Kenya

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

Legislative
Act; Law
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.

Documents
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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