Building Resilience to Mitigate the Impacts of Droughts and Floods in Kenya

KIPPRA is undertaking a study ‘Building Resilience to Mitigate the Impacts of Droughts and Floods in Kenya’. The study supports the ongoing efforts by the government to end emergencies emanating from droughts and floods, which are key in anchoring the long term economic growth as articulated in the Kenya Vision 2030.

The study will analyze the socio-economic impacts, assess the policy and institutional structures that govern disaster management and identify any capacity gaps that require government intervention in building resilience to climatic shocks.

So far, the Institute has held a roundtable discussion with relevant stakeholders on 1st September 2017, and is now preparing for field survey to collect the primary data. Upon completion, the Institute will hold a national workshop to disseminate the survey findings with the intention of initiating national dialogue on how the country can strengthen its preparedness and response to emergencies of droughts and floods.