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National Drought Management Authority Act (No. 4 of 2016)

legislation type Legislative
Passed in 2016
This law establishes the National Drought Management Authority, which is responsible for:
  • Overseeing Kenya's drought management policies and programs
  • Coordinating the government's drought response and climate change initiatives
  • Promoting the integration of drought response into development programs and projects
  • Developing a drought early warning system
  • Creating contingency plans
  • Establishing and reviewing preparedness strategies
  • Designing and implementing drought and climate resilience projects
  • Publishing drought management guidelines
  • Conducting research on drought management and climate change
  • Advising and giving technical support to drought management institutions
  • Coordinating with national government bodies when a drought requires a disaster declaration
  • Designing and implementing the country's drought management commitments
  • Publishing an annual report on drought management in Kenya
This law also establishes a National Drought Emergency Fund, whose monies are appropriated by the national legislature, to finance the National Drought Management Authority's activities.


from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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