A Drought Contingency Fund (DCF) managed under the National Drought Management Authority is cushioning lives and livelihoods of communities vulnerable to drought. The DCF provides flexible set-aside financial resources that can be disbursed at short notice to respond to drought threats. Its main objective is to facilitate early mitigation efforts to reduce the time between warning of drought stress and response at county level.


The National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) has been supporting Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) initiatives in arid and semi-arid counties. Implemented with support of the Kenya Rural Development Programme (KRDP) ASAL Drought Management project, the main focus has been on building capacity of community planning structures to allow mainstreaming of drought risk reduction strategies in the local planning process through a Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction (CMDRR) approach.