Kenya further actualised the EDE commitment by institutionalising drought risk management through establishment of a specialised institution – the National Drought Management Authority – in November 2011.
Establishment of NDMA was a paradigm shift in drought risk management in the country from short-term projects to a specialised institution that provides a platform for long-term planning and action, as well as a mechanism for solid coordination across Government and with all other stakeholders.
The mandate revolves around the following core functions;
- Reduce drought vulnerability, increase drought resilience and enhance adaptation to climate change.
- Provide quality drought and climate information to facilitate concerted by relevant stakeholders
- Protect livelihoods of vulnerable households and community systems to cope and recover from drought shocks.
- Facilitate coordinated action by Government and other stakeholders towards ending drought emergencies in Kenya.