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Welcome to the premier edition of the Drought Resilience Newsletter. This bi-annual newsletter is published in July and January each year. The newsletter is a platform
for showcasing  NDMA programmes and projects as well as sharing success stories and best practices. As part of the NDMA’s people-centred approach, the newsletter  also gives beneficiaries a voice and a forum to share views and experiences as they implement activities geared towards building their resilience to drought.

In this premier edition, communities, who are our primary stakeholders in drought management, tell compelling  stories from the counties.In Marsabit, the Hunger Safety
Net Programme, through Mrs Nuria Diba’s lens, presents interesting insights into how cash transfers are transforming lives of poor and vulnerable households. In Kiwawa, West Pokot County, Mrs Chepomo Lokemer’s charming smile underscores the importance of nutrition-responsive drought interventions. With a camel to her name, the family not only has access to milk, but her children also fall sick less often. Cassava, the crop less spoken about and long neglected, is slowly reclaiming its position as the fallback crop in Kilifi. When drought sets in, as it often does in this semi-arid county, it is the drought tolerant cassava that sees communities through. Schools and communities are
re-adopting the crop not only for household consumption but, with some added value in the form of chips,crisps and flour, also earning income.

In several other counties, communities attest to the fact that timely availability of finances for early response to drought go a long way in cushioning lives and livelihoods of vulnerable households in arid and semi-arid areas. Here, interventions financed under the Drought Contingency Fund have enabled students to remain in school, provided water for communities in distress and reduced livestock mortality with provision of  feed supplements for weak animals left behind as the rest of the herds migrated to
dry season grazing areas. This is just a sneak peek into the newsletter’s offering. We commit to bring you compelling stories and experiences in every issue.
Walk with us on this journey of building community resilience with the ultimate goal of ending drought emergencies.

Welcome to the Premier Edition of Drought Resilience



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