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