIDE is an advocacy organization devoted to strengthening the capacities of minority and indigenous communities in Kenya and East Africa to secure the respect, promotion and protection of their rights.
CEMIRIDE identifies its Core Values as:
- Respect for Minority and Indigenous Peoples' Rights as their Human Rights.
- Good Governance
- Social Justice
- Gender Mainstreaming
- Respect for Diversity
- Enhance the principle of responsible stewardship, transparency and accountability
The broad strategic options of CEMIRIDE are :
Enhancing the internal capacity of the organization.
Mobilizing adequate resources for the effective implementation of programmes.
Develop the capacities of target communities in Kenya to enable them address, articulate and advocate for their own issues: socio-economic and political empowerment.
Engage the national and international processes in advocating for and safeguarding the minority and indigenous people's rights.
Generate and share relevant information on key issues related to minority and indigenous people in Kenya and East Africa for the purposes of public policy making monitoring and evaluation.
Educate, raise awareness, sensitize and influence in Kenya and East Africa minorities, dominant groups, policy makers and implementers; general public on the minority and indigenous peoples' rights and issues.