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​Date submitted 28 February 2017​
Responsible Agency/Department​ Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources​
International Partners​ ​DFID (Government of UK)
​Key vulnerabilities addressed
  • ​​​​​​Drought is the prime recurrent natural disaster in Kenya, causing severe crop and livestock losses, famine and population displacement and having an impact on water availability.
  • Excessive flooding occurs 3 to 4 times a year, especially riverine floods, flood-related fatalities causing 60% of disaster victims and an upsurge in waterborne or sanitation-related diseases and epidemies, and damaging critical infrastructure and transport networks that supports the national economy.
  • Sea level rise (and coastal erosion) is likely to render more acute the current water supply and salinization problem, as freshwater aquifers are contaminated with saline water, affecting tourism, fisheries, shipping and port activities.
​Priority actions
  • Mainstream climate change adaptation into County Integrated Development Plans and other county plans.
  • Enhance implementation of an energy generation mix plan that increases the resilience of the current and future energy systems to the impacts of future climate variability and change.
  • Support innovation and development of appropriate technologies and capacity that promote climate resilient development.
  • Integrate climate change adaptation into public sector reforms.
  • Enhance adaptive capacity and resilience of the informal sector.
  • Enhance climate proofing of infrastructure.
  • Mainstreaming climate change adaptation in land reforms.
  • Mainstream climate change adaptation in education (formal, non formal and informal) and training.
  • Strengthen integration of climate change adaptation into the health sector.
  • Mainstream climate change adaptation in the environment sector.
  • Mainstreaming of climat Enhance the adaptive capacity of the population, urbanisation, and housing sector. e change adaptation in the water sector.
  • Strengthen the adaptive capacity of vulnerable groups* (women, orphans and vulnerable children, the elderly, and persons with disability).
  • Enhance the resilience of the tourism value chain.
  • Enhance the resilience of the agricultural value chain.
  • Enhance the resilience of the livestock value chain.
  • Enhance the resilience of the fisheries value chain.
  • Create enabling environment for the resilience of private sector investment.
  • Integrate climate change adaptation into the oil and mineral resources sector.
  • Fast track the implementation of the Ending Drought Emergencies (EDE) Common Programme Framework.
​Main Policies Referenced in the NAP