Ol Ari Nyiro is surrounded by a diverse community of more than 100, 000 people. It is the meeting point between different tribes including the Pokot, Samburu, Njemps, Tugen, Kikuyu and Turkana.
All these people share their future with the conservancy relying on it for watershed security, pasture during drought, water, healthcare, employment, education, welfare, safety.
The Gallmann Memorial Foundation has a team of Community Officers which engages in constant dialogue with communities through a series of community groups and task forces. Together we seek out innovative solutions to some of the challenges the community is facing.
In the past there has been ethnic unrest in the area. Through the Gallmann Memorial Foundation, the Conservancy supports several projects which enhance the cultural fabric of the area.
Projects seek to create employment and training, empower women and youth, and provide heath-care and education. The Laikipia Nature Conservancy believes in the power of the spirit to overcome all hardship and so we seek to create projects that also enhance spirit, confidence and creativity.