Peace for Africa and Economic Development (PAD) is a grass root organization, first established in early 2008 in the wake of Kenya’s horrific period of post-election violence by a small group of youth determined to ensure that Kenya never ever experiences such ethno-political mayhem that almost led to the collapse of the state. However, PAD sort to address the underlying root causes that made the youth dominant in this violence. PAD identified these as youth economic emptiness, misinformation among the youth, negative ethnicity and poor leadership (which basically manipulates the former three root causes deep-seated among the majority of the youth for its own advantage).
Therefore PAD is committed to promoting peace and mutual understanding among peoples of different ethnicity, among the young people, and assisting them to direct their intellect and energies towards positive creativity, in identifying and developing opportunities for engaging in market-oriented enterprise, shunning negative ethnicity and destructive political activism. Additionally, PAD enlightens them in knowing, understanding, and insisting on both their political and human rights and responsibilities as citizens under the new constitutional dispensation in Kenya towards strengthening democracy.