The MTP has six pillars. Each of these pillars is being operationalised through a common programming framework in order to harmonise the actions and resources of the Government of Kenya and its development partners.


PILLAR 1: PEACE AND SECURITY

The focus of the Peace and Security Pillar, or Pillar 1, is to provide a common strategy around which all stakeholders can renew their efforts to end the insecurity and violence which has plagued the arid and semi-arid lands for too long.

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Pillar 1: Peace and Security


PILLAR 2: CLIMATE-PROOFED INFRASTRUCTURE

The focus of the Climate-proofed Infrastructure Pillar, or Pillar 2, is that the deficit of climate-proofed productive infrastructure and its maintenance is identified, planned and progressively addressed in a coordinated and comprehensive manner at national, county and community level.
 

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Pillar 2: Climate-proofed Infrastructure


PILLAR 3: HUMAN CAPITAL

The focus of the Human Capital Pillar, or Pillar 3, is to develop a healthy, skilled, innovative, resourceful and motivated human capital which is a key foundation for sustainable and resilient livelihoods and economic growth. Human capital is understood to be the resources and capabilities that help people be economically and socially productive.

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Pillar 3: Human Capital


PILLAR 4: SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS

The focus of the Sustainable Livelihoods Pillar, or Pillar 4, is to promote secure and sustainable livelihoods that help families prone to drought spread risk and prevent asset loss. Livestock is given particular emphasis in this pillar given its importance in drought-prone areas and the substantial losses normally experienced by the livestock sector during emergencies (estimated at 72% of damages and losses during the 2008-11 drought period).

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Pillar 4: Sustainable Livelihoods


PILLAR 5: DROUGHT RISK MANAGEMENT

The focus of the Drought Risk Management Pillar, or Pillar 5, is to develop and strengthen the institutions, mechanisms, and capacities that build resilience to drought and climate change. Drought risk management cuts across the first four EDE pillars (peace and security, climate-proofed infrastructure, human capital and sustainable livelihoods) but also relies on them to build the foundations for drought-resilient livelihoods.

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Pillar 5: Drought Risk Management


PILLAR 6: INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT

The focus of the Institutional Development and Knowledge Management Pillar, or Pillar 6, is to promote robust ASAL institutions to support EDE investment, policy and programming decisions, based on critical evidence generated by solid knowledge management systems.  The pillar works closely with the EDE Secretariat and other pillar groups to achieve this. 

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Pillar 6: Institutional Development and Knowledge Management