NAIROBI PEOPLES’ SETTLEMENT NETWORK (NPSN)
NPSN is a coalition of community groups from various people’s settlements, within Nairobi. NPSN was established on December 10, 2005 at St. John’s Catholic Church, Korogocho, during the World Human Rights day celebrations. NPSN’s main aim is to bring together community groups, to engage in various activities, to improve use of available resources and encourage a bottom-up approach by involving communities in prioritizing their own needs. NPSN conducts advocacy work to improve the conditions in settlements and disseminates information - from government policies to international human rights treaties - in order to “give people the tools of knowledge to agitate for their rights” throughout Nairobi, Kenya’s eight municipal districts. NPSN has been involved in many successful campaigns and activities, including the 2007 World Social Forum, The Right to Education- Devolved Funds /Accountability, Community Housing and Eviction Coalition, and the WASH Campaign.