The Mipakani Project is an open-access knowledge base covering the Lamu-South Sudan-Ethiopia Transport (LAPSSET) Corridor—and other development initiatives in northern Kenya and bordering countries. The Mipakani website is designed for use by communities in the affected areas, and by policy-makers, civil society, and international development partners.
The site contains a collection of freely downloadable documents and multimedia material. See the Browse section for an overview of the contents. Users can also add material: go to Submit in the menu to upload documents
Mipakani means ‘at the borders’ or ‘from the borders’ in Swahili. The Mipakani project has been developed by the Rift Valley Institute with support from the Heinrich Böll Stiftung (Heinrich Böll Foundation) in Kenya, and guidance from the LAPSSET Community Forum (LCF) in Kenya. The pilot phase—the website in its current state—was completed in early 2015 and the project is set to continue in late 2015.